09:30AM, Thursday 18 July 2013
The final phase of a hard-fought campaign to keep a fire engine in Windsor ended successfully last night
Planning councillors formally approved the plan to build a new fire station for the town on part of the Tinkers Lane depot.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service has already agreed to sign a 125 year rent free lease that will enable the fire station to stay there for free on the council-owned site.
Windsor councillors and residents have fought for a decade to keep an fire engine in the town after the fire authority announced it wanted to sell the existing station in St Mark's Road.
The Royal Borough released £400,000 in capital funding for the building project in April, after negotiating the deal with the fire authority to keep a new station at the depot.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.