Public meeting to discuss fire service cuts in London

The Draft Fifth London Safety Plan was launched at the beginning of March. Residents can also contribute to the consultation through the Fire Authority website, where more details are available: http://london-fire.gov.uk/lsp5.

Londonwide Labour London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi AM said:

“It is vital that residents take part in this consultation about the proposal to close 12 fire stations across London and make sure that their voice is heard.  I am disappointed that the consultation for Ealing and Hounslow has been lumped together.  Residents in Hounslow deserve a separate consultation of their own.  The meeting next week will be held in Ealing which won’t afford Hounslow residents the best opportunity to engage with the consultation”

“We are deeply concerned that the cuts will jeopardise the safety and security of Londoners, all for the dubious benefit of a penny a day off the Council Tax. But we want to hear from Londoners about their views during this consultation and what they think. I strongly urge residents, including those living in Hounslow to attend the meeting on the 13th of May at Ealing Town Hall and I look forward to seeing them there.”

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Notes

1.    Murad Qureshi AM is a Londonwide Assembly Member.

2.    The consultation on the Draft Fifth London Safety Plan will begin on Monday 4 March 2013 and continue for 12 weeks, ending at 5pm on Tuesday 28 May 2013. Members of the public can have their say by visiting www.london-fire.gov.uk/lsp5, calling 0800 9888 569, by writing to the London Fire Brigade at 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL or by attending public meetings in London Boroughs, details of which will soon be available.

3.    The fire stations listed for closure are: Belsize in Camden; Bow in Tower Hamlets; Clapham in Lambeth; Clerkenwell in Islington; Downham in Lewisham; Kingsland in Hackney; Knightsbridge in Kensington & Chelsea; New Cross in Lewisham; Silvertown in Newham; Southwark; Westminster; and Woolwich in Greenwich.

4.    The following stations will lose one of their two fire engines: Chelsea, Chingford, Hayes, Leyton, Leytonstone, Peckham and Whitechapel.

·         Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, Thursday, 18 April 7-9pm at Haringey Council Chamber, Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE

·         Bexley, Bromley and Croydon, Thursday, 23 May 7-9pm at Bromley Central Library, High Street, Bromley BR1 1EX

·         Brent and Harrow, Tuesday, 16 April 7-9pm at Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY

·         Camden, Thursday, 30 May 7-9pm at McNamara Suite, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

·         City of London, Thursday, 9 May 7-9pm, The Main Hall at St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N 7AB

·         Ealing and Hounslow, Monday, 13 May 7-9pm at The Victoria Hall, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing W5 2BY

·         Greenwich, Wednesday 29 May 7-9pm at Lecture Theatre 315, King William Building, University of Greenwich, 30 Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS

·         Hackney, Monday, 20 May 7-9pm at Hackney Assembly Hall, Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0JR

·         Hammersmith and Fulham, Thursday, 28 March, 7-9pm at Hammersmith Assembly Hall,  King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JU

·         Havering and Redbridge, Monday, 3 June, 7-9pm at Lambourne Room, Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD

·         Hillingdon, Tuesday, 2 April, 7-9pm at Hillingdon Town Hall,  Middlesex Suite, Hillingdon Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1UW

·         Islington, Tuesday, 28 May, 7-9pm in the Assembly Hall at Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD 

·         Kensington and Chelsea, Monday, 10 June, 7-9pm in the Kensington Small Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

·         Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond-upon-Thames, Tuesday 4 June, 7-9pm at Clarendon Hall, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AA

·         Lambeth, Thursday, 16 May 7-9pm at Lambeth Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW

·         Lewisham, Wednesday, 22 May 7-9pm at Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, London SE26 4RD 

·         Merton and Sutton, Tuesday 21 May 7-9pm at the Council Chamber, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

·         Newham, Wednesday, 8 May, 7-9pm at Newham Town Hall, East Ham, Barking Road, E6 2RP

·         Southwark, Tuesday, 14 May 7-9pm at Committee Room 4 and 5, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA  

·         Tower Hamlets, Tuesday, 7 May 7-9pm at Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace Building, Queen Mary University, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS 

·         Waltham Forest, Monday,15 April 7-9pm at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JD

·         Wandsworth, Thursday, 4 April 7-9pm at The Open Door Community Centre, Keevil Drive, Beaumont Road, London, SW19 6TF

·         Westminster, Tuesday, 11 June 7-9pm at the Paker Morris Hall, The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU