Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Kingsland Fire Station Closure - Public Consultation

A public consultation process has been launched on Boris Johnson's controversial plans to close many London fire stations including the Kingsland station in De Beauvoir ward.

Your De Beauvoir councillors have firmly opposed the proposed closure since the plans were leaked last year. They were joined by Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier, Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe and London Assembly Member Jeanette Arnold.

The petition organised by De Beauvoir councillors now stands at over 500 names of local people who wish their local station to stay open and it's dedicated staff to remain in place providing safety and peace of mind for the community. If you have not yet signed the petition it can be accessed here.

The proposed closures are part of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority's (LFEPA) Draft Fifth London Safety Plan.

The consultation on the plan including station closures is being held by LFEPA and contributions are invited from residents and interested parties. The consultation is open until the 17th of June this year.

Full details of the draft plan can be seen here.

To have your views considered please visit the consultation website.
You can also receive a hard copy of the plan and the consultation details leaflet as well as request translations by calling 0800 9888 569 or emailing the London Fire Brigade.
There will also be a series of public meetings to discuss the closures. The Hackney meeting takes place at Stoke Newington Town Hall on Monday the 20th of May from 7 till 9pm.

To download a copy of the Mayor's closure plans please visit this link (pdf).

Your De Beauvoir councillors would like to hear from you regarding this action and they will be preparing a response to the closure plan. Please get in touch using the contact details on the right of this page.

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