10:03AM, Thursday 20 June 2013
Firefighters in Windsor could move into new premises at Tinkers Lane this autumn.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is about to sign a 125-year rent free lease that will see the town's fire service safely ensconced on the Royal Borough-owned site for the next century.
The borough released £400,000 in capital funding for the building project in April, after negotiating a deal with the fire authority that will free it to sell the existing fire station in St Mark's Road to finance improved facilities at Wokingham.
The fight to keep 24/7 fire service cover in Windsor has been a long one.
Cllr Dee Quick (Con, Clewer East) the Royal Borough's lead member for Windsor said: “This solution is so important given the recent fire in Park Street which unfortunately highlighted again how important the need for 24/7 fire cover in Windsor is.”
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