11:00AM, Saturday 19 April 2014
The sale of Windsor's fire station came a step closer on Saturday when the building was finally put on the market.
Berkshire Fire Authority plans to use money raised by the sale to upgrade its services in Wokingham.
But following a hard fought campaign to keep a 24-hour fire service in Windsor, the authority has agreed to continue operations from a new modular building at the Royal Borough's recycling depot in Tinkers Lane.
The borough has made the land available for free to the Fire Authority on a 30 year lease and the new building will cover 227 square metres on the site.
The old fire station in St Marks Road, Windsor was put up for sale at the weekend after final detailed planning permission was granted by the Royal Borough for the new facility at Tinkers Lane.The old station will stay in full use until the new site at Tinkers Lane is ready - possibly later this year.
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