100-page report into fire station merger proposal published

Mon 1 Feb, 2016

Papers for next week's meeting of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority, which include a 100-page report on the proposed merger of Bletchley and Great Holm Fire Stations at West Ashland, have been published today (see below for links).

Area Commander Paul Holland from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "The report and appendices provide the evidence to support the Fire Authority in their decision-making. This report is the culmination of significant staff engagement and an eight-week public and staff consultation. Anyone who had a view on the proposal has had the opportunity to provide feedback to us.

"The proposal within the report, which is part of the continuing dialogue with the public and staff, specifically relates to the merger of the two fire stations into a single blue light hub with Thames Valley Police. Discussions are continuing with South Central Ambulance Service to relocate their two Milton Keynes stations into this new facility.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who let us know their views.

"This has led to a significant amount of work following the end of the consultation period to ensure that all responses were considered, themes identified and responses provided within the report."

The meeting takes place on Wednesday 10 February 2016 at the Civic Offices in Central Milton Keynes, starting at 11am. Click here to see the report, and here for the full set of papers for the meeting.