Clapham Fire Station Saved

Posted: July 15, 2013 by rabidleftwinger in Uncategorized
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Clapham Fire Station Demonstration Fire Engine
The London Fire Authority published revised proposals earlier this week. You can see a summary of their proposals here

The good news is that the have proposed Clapham Fire Station will remain open, albeit with the loss of one fire engine. For the people who live in or near Clapham this is really good news. This victory belongs to the 300 people who turned up the demonstration in March and the 200 people who turned up to the consultation meeting in May. It belongs to the people who collected signatures on the petition, and the 4,500 people who signed it. Thank you to you all.

This story was covered in the Brixton Blog and SWLondoner

But serious cuts are still proposed. Not just the one fire engine at Clapham but ten fire stations across London that are proposed to be cut. To campaign against this the London Fire Brigades Union have called a demonstration this Thursday when the London Assembly will consider the London Fire Authority’s report:

Demonstrate to Defend Our Fire Service
No station closures, No cuts to fire engine numbers, No increase in 999 response times
March to stop the cuts
Assemble: 11:30am on Thursday 18 July
The Monument, Fish Street Hill, London, EC3R 6DB
Called by London Fire Brigades Union

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