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Tenbury Town Council object to the removal of one of the engines
THE fight to save Tenbury’s second engine has caught fire as the town mayor warns that lives will, potentially, be put at risk.
It has the full backing of Tenbury Town Council.
George Price, mayor of the town, says he is concerned about a proposal to remove an engine.
“This is something that potentially puts lives at risk,” said Coun Price.
Tenbury Town Council has agreed to object to the removal of one of the engines.
Coun Price said that there were serious concerns about the lack of back up as protocol requires that two engines are required for every house fire.
This will involve an appliance coming from one of the surrounding stations that are already subject to cuts.
But the town council is also worried about the impact of a major flood.
“Tenbury is the only town in the county that does not have flood defences,”
added Coun Price. “During the floods there was an engine in Burford and one in the town but if this change goes ahead that will not be possible.
“When there is a bad flood the town effectively becomes an island and it is vital to have an appliance in Tenbury to pump out cellars that in these circumstances become a fire hazard.
“We are told that with climate change floods are becoming more likely.
“It is not only fires and flooding and road accidents that require a rapid response.”
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