New Spelthorne Fire Station

Surrey County Council rules out two full-time crews

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: "It is very disappointing to learn on 16 March that Surrey County Council has decided not to provide two full time crews for the planned new fire station at Ashford. As this will be replacing Staines and Sunbury fire stations - two of the busiest in Surrey - we believe it is essential that Spelthorne has two fire appliances, each crewed full-time, to protect the safety of residents. On behalf of all Spelthorne residents I call upon Surrey County Council to reconsider this decision as a matter of urgency."