Last chance to have your say on proposed fire cuts in Lowestoft and Wrentham

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at Lowestoft Touring Caravans on South Lowestoft Industrial Esta

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at Lowestoft Touring Caravans on South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

People have just a few days left to register their views about proposed cuts to the area's fire service.

Almost 4,000 questionnaires have been returned by people in Suffolk and organisations in response to county council proposals which include closing Wrentham fire station and removing one fire engine in Lowestoft, leaving the town with three. People have until next Monday to send in a response to the proposals to restructure the service, which were unveiled at the end of last year.

Matthew Hicks, Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for public protection, said: 'I am delighted that we have already received close to 4,000 completed questionnaires and many enquiries from people engaging with the consultation.

'The public meetings organised by the fire service have been well attended and have helped us to explain the proposals, whilst giving people the opportunity to talk to us and have their say.

'We want as many people as possible to engage with this consultation so I would urge anyone who wants to give their views to do so before 5pm on February 22. We will listen to all views before any final plans are agreed.'

Details of the consultation and the questionnaire can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk/fireredesign

What do you think of the plans to cut the fire service in the Lowestoft area? Write, giving your full contact details, to: Journal Postbox, 147 London Road North, Lowestoft NR32 1NB or alternatively you can email the editor on andrew.papworth@archant.co.uk

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