This is from Spelthorne Council's Facebook Page:Staines Fire Station – public meeting
In response to comments received from residents about the planned closure of Staines Fire Station, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at Spelthorne Borough Council has arranged a meeting to discuss Surrey County Council’s proposals for the Fire Service in Spelthorne.
Residents and interested parties from the local area are invited to attend the public meeting being held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7 February in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames.
The meeting will be chaired by Councillor Colin Davis from Spelthorne Borough Council. Representatives of Surrey County Council will be in attendance including Councillor Richard Walsh, Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing and Councillor Kay Hammond, Cabinet Associate responsible for Community Safety Services, and from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Russell Pearson and Clive Whitethread.
Residents who would like to ask a question at the meeting should email it in advance to the Committee Manager, Gillian Hobbs, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 January. Alternatively, post your question to Gillian Hobbs, Committee Manager, Spelthorne Borough Council, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB by the same date, 27 January. Due to the high number of questions expected there will only be time available to hear questions which have been submitted in advance.
Cllr Colin Davis, Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: “This is an important issue of natural concern to local residents. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to express their concerns and the County Council Cabinet Members to explain the logistical background to what is obviously a controversial proposal."
You can visit and register on their page here: https://www.facebook.com/spelthornebc/?fref=nf
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE SEND IN A QUESTION YOU WANT TO ASK ON THE NIGHT.
Further important dates and updates:
Spelthorne Local Committee (SCC and Borough Councillors together) meet on 23rd January. Details here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/get-involved/your-local-area/spelthorne-local-area/news-from-spelthorne/news-from-spelthorne-2016/spelthorne-joint-committee-meeting-postponed
SOSiS will be holding a Steering Committee meeting on Weds 25 January at The Hub, Thames Street, Staines - to discuss plans for the campaign and the forthcoming lobby. These meetings are open to anyone who wants to help practically with our work.
A reminder of the lobby and protest on 23rd February outside the council meeting in Knowle Green, Staines. The FB event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/181406415659755/
Those of you who still haven't signed the petition can do so here: http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/FireSafety/
Lastly, there are still a couple of hundred flyers produced by the fire brigades union if anyone wants to deliver some in their street. Just let me know. Any other thoughts, ideas etc. welcome.