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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Duo of drop-in sessions are to be held in Stone

13/04/2015

Stone Community Fire Station
Stone Community Fire Station

Two drop-in sessions are set to be held at Stone Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.

"We are looking into a range of options for Stone and the county as a whole and are keen to hear the views of local people. These two drop-in sessions will enable residents to speak to representatives from the Service and to find out more about the proposals which relate specifically to Stone." 

Group Manager for the west of the county Dermot Hogan

Representatives from the Service will attend the events to discuss the options for change in more detail.

The sessions will take place from 6pm – 8pm on April 22 and April 29. Residents are being encouraged to drop-in at any point during those times. Local councillors have also received letters informing them of the events and inviting them to attend.

Local people can also get involved by completing the online questionnaire which is available on the Service website - http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/3362.asp - until May 22.

Businesses, voluntary sector and public sector partners are also being consulted on a range of potential options designed to help address future risks, meet demands and achieve financial savings targets.

The Service has already saved £4 million since 2010 and will have to save an additional £5.7 million between 2015 and 2020.


Group Manager for the west of the county Dermot Hogan said: "We are looking into a range of options for Stone and the county as a whole and are keen to hear the views of local people.

"These two drop-in sessions will enable residents to speak to representatives from the Service and to find out more about the proposals which relate specifically to Stone. The consultation will run until May 22 and we want to garner as many opinions as possible prior to that date.

"I would reiterate that absolutely no decisions have been made on any of the proposals and that the input of residents is vital to deciding how the Service will operate in the future."