Devizes MP voices support for fire service merger

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Claire Perry Claire Perry

Devizes MP Claire Perry said she had not been involved in discussions about the merger of the Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service with its counterpart in Dorest but said she would be in favour of it if it led to a more efficient service at a lower cost.

She said: “If the plan is for the control centre to be at Potterne and this could potentially lead to more jobs in my constituency and a way of reducing costs it seems like a sensible move.

"I would have to see the proposal in more detail before I comment in any depth but it would seem it is not a negative move for Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Service.

“I will definitely be at the meeting in the New Year to hear more about it.”

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5:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

kimcrawley says...

Why not ask the people of Dorset Claire?
Just another example of the weird version of 'localism' advocated by hypocrite Pickles and opportunists who think they will benefit by depriving others.
I bet Claire thinks it would be a good idea to centralise our Ambulance service to a place where nobody has any local knowledge. Whoops! They have already done that, good ol' localism eh!
Why not ask the people of Dorset Claire? Just another example of the weird version of 'localism' advocated by hypocrite Pickles and opportunists who think they will benefit by depriving others. I bet Claire thinks it would be a good idea to centralise our Ambulance service to a place where nobody has any local knowledge. Whoops! They have already done that, good ol' localism eh! kimcrawley

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