Adam Bienkov | Wednesday 21 November, 2012 08:48
Well it turns out that this was just the best case scenario.
A new report to the fire authority this week reveals proposals to close up to 31 fire stations, lose 36 fire engines and axe hundreds of jobs.
The following stations are under threat of closure under these plans:
Belsize, Bexley, Biggin Hill, Chingford, Chiswick, Clapham, Clerkenwell, Deptford, Downham, Eltham, Fulham, Greenwich, Hainault, Hornchurch, Islington, Kensington, Kingsland, Knightsbridge, Lee Green, Leyton, Mill Hill, New Cross, Park Royal, Peckham, Silvertown, Southwark, Twickenham, Wennington, Westminster, Whitechapel and Woolwich
You can read the full proposals here.
The actual number of station closures won’t be decided until the authority has been given it’s final funding settlement from the Mayor within the next couple of months.
However, it’s pretty clear that many of London’s fire stations and fire engines will now go despite Boris Johnson’s promises before the election.
Watch this space.
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