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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drop-in session for Codsall residents

06/02.2014

Codsall residents are invited to find out more about their new community fire station. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a drop-in session at Codsall Fire Station on Wednesday 19th February from 6pm – 8pm.

"The existing station was built over 40 years ago and so it is proving costly to maintain and no longer meets our requirements. This new station will provide us with state-of-the-art facilities that will benefit the firefighters, the community and our partner organisations." 

Codsall Station Manager Graham Mills

Building work is set to start on the station, located on Duck Lane, in March. At the drop-in session residents will have the opportunity to see the latest design plans, meet the construction team and put forward suggestions about how the new community facilities could be used.

PFI Programme Director, Steve Knight said: “This is a great opportunity for residents from Codsall and the surrounding areas to find out more about their new station before building work commences in March. They will be able to see the designs, find out more about the construction schedule and experts will be on hand to answer any questions they may have.”

Codsall Station Manager Graham Mills said: “The existing station was built over 40 years ago and so it is proving costly to maintain and no longer meets our requirements. This new station will provide us with state-of-the-art facilities that will benefit the firefighters, the community and our partner organisations.

“It’s an exciting time for us as we prepare for the new station build. We will move out of the current station in the summer, into a temporary fire station on site while the new station is built. We will continue to respond to emergencies as normal during this time.”

The station is one of 11 community fire stations in Staffordshire being rebuilt as part of a £50 million private finance initiative. A consortium called Blue3 will be responsible for the design, construction and ongoing maintenance of the 11 community fire stations. All stations are expected to be open by 2016.