Concerns that London fire cuts could impact on Thurrock

HAVERING COUNCIL has expressed concerns that legal wrangles over the Mayor of London’s proposed cuts to the fire services could leave them covered by Thurrock’s units.

And that could have a knock on effect for the residents of Thurrock, who, in turn, could see their resources diverted to a London borough.

The comments came in a recent Havering Council meeting.

Havering has said “no” to the opportunity of seeking a judicial review of the Draft Fifth London Safety Plan – which includes the proposal to axe Hornchurch fire station’s fire rescue unit reports the Romford Recorder.

A review is being carried out by other councils over the closure of stations in inner London, led by Islington Council.

The leader of the council, Michael White told the chamber that if the judicial review succeeds, then a re-allocation of resources may happen with Havering being covered by Thurrock.

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