Torbay MP Adrian Sanders has joined with local firefighters, Torbay’s representatives on the Devon & Somerset fire authority and campaigner Susie Colley to urge the Government to take note of the serious concerns being raised over fire cuts in the area.
The cuts, which will see one of Torquay’s fire engines downgraded to a retained service, are being opposed by 22,000 local residents who signed the petition being handed in to no. 10.
Adrian Sanders commented: “While the fire service needs to save money where it can, these cuts really don’t make sense and could put lives at risk, especially during Torbay’s busy holiday season. I will be urging the chief fire officer to urgently change his mind and I hope this petition shows the strength of local feeling.”
(from a press release)