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Longnor Community Fire Station to Officially Open

18/07/2011

The newly refurbished Longnor Community Fire Station will be officially opened on Thursday.

“The new community fire station looks great and is in keeping with the local area. The station has remained operational throughout the build thanks to the co-operation between the contractors and the firefighters."

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford.

The building will be officially opened by Councillor Jason Hails, Chairman of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council on 21st July at 7pm. The community room will also be named after former firefighter John Storer who worked at the station for 36 years before passing away in 1997.

The station has undergone a transformation in the past year, with an extension for community facilities added to the side of the building and a complete internal refurbishment. West Midlands based builders; AM Griffiths have carried out the build.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford said: “The new community fire station looks great and is in keeping with the local area. The station has remained operational throughout the build thanks to the co-operation between the contractors and the firefighters.

“Over the coming years most of our stations will be either refurbished or rebuilt - our vision for the future is for all of our fire stations to sit at the heart of the community and enhance the facilities available for members of the local area to benefit from. The refurbishment of Longnor has brought us one step closer to that vision and we hope it will be welcomed by everyone in the village.”

Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Len Bloomer said: “This is the second station in the Moorlands to benefit from a refurbishment and the end result is fantastic – it’s a station that both the firefighters and the community can be very proud of.”

Local councillors, community representatives and the 11 firefighters and their families have been invited to the official opening event, which will include a tour of the new facilities followed by the unveiling of a plaque.

Partners and community groups can book the new facilities, which seats up to 15 people, by emailing: northerncommunityrooms@staffordshirefire.gov.uk. or by ringing 01785 898897.