Tue 1 Oct, 2013

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, has today (1 Oct) written to the chair of the Fire Service board asking for a meeting to discuss controversial proposals to close the Edinburgh control room.

Alison said:

“Having met with affected staff at the control room at Tollcross I’m determined to hold the fire board to account on this. The plans were not discussed in advance with these highly skilled workers and I have concerns that a promise of consultation will have little effect on the direction the board has agreed.

“It’s a bad start for the new single service and it has its work cut out to reassure those of us who want to see an Edinburgh control room retained.”

Alison’s letter to fire board chair Pat Watters is available here:

The Fire Service statement on “strategic intent” is here.

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