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Work is to start on community fire station in Loggerheads

09/05/2014

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The first phase of work is set to get underway at the new community fire station in Loggerheads on Monday, May 12.

"This is a very exciting milestone both for the Service and for the communities of Ashley and Loggerheads. It marks a new era for the way firefighters operate and interact with local residents." 

PFI Programme Director Steve Knight

The facility is one of 11 new fire stations being built across the county as part of a £50 million Private Finance Initiative.

The initial stage of the major project will include highways work and landscaping at the Market Drayton Road site.

Crews are currently based at nearby Ashley Fire Station and will continue to operate from there until the construction programme has been completed early next year.

PFI Programme Director Steve Knight said: “This is a very exciting milestone both for the Service and for the communities of Ashley and Loggerheads. It marks a new era for the way firefighters operate and interact with local residents.

“The station at Ashley was built in the 1960s and isn’t fit for purpose in the 21st Century. The new community fire station will not only be much more cost effective, it will provide an excellent location for our firefighters to be based at, allowing us to further drive down response times, and offering first class facilities for residents and our partner organisations.”

Other areas that will benefit from a new community fire station as part of the programme include Chase Terrace, Longton, Kinver, Rugeley, Stone, Codsall, Penkridge, Leek, Burton-on-Trent and Lichfield. They are all scheduled to be open by 2016.