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Tamworth Residents Flock to Visit New Station

25/04/2012

A community drop in event at Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station on Saturday proved a huge success with visits from nearly 300 residents.

“The crew have settled into the new station really well and the level of interaction we’ve had with the local community has improved greatly since we moved into the new station.”

Station Manager,Paul Richins.

The station held a community drop in session for local people to view the new facilities. Visitors were taken on a tour of the new station and got to chat with their local firefighters. Children got to sit aboard the fire engines and had the opportunity to meet Service mascots, Welephant and Blaze Bear. Over 30 applications were taken for the Service’s Welephant Club which is open to four to eight year olds.

Station Manager, Paul Richins said: “The event was a fantastic success and we had some great feedback from local residents who were really impressed with the new facilities. We had a lot of interest in the community room and we hope to attract further bookings as a result of the event.

“The crew have settled into the new station really well and the level of interaction we’ve had with the local community has improved greatly since we moved into the new station.”

Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station was the final station to open in a £50 million private finance initiative project which saw the rebuild of seven existing fire stations and the building of an additional three stations. An official opening ceremony for the station will take place later this year.

Partner and community groups interesting in booking the new facilities should ring 01785 898781or email t.enquiries@staffordshirefire.gov.uk. Slots are available weekdays from 9am – 10pm and at weekends from 9am – 5pm.