10:51AM, Wednesday 28 November 2012
Campaigners marked the 20th anniversary of the Windsor Castle fire last week to relaunch their petition to save the town's fire station.
The petition, launched by the Liberal Democrats to save the St Mark's Road station, calls for the fire authority not to sell the site for development.
Campaigner and Liberal Democrat Julian Tisi said: "We will keep on defending Windsor's fire cover.
"We must ensure that we keep a proper fire engine, a proper fire station and a proper fire crew in Windsor 24 hours a day."
A spokeswoman from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Authority said Windsor fire station already has 24-hour cover, with a day crew from 8am to 8pm and night cover provided by a crew from Slough from 8pm to 8am.
The authority's action plan says the service and Royal Borough council are working towards relocating the Windsor crew to a new fire station in Dedworth.
It states: "Negotiations are progressing well and if and when the new fire station facility is up and running, the St Mark’s Road site will be sold."
Visit www.windsorlibdems.org.uk to sign the party's petition online.
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