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Fire Station Facilities Events

18/07/2011

Sandyford Community Fire Station

Local organisations are being invited to two information events to find out more about the facilities available at the new community fire stations, currently under construction.

 “In the next few months we’ll be opening a further four community fire stations in North Staffordshire and so we want local groups and organisations to know about the facilities available to them at no charge."

Community Liaison Officer Ruth Haigh.

An event is being held on Wednesday 20th July from 3pm – 6.30pm to find out more about the facilities that will soon become available at Hanley and Burslem community fire stations. A second event will be held on Wednesday 3rd August from 3pm – 6.30pm for the stations at Newcastle and Kidsgrove. Both events are being held at Sandyford Community Fire Station on Marlborough Way so attendees can get an idea of the types of facilities on offer.

Community Liaison Officer for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Ruth Haigh said: “In the next few months we’ll be opening a further four community fire stations in North Staffordshire and so we want local groups and organisations to know about the facilities available to them at no charge. The invitation is open to existing groups as well as individuals who are thinking of starting up a group but are struggling to find a suitable venue.

“We’re currently taking over 40 bookings per month at Sandyford from organisations ranging from a local cycling club to a scouts group. We hope the upcoming community fire stations will be as successful and widely used as they are at Sandyford - we want to work with local people for the good of the community.”

Project Manager for Health for the Workers’ Education Association, Janet Henson, who uses Sandyford Community Fire Station on a weekly basis, commented: “The facilities at Sandyford are fantastic – they’re clean, set up to our requirements and come with modern technology such as projectors.

“As a charity ourselves we’d certainly recommend the community fire station facilities to other local groups and organisations.”