With only a week to go until the formal consultation closes, Dronfield Councillors organised a public meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the threat to the town's 70-year old Fire Station.
Organised by Dronfield South Councillor, Angelique Foster, in conjunction with the local fire station campaigners, the meeting brought together 30 local residents to discuss the proposal to close the fire station. Cllr Foster spoke, along with local firemen, to highlight the shortcomings of the proposal made by the Derbyshire Fire Authority. Local County Councillor, Stuart Ellis, also went through the proposal in detail, pointing out the inconsistencies and risks within the plan being consulted upon.
Residents at the meeting were unanimous in opposing the Fire Station closure and most stayed behind after the meeting to complete one of the formal consultation forms to make sure their voices are heard by the Fire Authority.
"It was good to see so many residents turn up on a very cold Tuesday evening just one week before Christmas," commented Lee. "The support is indicative of the strength of feeling that local residents have against these proposals. We'll keep fighting to make sure Dronfield's voice is heard loud and clear at the Fire Authority headquarters in Derby."