'Dangerous' proposals for West Kirby and Upton fire stations

West Kirby fire station

West Kirby fire station

First published in Letters

THE abolition of West Kirby and Upton fire stations is a very dangerous proposal.

For once I think all political parties in West Wirral, as well as any chambers of trade and neighbourhood societies, should join forces to fight this ludicrous and physically dangerous proposal.

The idea is insane because of the practicalities. Having one centralised fire station in Greasby means West Kirby will suffer, because there is no easy direct route from Greasby to West Kirby.

The obvious place for a fire station is right where it is now – in West Kirby – to ensure no lives will be lost and property ruined by unnecessary delays.

I urge everyone living in West Wirral to contact all possible friends and business acquaintances to get them to throw their weight against this proposal.

And what is wrong with the fire station in Upton?

It is very well-positioned in a place which makes Greasby itself, Upton and Moreton easy to reach.

Evelyn Campbell-Smith, Greasby

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8:57pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Hugo1008 says...

There are a number of locations on Wirral that would support the provision of Fire, Police, and Ambulance services on a local basis if only the three organisations involved would agree to co-operate in combining their individual Premises, Administration, and Resources in a sensible and logical manner, thus saving substantial amounts of money.

If the individual Headquarters Establishments did the same the overall savings would run into the many million each and every year.

The only obstacle to this logical and efficient proposal is the desire of the very senior officers protecting their own little empires and fiefdom establishments.

If we had some proper forward thinking Members of Parliament they would order this to take place within the next twelve months, starting with the Wirral, then the Whole of Merseyside, and on to Lancashire and Cheshire combined, eventually to the whole countryside.
Creating a National Emergency Combined Service for England saving not just millions but Billions of tax payers money for generations to come with no loss of Provision or Service to the population.
There are a number of locations on Wirral that would support the provision of Fire, Police, and Ambulance services on a local basis if only the three organisations involved would agree to co-operate in combining their individual Premises, Administration, and Resources in a sensible and logical manner, thus saving substantial amounts of money. If the individual Headquarters Establishments did the same the overall savings would run into the many million each and every year. The only obstacle to this logical and efficient proposal is the desire of the very senior officers protecting their own little empires and fiefdom establishments. If we had some proper forward thinking Members of Parliament they would order this to take place within the next twelve months, starting with the Wirral, then the Whole of Merseyside, and on to Lancashire and Cheshire combined, eventually to the whole countryside. Creating a National Emergency Combined Service for England saving not just millions but Billions of tax payers money for generations to come with no loss of Provision or Service to the population. Hugo1008
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