Mayor Boris Johnson announced plans to close 12 fire stations across London. The list of closures was revealed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).
The London Fire Brigade’s budget has been cut by the Mayor and government by £45million over the next two years. Even after the 12 stations, 18 fire appliances and 400 fire fighters have been cut the Mayor and the LFEPA will still have to find over £5million of cuts. On average it costs £1.4million to run a one fire engine station.
The fire stations listed for closure are:
- Belsize in Camden
- Bow in Tower Hamlets
- Clapham in Lambeth
- Clerkenwell in Islington
- Downham in Lewisham
- New Cross in Lewisham
- Kingsland in Hackney
- Knightsbridge in Kensington & Chelsea
- Silverton in Newham
- Woolwich in Greenwich
In addition, the following stations will lose one of their two fire engines:
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