RORY STEWART MP CONGRATULATES LAZONBY FIRE STATION CAMPAIGN ON SUCCESS
Rory Stewart MP has congratulated Lazonby’s firefighters, its community, and dedicated local councillors Gordon Nicolson and Hilary Carrick for their successful campaign to retain the station, which has resulted today in the announcement that the County Council has stepped down on its plans to close five of Cumbria’s fire stations. Rory has been a supporter of the campaign since its inauguration, and has participated in discussions and on the recent march, calling directly on the Council for the retention of the important local service.
Speaking today Rory said: “This is fantastic news. It shows, once again, that frontline services do not need to be cut in order for our local authorities to make savings. And I would like to reiterate my strong respect and thanks for the role that Lazonby’s retained firefighters have played in this campaign and during each and every emergency situation they have been called out to, most especially recently during the devastating floods. I am absolutely thrilled that this campaign has won the results we wanted, and this is great news for communities and services all across Cumbria.”