Longton Fire Station Set to be Rebuilt

Residents and the local business community are being invited to shape the future of Longton Fire Station.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is planning to rebuild the station on Uttoxeter Road. A consultation event is being held at the fire station on Thursday 27th January where attendees can contribute to discussions.

Longton is one of 11 fire stations that has been selected to be rebuilt under a £50 million private finance initiative (PFI) scheme. A separate, earlier PFI project is currently underway with ten fire stations being rebuilt.

[Station Manager, Andy Leedham said] “This is fantastic news for Longton and the surrounding areas. We are still in the early stages of planning this new station, but our vision for all of these new fire stations is to make them community embracing.

“We already have a brand new community fire station under construction in Hanley, Sandyford Community Fire Station opened a couple of months ago and Burslem Fire Station is currently undergoing refurbishment also.

“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.”[/quote]

Partners, businesses and local residents are invited to attend sessions from either 3pm ““ 5pm or 6pm-8pm.
Longton firefighters, members of the Northern Service delivery Group and the PFI project team will be at the events and will be available to answer questions.

Interested parties who are unable to attend the event but would like more information regarding the development at Longton Fire Station should ring 01785 898671 or email pfiproject@staffordshirefire.gov.uk.

The 11 fire stations due to be rebuilt are: Longton, Stone, Burton-on-Trent, Chase Terrace, Codsall, Kinver, Lichfield, Leek, Penkridge, Ashley and Rugeley.

To book a free Home Fire Risk Check contact: 0800 0241 999. For all other non emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills. In an emergency dial 999.

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay.I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17.I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist.I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio.It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online.Look out for our new venture www.6towns.co.uk - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns!I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site.I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles!I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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