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Have Your Say on New Stations

Residents and the local business community are being invited to shape the future of Chase Terrace and Lichfield Fire Stations.

"We are still in the early stages of planning these new facilities, but our vision for these new fire stations is to make them community embracing."

Assistant Area Commander for Lichfield, Dermot Hogan

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is planning to rebuild the stations and consultation events are being held at Chase Terrace Fire Station on November 4th and Lichfield Fire Station on the 11th where attendees can contribute to discussions.

The stations are two of ten fire stations that have been selected to be rebuilt under a £50 million public finance initiative (PFI) scheme (See Notes to Editor).  A separate, earlier PFI project is currently underway with ten fire stations being rebuilt.

Assistant Area Commander for Lichfield, Dermot Hogan said: "This is fantastic news for Lichfield, Chase Terrace and the surrounding areas. We are still in the early stages of planning these new facilities, but our vision for these new fire stations is to make them community embracing.

"The consultation events will give the public and members of local organisations the chance to influence the shape of the new stations with regards to their design and how they are used."

Partners and businesses are invited to attend a session at Chase Terrace Fire Station on November 4th from 4pm to 6pm and local residents are invited to attend a session running from 6.30pm to 8pm. The same session times will run at Lichfield Fire Station on 11th November. Chase Terrace and Lichfield firefighters, the Area Command team and the PFI project team will be at the events and will be available to answer questions.

Interested parties who are unable to attend the events but would like more information regarding the development at Chase Terrace or Lichfield Fire Station should ring 01785 898671 or email pfiproject@staffordshirefire.gov.uk.

The ten fire stations due to be rebuilt are: Stone, Burton-on-Trent, Chase Terrace, Codsall, Kinver, Lichfield, Leek, Penkridge, Ashley and Rugeley. Outline planning applications has been granted for all ten sites.