David Lee sets out action required to resolve the Southern Strike.

station concernAll across East Surrey this week, the strikes on Southern Rail have meant that the cost to businesses will be in the millions, everyday routines such as getting to school or appointments will have been disrupted and thousands of commuters will not have been able to get to work.

Will our MP really do anything to get Southern on the right track?

P1010747 smDavid Lee’s response to Sam Gymiah’s reply to his letter about Southern Rail’s failure.
Will our MP really do anything to get Southern on the right track?

Sack Southern

key sacksouthernLocal commuters have put up with Southern Rail's incompetence and thoroughly dreadful service for far too long. The chaos needs to end NOW! Please sign Tom Brake's petition below calling for the abysmal Southern Rail to be sacked:

Southern Rail Hell

P1010747 smIn the same week that rail users here in East Surrey are being hit by fare increases of 1.8% they are also having to suffer an appalling reduced timetable due to industrial action with the prospect of virtually no trains running at all next week. This is on top of 18 months of shocking service. Your local Liberal Democrats are calling on Chris Grayling the Transport Secretary and Sam Gyimah the local Conservative MP to act now to resolve the issues we face here in East Surrey.

Special Needs Education in Surrey slammed by Ofsted and CQC

ChrisChris Botten, Leader of Tandridge Lib Dems writes:

It will come as no surprise to head teachers and many parents that provision for children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) in Surrey has been heavily criticised by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.
Following a joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission conducted during October this year, a number of serious criticisms have been set out which require a Written Statement of Action to Ofsted to set out how Surrey will tackle serious areas of weakness.
As an experienced Chair of Governors in a number of Surrey Schools I have been concerned for some time that the processes for the identification of special needs for Surrey children, and the delays in plans for meeting those needs, have frustrated parents and head teachers alike.
Now Ofsted and the CQC have confirmed those concerns and require a plan of action to resolve them.