Fire station saved?

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Fire chiefs could be set to abandon cost-cutting proposals to close Belper and Duffield fire stations – after a public outcry.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) had lined up propsoals to close the two stations and replace them with a single new one in Milford. Staff numbers would be cut from 25 to 17 as well.

However, this and many other controversial proposals could be scrapped after a 12-week public consultation revealed 85 per cent of residents in the county disagreed with the plans.


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