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Work on Leek's new £3.4 million community fire station is set to start on Monday, August 4

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 24, 2014

Leek's old fire station.

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Work on Leek’s new £3.4 million community fire station is set to start on Monday, August 4.

The state-of-the-art facility will replace the existing station on Springfield Road which has been operational since 1971.

It is part of a major county-wide project which is being funded through the second phase of a Government run Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme.

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The £45 million programme will see 10 fire stations rebuilt on their current sites plus a brand new station at Loggerheads to replace a 45-year-old station at Ashley.

Leek Community Fire Station is scheduled to be operational towards the end of 2015.

Leek Station Manager Carl Mason said: “This is a very exciting time for the Service with the building of a new community fire station signifying a major commitment to and investment in Leek. The station will enable us to provide an even better service to residents and businesses in the town and will also act as a community hub that can be enjoyed by everyone.

“The old station was proving costly to maintain and the new facility will suit the requirements of a modern proactive fire service by interacting with residents that we serve.”

The new stations will be equipped with hi-tech operational facilities and have space for more community safety activities. All of the new stations also incorporate dedicated rooms and amenities for the benefit of community groups.

Community stations opened in phase one are providing a meeting place for more than 200 different groups, charities and public sector organisations across the country ranging from Staffordshire Police, the NHS, Citizens Advice Bureau and housing associations to music for the Turkish community, creative writing and gardening.

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