Saturday 9 November 2013 2.37pm
Did you know that in Southwark in the last 5 years sadly 26 people died of fire related incidents? The average London number is 8.
Did you know that those 26 people who suffered a terrible death are an increase in 300% from former figures? Yes, there were budget cuts a few years ago.
Do you know that from 9th January 2014 the central Southwark Fire station on Southwark Bridge Road
will be closed and none of the fire fighters or engines will be deployed to neighbouring fire stations?
Do you know that estate agents are already checking out the land of Southwark’s Fire station? And that the profit of the sale and redevelopment will NOT be reinvested in the emergency services or our borough?
Do you know that neither Mayor Johnson nor LFEPA chair Cleverly nor LFB chief Dobson could give any explanation why they chose to close down Southwark, despite the stats clearly not supporting any suggestion it might be redundant?
Do you know that the stations of Westminster and Clerkenwell, usually happy to help us if needed, will be closed down too?
The Old Kent Rd station will be rebuild and therefore closed for a while, this impact was also not taken into account in the planning.
Do you know which station is supposed to make up for our loss? Dowgate, 94-95 Upper Thames Street EC4R 3UE. This is the City’s fire station. It will serve the City – and only if not needed come to the rescue of people south the river – can you see the priority?
Do you know that altogether 10 central London stations will be closed with no regards for hospitals, train stations, high rise buildings and tube incidents?
From 9th January, in 60 days, we will have 10 stations, 14 appliances, 550 fire fighters less in London!
Can you imagine the increased response and attendance times?
Do you know that only Mayor Boris has the power to stop this madness of cutting fire cover budget to have money for e-bikes and other vanity projects?
Do you know what you can do to join the grassroots movement?
Twitter: @SLFS10 Save London Fire Stations (all) 10!
Write to Boris firstname.lastname@example.org
and cc: email@example.com
as we will be witness that e-mails were send, so it cannot be denied. Please tell him not to shut down those stations, not to get rid off the big engines and trained staff – and - not to sell off the land.
There will updates on events: https://www.facebook.com/events/753545924661738/
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or, as I’m not in charge of that e-mail or twitter, DM me for more info
Many thanks and stay safe while using candles.