Second public meeting due on future of Bow fire station

The future of Bow fire station will be up for discussion at a second public meeting in just over a month to be held after plans to close it down were unveiled.

Fire chiefs will be quizzed by Labour MPs and councillors at a meeting in Bow, where it is feared response times could increase by up two to three minutes if plans to close down the fire station are given the green light.

The meeting follows a confrontational debate last month, at which fire chiefs and Conservative London Assembly Members were accused of putting lives at risk by earmarking Bow fire station for closure.

It is one of 12 across the capital which could be lost, as London Mayor Boris Johnson seeks savings of £45million from the fire budget.

Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali will be joined by the London Fire Brigade’s deputy commissioner Rita Dexter and Assembly Member John Biggs at the meeting at St Paul’s Church in St Stephen’s Road.

Residents are invited to attend from 7pm this evening (Wednesday).

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