Cwmbran councillors’ concerns over fire cuts plans
7:01pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Pontypool news
MEMBERS of Cwmbran Community Council received an update on the Fire Cover Review from representatives of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service at a recent council meeting.
Station Commander Matt Guerin provided an overview of the process and described some of its proposals, which include scrapping a retained appliance at Cwmbran fire station, manned by 17 retained firefighters.
Members of the community council expressed their concerns at any proposals to reduce fire and rescue facilities in Cwmbran but have invited the Fire Service representatives to describe the review in more detail at a further meeting on October 28. The meeting will start at 6pm and is open to the public.
Chairman of the council Cllr Bill Walker said: “We are very worried about any proposals which would see a reduction in the level of fire and rescue service provided in Cwmbran. The community of Cwmbran is likely to increase in size over the next few years with more and more houses in the pipeline. It is vital that this growing community is protected by adequate fire and rescue cover. ”
Further information can be seen at www.cwmbran.gov.uk or is available from the Clerk to the Council via email@example.com
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