Return to FireNet News Index
This article was reproduced with the kind permission
of the British Broadcasting Corporation



Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 08:59 GMT
Minister hears fire service plea

Senior councillors and fire officers from Cornwall are pressing the government for more money.

Cornish firefighters and their unions have been campaigning to stop the county council from cutting fire cover at night in Camborne and Falmouth.

The county council says it needs to save £1m a year to balance the budget.

Council leader David Whalley, four Cornish MPs and chief fire officer Matt Littmoden will meet Fire Minister Parmjit Dhanda on Wednesday.

Councillors say Cornwall should get extra support because of its geography, demographics and the tourist industry.