Woolwich fire station closure slammed by Nick Raynsford MP

Nick Raynsford

Nick Raynsford

First published in Greenwich news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

PROPOSALS to close Woolwich's fire station have been slammed by Nick Raynsford MP.

The Greenwich and Woolwich MP  says he has written to the London Fire and Emergency Planning (LFEPA) chairman James Cleverly to voice his concerns.

The closure is one of 12 planned across London as part of cost-cutting measures.

Mr Raynsford, also opposed to the area's proposed police station closures, said: "My real concern is that traffic congestion in Woolwich will mean fire appliances coming from Greenwich and Plumstead may encounter difficulties dealing with instances in the area.

"Whilst not opposed to efficiency savings which have no adverse affect on public safety, I will strongly dispute any proposals which could increase the risk of harm to people living in Greenwich and Woolwich.

"I want to know whether the LFEPA can give a cast-iron assurance that response times will not be affected and that the safety of my constituents can be guaranteed."

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12:11pm Thu 17 Jan 13

goldenbroomboy says...

Nasty Nick should know that writing to Not So Cleverly is a total waste of time. Stop posing, start doing something worthwhile.
Nasty Nick should know that writing to Not So Cleverly is a total waste of time. Stop posing, start doing something worthwhile. goldenbroomboy
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4:37pm Thu 17 Jan 13

nearly right all the time says...

Raynsford got some cheek!
It was the last Labour Govt that fritted
away the money.!

(then left a very funny note to say "sorry no money left" )

The whole lot of them Brown/Blair and all the other mob should be surcharged!
Raynsford got some cheek! It was the last Labour Govt that fritted away the money.! (then left a very funny note to say "sorry no money left" ) The whole lot of them Brown/Blair and all the other mob should be surcharged! nearly right all the time
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4:44pm Fri 18 Jan 13

The Original Ranter says...

I thought Nick Raynsford had died? Where's he been?
I thought Nick Raynsford had died? Where's he been? The Original Ranter
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5:35pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Gypo.Joe says...

No he never died just married some younger bit of snatch who also happens to have her nose in the political trough.

Just another champagne socialist.
No he never died just married some younger bit of snatch who also happens to have her nose in the political trough. Just another champagne socialist. Gypo.Joe
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