09:00AM, Friday 16 May 2014
Building work has started on a new fire station that could be serving Windsor by the end of the year.
The new £600,000 modular station is a collaboration between the Royal Borough and Berkshire Fire Authority. It will be based at the council’s operations and street care depot in Tinkers Lane but staffed and run by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The compromise plan for the new station followed the Fire Authority's insistence on selling off Windsor's existing fire station in St Mark's Road to finance improvements to the service in Wokingham. The old station will close when the new Tinkers Lane building is ready.
Building work is due to be completed in October.
Royal Borough leader Cllr David Burbage (Con, Bray), said: “After eight years of unwavering campaigning to retain 24/7 fire cover in Windsor, it is great to see work finally getting under way.”
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