Market Weighton station could lose fire engine

Market Weighton Fire Station
Market Weighton Fire Station

Market Weighton Fire Station could lose one of its two fire engines as part of proposed cuts by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

The service needs to find further savings of £2.1million by 2020, of which £800,000 will need to be saved by April 2017.

A six-week public consultation is underway and during this time local residents can share their views on the plans to help the service make saving. Its plans could see the number of fire engines at Market Weighton Fire Station reduced from two to one.

A public meeting will be held in Market Weighton next Tuesday (17 January), at the fire station on Cliffe Road for people to give their views on the proposed changes.

See next week’s Pocklington Post (21 January) for more on this story.