Fire Authority has 'no grounds' for cuts challenge (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Fire Authority told they have 'no grounds' to challenge cuts
Lawyers have advised the London Fire Authority it has no legal grounds to challenge the Mayor’s planned cuts to fire services across London.
Under the plans Waltham Forest would see the number of fire engines reduced from eight to five, increasing the time it will take for a second fire engine to arrive at the scene of a blaze by nearly a minute.
A coalition of seven boroughs including Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets, are preparing to seek a judicial review into the decision.
Jennette Arnold, London Assembly member for North East London, warned on twitter that industrial action may follow.
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