Cleveland Fire Brigade is asking the residents of the Headland to help decide on the design of the building for their new Community Fire Station.
The new Station will replace the existing building and will meet the needs of a modern fire and rescue service. It will remain a retained operational fire station, housing one fire engine and delivering protection, prevention and an emergency response services to the community at the Headland. There will also be community facilities for residents to use and the building will be completed in June 2014.
There are three building design options for residents to choose from and all you have to do is either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01429 874042 to let us know which option you prefer (1, 2 or 3), with your name and postcode. If you would like to see more detailed designs, you can visit myvoice to view them and feedback to us using the online system. The deadline for your feedback is 5pm on Monday 26 August.
Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Office at Cleveland Fire Brigade said, “Our vision for the future of this new Community Fire Station is one of flexibility and versatility, so the Brigade can provide first class facilities and services to support local needs.
“It is important for us to engage with the residents of Headland to gain the feedback we need to ensure the community have a Station which will be at the heart of the community, as local residents will be able to utilise the facilities.
“Remember it’s Your Brigade, Your Station, Your community, so please view the designs and have your say.”
Councillor Robbie Payne, Chairman of the Fire Authority and Ward Councillor for Headland and Harbour said, “The new Station is fantastic news for the local area and it is important for residents to have an input into the future of their Fire Station. Please take this opportunity and let us know which design you prefer.
“This is a great investment and a long term commitment to the delivery of high class community safety and emergency response services to the people of the Headland.”
It is anticipated that work on the new Station, which will be rebuilt on its existing site will start later this year. However, due to the temporary fire station being on the existing site, all services will be maintained to an excellent level.
Once the final design has been agreed there will be further consultation with the local community on Thursday 12 September. Residents will be invited to attend a venue in the Headland and view the plans, speak to Brigade staff about the new Station and again have their say. All local residents will be receiving an invitation to this event.