Latest Update - At their meeting on April 11th, Councillors of all parties on the Humberside Fire Authority decided to defer a final decision on the proposed cuts for three months. This was to allow time for further information to be gathered before a final decision is taken. Andrew and the local Conservatives are continuing to campaign against the cuts and will keep local residents fully updated.
The Humberside Fire Authority have gone out to consultation on proposals to reduce the cover at Goole Fire Station from two full-time pumps to one full-time pump and one retained pump. The response time of the retained pump would increase by 4 minutes which in a fire situation is a significant, and potentially life threatening, increase.
Prospective MP and Local Campaigner Andrew Percy has launched a survey of local residents to ensure that as many people as possible are able to make their views known to the Fire Authority.
Andrew says, "I am concerned that these changes will put local people at risk and it therefore important that as many local people as possible make their views known. Considering Goole's position as an inland port and taking into account the recent industrial expansion locally, it does not seem sensible to reduce fire cover at Goole Fire Station.
Please complete my survey below and I will ensure that the Fire Authority is made aware of your views.