Banner protest at Windsor's fire station

Banner protest at Windsor's fire station

Francis Batt

Banner protest at Windsor's fire station

Campaigners against plans to sell off Windsor Fire Station unfurled a big 'not for sale' banner outside the building.

Berkshire Fire Authority's controversial plans to sell the station in St Mark's Road have angered many in the town, despite hopes that a 24-hour service will continue to be provided from the Royal Borough's Tinkers Lane site.

The banner was unfurled by the Liberal Democrats Windsor constituency party chairman Moray Barclay, aided by former councillors Antony Wood and Richard Fagence, on Friday.

Then they took it to Tesco in Dedworth to canvas support from shoppers.

Moray said he hoped the recently passed Localism Act giving more power to local authorities would lead the Conservative-run Royal Borough to try to take control of the Fire Station itself.

He said: "We want to open out the debate so all possibilities are aired about ways of keeping a full fire service in our town."

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