Leader of Lambeth council, Cllr Lib Peck and Clapham Town councillors, Cllr Christopher Wellbelove and Cllr Nigel Haselden today (12th June 2013) presented a petition calling for Clapham Fire Station to be saved to Lambeth and Southwark Assembly member, Val Shawcross AM (image attached).
The petition has been signed by over 4500 people. Val Shawcross AM will take the petition to City Hall to present to the Mayor of London.
Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said, “This petition indicates the weight of public opinion about the future of Clapham fire station. Last month the London Fire Authority organised a meeting in every London borough. Lambeth’s was the best attended by a long way with well over 200 people attending the meeting. On Monday 17th June we have a public meeting at Clapham Library which is our last chance to show Boris Johnson why we want Clapham fire station to stay open. Everyone who wants Clapham fire station to stay open should come along.”
Cllr Wellbelove said, “The support from people in Clapham and across Lambeth against the proposals to close our local fire station is overwhelming. Residents support the campaign because the Fire Brigade’s own figures show the closure of Clapham fire station would mean residents waiting an extra four minutes for a fire engine to arrive. That’s completely unacceptable and we urge the Mayor of London and his London Fire Authority to listen and reverse their plan to close Clapham station.”
Cllr Haselden said, “The Save Clapham Fire Station public meeting on Monday 17th June is our last chance to show Mayor Johnson and his London Fire Authority how important Clapham fire station is to the local community. I urge residents to come along and make their voices heard.”
1. Final chance to save Clapham Fire Station – A public meeting has been organised for residents to have their final say on the proposal to close Clapham Fire Station. Residents who attend will have the opportunity to directly contribute to the London Fire Brigade’s consultation.
Details of the meeting:
When: Monday 17 June 2013
Where: Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High Street, SW4 7DB