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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drop-in session is to be held in Tamworth

16/04/2015

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A drop-in session is set to be held at Tamworth Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.

"During the session, representatives from the fire and rescue service will be available for people to ask questions, relating specifically to Tamworth. All of the comments and opinions that we receive from the drop-in sessions, as well as via the consultation form, will be fed back and will play a vital role in the way we operate in the future which is why it is absolutely crucial that everyone has their say." 

Tamworth Station Manager Andy Adamson

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

The session will take place from 8am – 8pm on April 30. Residents are being encouraged to drop-in at any point during those times. Local councillors have been informed of the events and invited to attend.

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 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.

Tamworth Station Manager Andy Adamson said: "I would urge as many residents as possible to attend the drop-in sessions and ensure that their views are heard prior to the end of the 12-week consultation on May 22.

"During the session, representatives from the fire and rescue service will be available for people to ask questions, relating specifically to Tamworth. All of the comments and opinions that we receive from the drop-in sessions, as well as via the consultation form, will be fed back and will play a vital role in the way we operate in the future which is why it is absolutely crucial that everyone has their say.

"I would reiterate that absolutely no decisions have been made on any of the proposals and that all suggestions will be carefully considered."