Vision for Hicks Gate fire station unveiled

Published on: 09 Mar 2014

Proposals for a new five-bay fire station at Hicks Gates roundabout have been unveiled by Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

It would replace Brislington and Keynsham’s existing fire stations, which would close under proposals revealed in January, merging resources from the two at the new site.

The new station would be built on green-belt land off the roundabout between the A4 and Durley Hill, with a new access road created onto Durley Hill.

The fire service says the location, just off the ring road, would provide easy access to Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire.

Public consultation on the proposals has now begun after dicussions between the fire service, Bath and North East Somerset Council and a number of organisations and interest groups at a meeting on February 24.

The plans went on display at Keynsham library and the town council offices at the end of last month and are also available online at www.avonfire.gov.uk/investing-for-the-future/build-a-new-fire-station-at-hick-s-gate.

The proposals are part of Avon Fire and Rescue Service’s drive to make annual savings of £4.5million through its Investing for the Future programme, which includes plans to build three new fire stations, expand another and create a new fire service HQ on the existing Keynsham fire station site.

Feedback on the proposals can be submitted by email to future@avonfire.gov.uk or by post to Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6EU.

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