Need for second engine after fire

Sudbury's protest against cuts to Sudbury fire station. ANL-151027-135656009
Sudbury's protest against cuts to Sudbury fire station. ANL-151027-135656009

Campaigners against plans to remove Sudbury’s second fire engine and replace it with a rapid response vehicle have pointed to a fire this weekend as evidence for the need for two engines.

Roy Humphreys, secretary of the Suffolk branch of the Fire Brigades’ Union posted on Facebook after Sudbury’s second appliance was sent to a shed fire in Bull Lane, Acton on Saturday.

Mr Humphreys wrote: “It does highlight the fact that Sudbury needs both engines. Removing one of these valuable engines just goes to show the utter madness of the situation, even more so as they are only saving £35 000.”

The town’s first appliance was at another incident.

On Monday Members of Great Cornard Parish Council unanimously opposed Suffolk County Council’s proposed cuts.