Up and away! Save RAF Scampton petition reaches first target

A petition calling for RAF Scampton to be saved has reached 10,000 signatures and now the government will have to respond.

The Lincolnite reported this morning that the petition was set to miss its deadline on January 31, 2019 without passing the threshold.

We reported this morning when only 7,889 people had signed the petition after six months but now 10,087 signatures have been recorded at the time of writing.

Unfortunately petitions need 100,000 signatures to be considered for a debate in Parliament. Can Lincoln do it by the end of the month? SIGN IT HERE

Various petitions were set up in the days after it was announced that RAF Scampton would be scrapped and the Red Arrows would need a new home.

In total 21,980 signatures were collected online, but the government only responds to petitions on the Parliament website.

As previously reported, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that the base would be sold off and the Red Arrows moved.

Yorkshire is now vying to become the new home of the Red Arrows once RAF Scampton is closed down.

The air base, which is currently home to 600 members of staff, is expected to close by 2022 but can Lincoln reverse the decision?