Have your say on fire service changes in Brent

Navin Shah, left, and Boris Johnson (Pic credit: PA)

Navin Shah, left, and Boris Johnson (Pic credit: PA) - Credit: Archant

Brent residents are urged to attend a public meeting over changes to the fire service which could see the removal of an engine at Willesden Station

The meeting at Brent Civic Centre, in Engineers Way on Monday at 7pm is a chance for residents to have their say on the proposals and their impact.

Proposals have been put forward by Boris Johnson to permanently decommission the engine as part of £11.5m million planned cuts to London Fire Brigade’s budget.

Two years ago, Willesden fire station saw one of its two fire engines withdrawn following London-wide budget cuts.

Navin Shah, Labour Assembly member for Brent and Harrow, said: “With our fire services facing uncertain times, and response times already rising significantly in Brent, it’s important that local people have their say over the future of London’s fire service.

“The Mayor’s cuts mean that there are very tough decisions ahead. If you take fire engines out of service then of course response times could rise and lives could be put at risk.

“Nobody wants to see that happen. With frontline services at stake, it is hugely important that local people are given the opportunity to make their views known.”