Have your say on the proposed new Middlesbrough Community Fire Station

Artists impression of the proposed Middlesbrough Community Fire Station

Cleveland Fire Brigade is inviting members of the public to view draft plans of the proposed new Community Fire Station to replace the current Middlesbrough Fire Station on Park Road South.

The new complex will be a state-of-the-art Community Fire Station which will not only provide an emergency response service, but members of the public will be able to utilise the facility and access community services. There will also be a Mini-Fire Station enabling the Brigade to provide targeted activities for children and young people. In partnership, the aim is to help young people develop key life skills and to achieve their potential.

There are two consultation events being held at Middlesbrough Fire Station,Park Road South, Middlesbroughon:

  • Thursday 24 January 2013, 11.00am until 3.00pm
  • Friday 25 January 2013, 3.00pm until 6.30pm

These events will give members of the public information about the exciting vision for the new Station and the chance to view plans and images of what the proposed new facility will look like. Members of Brigade staff will also be on hand to show people around the station and answer any questions or record any comments they may have.

Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Our vision for the future of this new Community Fire Station is one of flexibility and versatility, so the Brigade and its partner organisations can provide first class facilities and services to support local needs.

“Middlesbrough Fire Station was built in 1939 and has a lot of history, including the tower which will be preserved through this redevelopment. We have looked at many options in order to bring our facility at the Park Road Southsite up-to-date and to ensure that we have a development which will serve the community proud throughout the 21st century. The funding for this project has come from a Government grant and our capital reserves therefore this project will not impact negatively on our annual budget and will support our financial efficiencies going forward.

“We see this Station being at the heart of the community, as local residents will be able to utilise the facilities as well as enabling us to offer educational opportunities and to work more closely with schools and the community.

“Remember it’s Your Brigade, Your Station, Your Community, so come and view the plans to see how it will benefit you and your community and have your say.”

If any members of the public would like to indicate their attendance or have any queries they can contact the Brigade on 01429 874042.

If you are unable to attend the open days you can visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/myvoice where the plans will be available to view from Thursday 24 January 2013 and make any comments or ask any questions you may have. You can also email myvoice@clevelandfire.gov.uk.