Cuts to Avon Fire Service

The number of firefighters in Avon Fire & Rescue is being dramatically cut over the next two years, and the service's headquarters could move from Bristol to Keynsham. It's all part of plans to save £11 million over the next 4 years.

Avon Fire Service cuts to be discussed today

Kevin Pearson, Chief Fire Officer at Avon Fire and Rescue Service. Credit: PA

Plans to close fire service headquarters in Bristol and move them to Kenysham are being discussed today by Avon Fire Authority. The fire station at Speedwell also faces closure as part of proposals to meet a budget shortfall of £11 million.

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