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London Fire Stations to Close

FIRE chiefs’ rejection of plans to close Downham, New Cross and Woolwich fire stations may be "unacceptably" ignored by the Mayor of London.

Proposals to close 12 fire stations and axe 520 jobs were thrown out by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) at a meeting – picketed by hundreds of firefighters - on Monday.

But Mayor of London Boris Johnson – who has final say over plans aimed at saving £45m over the next two years – says the authority’s decision offers "nothing positive" and he will press on with the consultation anyway...cont

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