Rec­om­men­da­tions go­ing be­fore the fire au­thor­ity ...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

MEM­BERS of Cam­bridgeshire and Peter­bor­ough Fire Au­thor­ity will con­sider the fol­low­ing rec­om­men­da­tions when it meets on Thurs­day:

To agree the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a “five watch shift sys­tem”, sav­ing £900,000.

Note the sav­ings al­ready made and ap­prove pro­posed re­duc­tions in sup­port func­tions, such as ad­min­is­tra­tions, handyper­sons and cater­ing, which would pro­vide the rest of the sav­ings (some £1,2 4,000) in time for April 2012.

De­lay mak­ing any decision to close Thor­ney and Gam­lin­gay Fire Sta­tions un­til De­cem­ber.

De­lay mak­ing any decision to re­move an ap­pli­ance from Ely un­til De­cem­ber.

And, sub­ject to the re­sults of the fi­nan­cial set­tle­ment in De­cem­ber re­quir­ing cuts in ex­cess of £4.2 mil­lion, then:

Agree to re­move an ap­pli­ance at St Ives, Ram­sey and Soham fire sta­tions.

Agree to com­bine Swaffham and Burwell fire sta­tions, to be based at Burwell.

Agree to close Manea Fire Sta­tion.

Re­move two res­cue ve­hi­cles from Cam­bridgeshire, leav­ing one re­main­ing, but with up­grades to en­sure that fire en­gines carry ad­di­tional res­cue equip­ment to mit­i­gate any sub­se­quent risk. A fur­ther busi­ness case would be de­vel­oped to de­ter­mine which res­cue ve­hi­cles would be re­moved.

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