Redbridge's fire stations are safe as London Fire Brigade looks to save millions

Hainault fire station is no longer threatened with closure as the London Fire Brigade looks to save £28.8million over the next two years.

The station in New North Road was placed on a list of 30 fire stations in the capital which could have closed.

But the London Fire Brigade the Draft Fifth London Safety Plan released today does not include shutting down the station.

Three fire stations in neighbouring borough Waltham Forest will lose a fire engine each.

Stations on the revised closure list include Bow, Kensington and Westminster.

However, four stations across London - Hendon, Orpington, Stanmore and Twickenham - will gain an additional fire engine.

Under the proposals the brigade is aiming to maintain its existing response times of the first fire engine getting to an emergency within six minutes and the second fire engine within eight minutes.

The cost-cutting plans are due to be discussed by members of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority on January 21, with a final decision made on June 20 after a public consultation.

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4:30pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Considering John Prescott wasted over 300 million with his Control Centre fiasco that remained empty costing millions a month being so, maybe they could sue him to claw back some monies.
Considering John Prescott wasted over 300 million with his Control Centre fiasco that remained empty costing millions a month being so, maybe they could sue him to claw back some monies. Cornbeefur

12:48am Sat 12 Jan 13

ColinOrient says...

Whatever next from this hapless, tinpot government? Police stations are being closed down and the next farcical situation is fire stations lacking fire engines. Maybe if you need a paramedic try contacting members of the nearby dustcart or possibly GP's helping out in the local post office. Add to this lunacy the obscene fact that MP's are all set for another huge pay surge. It all brings tears to the eyes and makes you want to emigrate.
Whatever next from this hapless, tinpot government? Police stations are being closed down and the next farcical situation is fire stations lacking fire engines. Maybe if you need a paramedic try contacting members of the nearby dustcart or possibly GP's helping out in the local post office. Add to this lunacy the obscene fact that MP's are all set for another huge pay surge. It all brings tears to the eyes and makes you want to emigrate. ColinOrient

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