Fire station closure proposal on agenda

First published in News

ALMOST 400 people have had their say over proposals which could lead to the closure of a Ryedale fire station.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been carrying out a public consultation over the future of the Snainton station, having said it is reaching the end of its lifespan and the necessary fire cover could be provided from nearby stations at Sherburn, Pickering and Scarborough if it shuts.

The crews based at Snainton would be redeployed if closure is approved.

To date, the service has received 332 responses to an online survey, as well as 14 letters, five emails and 37 responses from an open day held in Snainton, although it has not been confirmed whether the majority support or oppose the plans.

A report, which was due to go before North Yorkshire County Council today (Wednesday), said the feedback was now being analysed and will be presented at a meeting of the Combined Fire Authority, which represents North Yorkshire and York, on December 12.

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