Crewe and Nantwich Labour Party activists and Councillors urged shoppers last Saturday to sign petitions against the proposals currently being reviewed by Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service to downgrade Crewe Fire Station. The plans aim to reduce the number of firefighters employed by the service.
The campaign is being headed by Labour MP for Crewe & Nantwich Laura Smith.
Andrew Wilson, chair of Crewe and Nantwich Labour Party, said, “We cannot expect our already stretched firefighters to serve a large part of Cheshire with only one 24/7 staffed fire engine, there are obvious safety concerns for residents and businesses.”. He continued, “The potential loss of jobs is also very worrying. How many parents have kids who aspire to be firefighters? How can those kids aspire to play such a proud role in their communities if those jobs are not there. We are proud as the Labour Party to fight for every job and ask every resident in Crewe to help us save them. We will be in the town centres of both Crewe and Nantwich every weekend for the rest of the year and an online petition will be available on Laura’s website.”.