Residents and the local business community are invited to shape the future of Stone Fire Station.
As part of a ten station multi-million pound project, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is planning to redevelop the facility at Stone.
"The consultation event will give the public and members of local organisations the chance to influence the shape of the new station with regards to its design and how it is used."
Dale Harrison, Assistant Area Commander, Stafford
A final decision on the Service’s bid for funding through the Government’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is due shortly.
With approval expected to be given, people are invited to attend a consultation event at Stone Fire Station on Wednesday, February 24th, where they will learn about the proposed scheme.
The new building, to be known as Stone Community Fire Station, would be built on the current site.
Dale Harrison, Assistant Area Commander for Stafford, said: "I am very pleased that Stone is being considered for a new fire station, following a multi-million pound Private Finance Initiative bid.
"The consultation event will give the public and members of local organisations the chance to influence the shape of the new station with regards to its design and how it is used.
"We want to consider all views on specification, aesthetics and what additional facilities should be included."
The consultation event at Stone Fire Station will be split into two sessions. The first which will run from 4pm to 5.30pm is for partners and businesses. The public event runs from 6pm to 8pm.
Visitors should approach the station from Stafford Close and not from the A34 to avoid compromising emergency call outs. Parking will be provided on site.
Each session will begin with a short presentation by Stafford Area Commander, Steve Pope. Following this, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service staff and the team managing the project will take questions from the floor.
Interested parties who would like to take part in either consultation event are asked to confirm their attendance by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively people should write to Area Commander, Stafford Community Protection Area Command, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stafford Fire Station, Beaconside, Stafford ST18 0DD or telephone 01785 898549.