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Big response to Fire Service Petition

January 26, 2016 8:03 PM

Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrat County Councillors have thanked residents who signed a petition to save local Fire Services.

Well over a thousand people signed a petition run by local Lib Dem County Councillors David Bill, Stuart Bray, Keith Lynch and Michael Mullaney calling on Leicestershire Fire Authority to drop plans to massively cut back local Fire services.

Leicestershire Fire Authority proposals included closing two local Fire Stations and removing eleven Fire engines, including one of the two Fire Engines that are based in Hinckley.

Stuart Bray Lib Dem member of the Fire Authority said. "Lib Dem County Councillors have consistently opposed these plans to cut local Fire Services. Among the many local residents who opposed these plans have been current frontline firefighters who have warned that they'll no longer be able to properly protect Leicestershire residents. While money needs to be saved, it mustn't be at the expense of our safety."

Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney said "A huge thank you to all the local residents who signed the petition. There has been huge opposition in the Hinckley area to the proposal take away one of our two remaining fire engines. In an area with as big a population as Hinckley, Burbage, Barwell, Earl Shilton, it's clear we need more than one Fire Engine.

"I hope the Fire Authority will take notice of the huge opposition from local residents to their plans, change them and keep the 2nd Fire Engine at Hinckley." County Councillors Stuart Bray, Michael Mullaney and Keith Lynch with some of the petitions