People Power triumphs!

SPAG & MP Rob Fello handing in seal protection...
Handing in Petition today    Flickr

I love it when people power gets something done!

Some time ago,  along with lots of other websites, I asked readers to click on to a Petition on the 10 Downing Street website – asking for the NHS to close down 084 numbers which cost us more than ‘normal’ ones.  It seemed cheeky that the NHS was going to get us to pay more when we used the phone to call them.

It asked you signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to “prevent local health centres and hospitals from using 08 numbers such as 0844, 0845 or 0870.”

Over 80, 000 of you clicked on to the Downing Street website – and, contrary to what people expect, Downing Street has taken note and these nasty expensive phone numbers are going to be phased out.

Today the Prime Minister’s Office has responded to that petition and you can view reply here:


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