Campaigners urge residents to attend council fire cuts vote

Campaign against cuts to Sudbury Fire Station
Campaign against cuts to Sudbury Fire Station

A campaign group opposing cuts to Sudbury fire station is urging residents to attend a council meeting in a bid to ensure Sudbury does not lose its second appliance.

Due to budget cuts Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is looking to replace Sudbury’s second fire engine with a rapid response vehicle (RRV).

Now Sudbury and Cornard Against Fire Cuts is asking residents to attend the county council’s full council meeting on March 17, where a publicly recorded vote on the future of Suffolk’s fire service is set to take place.

All county councillors at the meeting will be able to vote on all the proposals within Suffolk, including Sudbury’s controversial RRV idea.

A spokesman for the group said: “We want to pass on our thanks again to the 4,000 of you who stopped and showed your opposition.

“The meeting, at a time when many of you will be working or getting ready to collect children from school will be difficult for many to attend we know, but it will be great to see some local residents who can travel there if you can.”

The meeting, starts at 2pm at Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. It is a short walk from the route number 91 Bus Stop at Princes Street and Ipswich Rail Station.