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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Gnosall Community Event a Huge Success

30/11/2011

One of the firefighters takes note of people's ideas at Gnosall Fire Station

Almost 100 people attended the Gnosall Community Event earlier in the week at Gnosall Community Fire Station.

"We were really pleased with the turnout; we weren’t expecting that many people so it was great to see so many members of the community come along and give us their input."

Station Manager, Paul Richins

The event invited local members of the community to submit ideas for what they would like to see in the community rooms at the Fire Station and tell the Fire Service what they would use the facilities for. 

Several groups and charities, including the British Legion, the National Farmers Union and the local guides group also attended and expressed an interest in using the facilities for admin and meetings.

Station Manager, Paul Richins said: "We were really pleased with the turnout; we weren’t expecting that many people so it was great to see so many members of the community come along and give us their input.

"We asked for any ideas people had for the community facilities and we’ve had a wide variety of suggestions – even for what sort of furniture to have!

"We will hold a community open day once the facilities are complete and there will also be an official opening ceremony early in the New Year."

The Fire Station has undergone a refurbishment to improve the existing facilities and introduce new ones. Two extensions have been built to the side and rear of the existing station to allow for a community room and female firefighter facilities.