Plans for Stone’s new Community Fire Station are to be showcased


Design plans for the new Community Fire Station in Stone are set to be showcased during a drop-in session next week.

The blueprint for the facility, which is one of 11 being funded through a £45 million Private Finance Initiative, will be displayed on September 18.

Residents can call into the existing fire station on The Fillybrooks between 6pm-8pm to talk to the construction team about the work programme.Local people will also be able to suggest to the project team ways that the community facilities could be used. Work on the new Community Fire Station, which will be built on the same site as the existing facility, will start next month.

The project is the second phase of an innovative programme to provide state-of-the-art fire stations across Staffordshire which are also community-focussed with facilities to benefit local people.

Phase one of the scheme received £45 million in funding and saw three additional stations developed and seven stations replaced between October 2009 and September 2011.

Now phase two will see a further 10 fire stations rebuilt on their current sites plus a brand new station at Loggerheads to replace the 45-year-old station at Ashley.

Stone’s Community Fire Station will be equipped with hi-tech operational facilities and will have space for more community safety activities such as student firefighter courses.