'Positive' meeting held on future of Haworth Fire Station

Councillor John Huxley at the fire station

Councillor John Huxley at the fire station

First published in News

The latest in a series of meetings to try to retain services at Haworth Fire Station was positive and constructive, according to a parish council chairman.

Councillor John Huxley, of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council, said the meeting was organised by the Worth Valley Joint Transport and Emergency Services Committee.

Haworth Fire Station was scheduled for closure in December 2012, but a two-year stay of execution was granted to allow groups to work out an alternative way of maintaining and operating the premises.

Last year, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed it would consider establishing a new, community-style emergency service centre using mainly volunteers.

Coun Huxley said: “The committee called the meeting because we needed to know who else was prepared to get involved and what kind of support they could offer. What everyone is concerned about is whether this can be sustainable. But I believe that as long as there is the political will we can make it work.”

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