Tory-run Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority continues to put Milton Keynes residents at risk with unstable finances and a lack of planning for a growing city.
The Fire Authority have for many months been running down the Great Holm Fire Station, taking firefighters out of the station and using them in leafy Tory-voting South Buckinghamshire.
Now, they have gone one step further and are advertising the sale of the Great Holm Fire Station, before new hub at Ashlands is opened.
Labour Councillor Zoe Nolan said: “We have been fighting the short-sighted decision to close Great Holm Fire Station. It will leave the growing west of Milton Keynes with a poorer service even when the new hub opens. But now, having run Great Holm Fire Station down, the Conservatives from South Bucks are putting the Great Holm Fire Station up for sale before the new hub is open. They just don’t care about Milton Keynes residents. Nor are they planning ahead for a growing city.”
Cllr Nolan is calling on the Fire Authority to stop advertising the station for sale and to fully staff it properly.
Cllr Nolan concluded: “I believe it is wrong to sell off the Great Holm Fire Station. It should be retained, because the new hub will not be able to serve the west of the city and the new areas being built there. I believe the station will need to be re-opened, but you cannot re-open what has been sold off. They are spending £10.5 million more on the new Blue Hub than they planned in the public consultation. The Conservative-run Fire Authority must think again. They must think long term. This is happening because they are in a complete mess financially.”