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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drop-in session is to be held in Kidsgrove

17/04/2015

Kidsgrove Community Fire Station
Kidsgrove Community Fire Station

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

"We are keen to gather as much feedback from the community of Kidsgrove as possible so I would urge residents to pop into the session if they want to raise any issues or to ask any questions. The comments and views that we gather throughout the 12-week consultation period will play a key role in shaping how the fire and rescue service looks and operates in the future."

Station Manager at Kidsgrove James Green

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

The session will take place from 5pm – 7pm on May 6. Residents are being encouraged to drop in at any point during those times. Local councillors have been informed of the events.

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.

Station Manager at Kidsgrove James Green said: "We are keen to gather as much feedback from the community of Kidsgrove as possible so I would urge residents to pop into the session if they want to raise any issues or to ask any questions.

"The comments and views that we gather throughout the 12-week consultation period will play a key role in shaping how the fire and rescue service looks and operates in the future.

"This is your opportunity to find out what the proposals are and to have your say. Absolutely no decisions have been made which is why it is essential that we hear your thoughts before May 22."