Labour councillors in Holborn & Covent Garden oppose the proposed closure of Clerkenwell fire station.
Boris Johnson and the Conservatives want to close Clerkenwell fire station and hammer a ‘for sale’ sign on its door even though the station last year responded to 546 emergency calls in Camden alone.
Closing Clerkenwell fire station will have a devastating effect in Holborn and Covent Garden. The Tory proposal also includes closing fire stations in Belsize Park, Islington, Southwark and Westminster.
In a joint statement, Cllr Julian Fulbrook, Cllr Sue Vincent, and Cllr Awale Olad said:
“Clerkenwell fire station is very important to our local community and closing it will leave us in grave danger especially if the alternative is to wait for a fire engine to come a long way.
“Our fire fighters carry out various checks on our homes and give advice to our locals almost on a daily basis. Closing Clerkenwell fire station is detrimental to our safety and will leave us completely exposed.
“We strongly oppose Boris Johnson’s proposed closure of Clerkenwell fire station.”