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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to unveil its proposals for fire cover in west Cornwall

By WBjridge  |  Posted: May 13, 2013

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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is preparing to unveil its new plan for emergency cover in west Cornwall.

The proposal is to relocate the existing Camborne and Redruth community fire stations to two new sites in Tolvaddon, Pool and Hayle. 

Paul Walker, deputy chief fire officer for CFRS, said: "Our business case, approved by Cornwall Council in July 2012, demonstrates that moving the two existing community fire stations from their current locations improves our service and delivers agreed savings without cutting frontline services.

"Providing one community fire station in the Camborne, Pool, Redruth area and one in Hayle enables us to reach an additional 13,900 people within our ten-minute critical response time. 

"It will also improve our ability to deliver our wider community safety activity to the areas of most need.

 "We are now at an exciting stage in the process and want to provide the opportunity for local communities to view our plans and discuss these with us. 

"Their views are important to us, and will help us to ensure that these facilities are right for the communities they will be serving."

The new facility at Tolvaddon will provide a community fire station crewed by both full time and "on call" staff on a 24/7 basis. 

The new Hayle station will be crewed by "on call" staff and will be shared with South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, enabling these services to work together under one roof. 

CFRS will also be moving critical service support functions including fire control, training and development and engineering workshops that are currently located across a number of different locations in Cornwall, to a new service headquarters facility at the Tolvaddon site. 

Local people can see the plans for the first time at Illogan Parish Council's office at Tolvaddon Business Park on May 28 from 9.30am -1pm.

And at Hayle Day Care Centre in Commercial Road from 9.30am-1pm on May 30.

 More detail on the programme and information on how to view the plans will be available at cprh">www.cornwall.gov.uk/cprh, by e-mailing cprh@cornwall.gov.uk">cprh@cornwall.gov.uk, by phoning 0300 1234 232 or by writing to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Old County Hall, Truro, TR1 3HA.

 

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