Fire Station Closures
This Assembly notes the draft 5th London Safety Plan contains the proposal to close 12 fire stations, cut 18 fire engines, and axe 520 firefighter posts as a direct result of the financial constraints being imposed on the Fire Brigade by the Mayor.
This Assembly believes that forcing the Fire Authority to consult on cuts that the Authority itself does not support is completely unacceptable.
This Assembly also regrets that the Mayor has refused to attend the public meetings to make the argument for the cuts he has demanded from the London Fire Brigade.
This Assembly is also concerned at the overall co-ordination of the consultation process, which has resulted in widely inconsistent levels of public participation at the meetings in different boroughs.