This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Rejected petition Save the Portland Coastguard Helicopter
The Secretary of State for Transport has announced that the Portland Coastguard Helicopter base will close, despite protests from local people, MPs and Hospital Consultants.
Many people with an in depth knowledge of what this helicopter does at a local level feel that lives will be lost as a result of losing this Search & Rescue facility.
We urge the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Transport to reverse this decision before loss of life is encountered.
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This e-petition is being closed to new signatures, following a request from the creator of the e-petition.
A new e-petition, lasting a further year, has been created, also entitled Save the Portland Coastguard Helicopter, at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/36619 and you are encouraged to sign the new e-petition if you have already signed this closed e-petition.
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