Councillors in Willesden Green, myself included, have teamed up with the local Fire Brigades Union and local London Assembly member Navin Shah AM to start a petition against Tory plans to cut a fire engine in the ward. We were also joined by a very supportive Dawn Butler MP.
The Mayor of London is planning to remove 13 fire engines from service in the capital. In addition to being present at the petition launch London Assembly Member Navin Shah AM wrote to the Mayor after it emerged the proposals included removing a fire engine from Willesden fire station in Brent. We expect this to have a serious impact on staffing safety and response times. Continue reading