After a significant amount of work by a few supporters, led by local resident and campaigner Carl Cookson, the chair of Ash Parish Council Nigel Manning has now publicly shown his support for the campaign. He has published a letter he has sent to Jeremy Quin MP (Minister for Defence Procurement), who has overall responsibility for the DIO, copying in our ever absent MP Michael Gove. In his letter he calls out the “blatant inconsistencies presented by the MOD and their complete disregard of the residents of Ash and the surrounding communities.” He also demands that Jeremy Quin MP restores full access with immediate effect and for the DIO to engage with open and constructive discussions with the community.
This is a major step forward with the work Carl and colleagues have put in to numerours meetings resulting in APC giving their support.
Nigel Manning’s full statement can be accessed via the following link https://www.ashpcsurrey.gov.uk/ash-ranges-statement-from-cllr-nigel-manning-chairman-of-ash-parish-council/