Fire station to close at the end of August

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BRINKLOW fire station will close at the end of the month.

The decision was made despite hundreds of people protesting against the proposals.

It is part of plans to modernise and improve the service.

In 2009 it was announced that Brinklow, Warwick, Bidford, Kenilworth, Studley, Fenny Compton and Bedworth stations were under threat of closure.

The authority approved plans in July 2010 to close Brinklow, Studley and Warwick stations.

Chief Fire Officer Graeme Smith said: “The last year has been a real challenge.

“Whilst a lot of good work has been done, we are not complacent and we are committed to delivering the next steps of the improvement plan.

“This includes releasing capacity from decommissioning three retained fire stations, Warwick, Brinklow and Studley.

“Like most fire and rescue services, we are facing some significant challenges and we’ve taken a number of tough decisions.”