Morley Fire Station closure proposals go out to consultation
A 12 week public consultation has been launched over proposed changes to the West Yorkshire Fire Service which could see the closure of Morley Fire Station.
At a meeting of the Fire Authority held this morning, Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling officially presented his plan which would see both Morley and Hunlet station close and merged at a new location out of the town.
Kirklees councillor Mehboob Khan, who chairs the fire authority, stressed that releasing the proposals for consultation should not be seen as an indication of support for them, or otherwise.
“Between now and November 30 we are engaged in a listening exercise and nothing more,” he said.
“We want to be in a position to objectively balance the professional arguments and the views of local people. No final decision will be taken before the outcome of consultation is reported back to us on December 21.”
A special hotline is being set up to guide people through the consultation process which people can call on 01274 655717.
Formal representation must be sent in writing to Hannah Stoneman, Consultation Co-ordinator, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw BD11 2DY, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 30
* For more on this story see Wednesday’ Observer & Advertiser.
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