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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drop-in session is to be held in Burslem

17/04/2015

Burslem Community Fire Station

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

"We are keen for the views of the communities we serve to help to shape the way the fire and rescue service operates in the future. The input of residents throughout this process is vital.”

Station Manager at Burslem Rob Watts

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

The sessions will take place from 5pm – 7pm on May 13. Residents are being encouraged to drop-in at any point during those times. Local councillors have also 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 Rob Watts said: "I would urge anyone who would like to find out more information about the proposals relating to Burslem under the Community Safety Options to attend the drop-in session. Representatives from the Service will be on hand to answer any questions as well as to take comments from residents.

"It is important to highlight the fact that absolutely no decisions have been made on the proposals and that all of the feedback that we receive during the 12-week consultation, which runs until May 22, will be carefully considered.

"We are keen for the views of the communities we serve to help to shape the way the fire and rescue service operates in the future. The input of residents throughout this process is vital."