Threat to close WGC and Hatfield fire stations

The response to WelHat council's Local Plan from HCC Property has revealed that Herts Fire and Rescue have ideas to close both WGC and Hatfield fire stations and replace them by one combined station on the A1000.

"This was the first I or I suspect anyone else knew about this - a couple of paragraphs in a response to the district council's consultation" said LibDem county and district councillor Malcolm Cowan.

"I am asking serious questions about why this is being done and what effect it will have on the service, and ability to respond. To move the WGC station from a central position in the town and close to the industrial area seems perverse. I know local people are not likely to take this lying down; the fire service is highly valued and this will take them away from people and property."

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