Fire station deal proposed

Proposals to use Norfolk County Council buildings more effectively could see the police share space at two fire stations.

Reepham Fire Station. Photo: © Reepham Community Press

The county council’s cabinet is set to approve the idea at Reepham and Holt fire stations as part of plans to save £2.4 million from its property budget over the next three years.
Cabinet will consider allowing the Police and Crime Commissioner to build extensions to both fire stations, as part of the ongoing collaboration between the emergency services.
The county council would receive an annual ground rent of £1,500 for Reepham and £2,500 for Holt over a 125-year period.
Councillor Greg Peck, cabinet member for commercial services and asset management and also county councillor for the Reepham Division, said: “This is a win-win for the County Council and the police – it contributes to our property savings and supports joint working between the emergency services.”
The cabinet is due to meet at 10 am on Monday 10 June to consider the report. It will be webcast live on the county council’s You Tube channel and a recording will be available to watch afterwards.
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