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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drop-in session is to be held in Burton

17/04/2015

Computer generated image of the new station
Burton Community Fire Station

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

"We are very keen to hear the view of Burton residents and I would encourage anyone who would like to make a comment or ask questions about the proposals to attend the drop-in session." 

Station Manager for Burton Andy Kinsman

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

The session will take place from 8am – 8pm on April 24. 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.

Station Manager for Burton Andy Kinsman said: "We are very keen to hear the view of Burton residents and I would encourage anyone who would like to make a comment or ask questions about the proposals to attend the drop-in session.

"The feedback that we gather from this drop-in session and the public meeting that has already taken place will be added to the information provided on the consultation form and will help to shape the future of the fire and rescue service. That is why it is very important that people take advantage of the 12-week consultation before it closes on May 22.   

"No decisions have been made on any of the proposals so it is crucial that if you have a view on any aspect of them, that you make that view heard."