Monthly Archives: December 2015

Willesden fire response times – people at risk

New data from the London Fire Brigade has revealed that in the first full year after Boris Johnson forced the closure of 10 London fire stations, including scrapping one engine from Willesden, fire engine response times increased in two thirds of London’s wards. In Brent 11 wards have seen an increase in response times. The analysis from Navin Shah AM, comes as the London Fire Brigade prepares to launch a consultation on proposals to meet £6.4m of cuts demanded by the Mayor. Amongst the proposals are plans to permanently cut 13 further fire engines, but Mr Shah said “Londoners should be aware that there is an alternative that won’t see their fire engines cut, and that will prioritise their safety.” Continue reading