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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Codsall Community Fire Station Consultation

04/07/2011

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding two public meetings to give local residents the opportunity to view and discuss plans for the new Codsall Community Fire Station.

"We know from our current re-building programme that not only are our new stations helping to improve ability to respond to emergencies, they are having a positive impact on their local communities."

Keith Stubbs, Area Commander for South Staffordshire

The meetings will be held at South Staffordshire Council Offices on Monday 18 July.  The first will start at 2.30pm and the second at 5.30pm. They will be an opportunity for the local community to look at some of the plans for the new station and to discuss with fire service staff what opportunities the new facility will bring to the area.

The current Codsall Fire station is one of 11 stations earmarked for re-building through a £50 million PFI (Private Finance Initiative) funded project being put forward by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. A similar project is already well underway in the county resulting 3 new stations being built at Stafford, Sandyford and Tamworth and 7 more being re-built.

Keith Stubbs, Area Commander for South Staffordshire said; “We know from our current re-building programme that not only are our new stations helping to improve ability to respond to emergencies, they are having a positive impact on their local communities through the community facilities that are being built-in to each new station. I am delighted that the people of Codsall are going to have a chance to feel these benefits through the re-building of their fire station”

“One of the things we want to take away from the public meeting is a picture of what needs or opportunities local people see for the community facilities at the new station. It will also enable us to explain to local people the processes we are going through to get the new station, how it is being paid for and how it will improve the services we offer to the local community”.

Further details about the consultation event and the PFI project can be found on the Fire Service website or alternatively residents can call Codsall Fire Station on 01785 898055.