Thousands sign petition against cuts to fire service

A PETITION demanding a reversal in cuts to fire brigade cover in Surrey is nearing half the signatures needed to be considered by county councillors. So far, 4,858 people had signed the... Read more »

SWT issues plea to public over Chobham Common fire

WILDLIFE experts who manage Chobham Common are pleading with the public not to smoke, start campfires or light barbecues in the countryside. Around 74 acres of the northern part of Chobham Common,... Read more »

Woking Fire station open day

WOKING Fire Station opened its doors to the public recently and was rewarded with an excellent turnout under glorious blue skies. The free event, on 14 September, drew plenty of families, who... Read more »

Surrey firefighters’ plea to save fire and rescue service

SURREY’S firefighters say their brigade is “on its knees” through staff shortages which make several fire engines unavailable every day across the county. They are urging people to complain to their county... Read more »

Countryside managers issue plea to stop wildfires

COUNTRYSIDE managers have renewed pleas for people not to do anything which could start a wildfire. Their appeal follows a second serious fire this year on Chobham Common and other blazes on... Read more »

“Council must do more over 999 fire cover”

WOKING Borough Council should make a stronger response to the proposed reduction in cover at the town’s fire station, says a councillor who was once a firefighter. Ian Eastwood, a Liberal Democrat... Read more »

“Cuts mean danger” says fire service

PROPOSED cuts in fire service cover will make Surrey less safe, says the county’s firefighters’ union. It is alarmed at plans outlined in a public consultation document called Making Surrey Safer, which... Read more »

Lucky escape for family after bin fire

A WOKING family had a lucky escape when a large recycling bin next to their home caught fire. Taxi firm owner Ioan Urs noticed the fire as he was de-icing his car... Read more »