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Last chance for residents to have their say on the Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub

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Wyreforesthubimpression1For the last 8 weeks, an extensive public consultation on the proposed Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub has been underway. This public consultation is due to close on 9 September 2016 and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is encouraging Wyre Forest residents and business owners to give their view on the location of the hub before the consultation finishes.

The hub, which has secured £2.38 million in government funding, has been approved in principle and this second phase of consultation has aimed to determine the best location for the station between the two suitable sites in the area that are currently available. Silverwood Park and Stourpoint 5 are both considered to be satisfactory locations.

Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said: "Over the last 8 weeks, we have been seeking the opinions of staff, local communities and their representatives to ensure that all views are taken into consideration with regards to the location of the new hub. I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give their view so far."

He continued: "Whichever location is chosen, we believe that, going forward, the new multi-agency hub will result in a more resilient prevention, protection and emergency response function across the three communities of Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley."

Chairman Derek Prodger MBE said: "No final decisions have yet been made and the Fire Authority will carefully consider the outcome of this consultation before making up its mind. I am encouraging everyone with an interest in community safety across the Wrye Forest to read the full consultation document and let us know their opinions."

Residents and business owners can give their views on the location of the Wyre Forest Emergency Service Hub by filling out an online questionnaire or requesting a paper copy at http://www.hwfire.org.uk/your-right-to-know/consultation .

Views can also be given by emailing Consultation@hwfire.org.uk or by calling 0345 122 4454. Any tweets should mention @HWFire, using the hash tag #TellHWFire.

Further information can be found at http://www.hwfire.org.uk/your-right-to-know/consul...

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319
JChadwick@hwfire.org.uk