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New Station Opens to the Community

12/07/2011

The newly built Cannock Community Fire Station is throwing its doors open to the public. Children will be amongst the first visitors as the station holds a schools’ week from 18th – 22nd July.

"Crews moved into the building at the end of February, however construction work has continued for the past few months as the former station was demolished and a training yard built in its place."

Area Commander Stuart Claughton.

Pupils from schools including Heath Hayes Primary, Sherbrook Valley Primary, Littleton Green Primary, St Lukes Primary and Jerome Primary are set to visit and have a tour of the new facilities.

Area Commander for Cannock, Stuart Claughton said: “Crews moved into the building at the end of February, however construction work has continued for the past few months as the former station was demolished and a training yard built in its place. The construction work has now finished and so we’re ready to welcome the community in.

“A number of schools have been following the progress of the build and contributed to the time capsule we buried in the grounds, so we wanted to invite them in first before they broke up for the holidays. We hope they will be as impressed as we are with the new facilities.”

The schools’ week will be followed by two community drop in sessions and will culminate in a big family fun day. The drop in sessions will take place on 28th and 29th July from 10am – 12noon and 4pm – 7pm. The family fun day will take place on 30th July from 11am – 4pm.

Partner and community groups interesting in booking the new facilities, which accommodate up to 30 people, should email: c.enquiries3@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or ring 01785 898065 during office hours. Slots are available weekdays from 9am – 10pm and at weekends from 9am – 5pm.