Deal for new Hereford fire station is close

First published in News Hereford Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A DEAL that seals the site for a new fire station in Hereford could be done by next month.

Forward plans prepared for Herefordshire Council show that a decision to dispose of the council's Bath Street - or County - offices rests with Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member for contracts and assets.

Coun Bramer  will consider the decision after next Friday (Feb 27).

The forward plan specifically outlines the disposal of land and buildings at the County Offices site as being for Hereford to the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS)  to enable a new fire station for Hereford.

Earlier this month, heritage campaigners failed to get the offices, formerly the Hereford Working Boys Home, listed by English Heritage.

Alternatives to a fire station include a campus site for the county’s proposed university , an “innovation" or retaining the sites features as a frontage for flats.

The cash-strapped council  is keen on selling the site to HWFRS for a much-needed new fire station for Hereford.

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3:20pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

As I stated before sell this site to a housing developer, more money, they could possibly keep the frontage. As the fire HQ and most training facility's are in Worcester all Hereford needs is a garage, developers could provide this on the Edgar St. developments.
As I stated before sell this site to a housing developer, more money, they could possibly keep the frontage. As the fire HQ and most training facility's are in Worcester all Hereford needs is a garage, developers could provide this on the Edgar St. developments. Mr.Herefordian
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3:53pm Fri 21 Feb 14

megilleland says...

Are the council selling it or swapping the sites to build houses on the existing fire station site? Harry Bramer won't be making any sensible decision - its already been decided what the plan is. You can guarantee it won't be a financial benefit for the council taxpayer - just an increased precept on the council tax and further reductions in county services. The Mercia and Warwickshire police forces are amalgamating with the loss of county names on vehicles, and the fire services will follow. All part of the EU plan to impose regionalism on us with the coalition futhering the cause with no referendum.
Are the council selling it or swapping the sites to build houses on the existing fire station site? Harry Bramer won't be making any sensible decision - its already been decided what the plan is. You can guarantee it won't be a financial benefit for the council taxpayer - just an increased precept on the council tax and further reductions in county services. The Mercia and Warwickshire police forces are amalgamating with the loss of county names on vehicles, and the fire services will follow. All part of the EU plan to impose regionalism on us with the coalition futhering the cause with no referendum. megilleland
  • Score: 2

11:34am Mon 24 Feb 14

x-entricity says...

What is wrong with the old fire station? Also if Herefordshire is so strapped for cash, why are they wasting time, dreaming about a University Campus?
What is wrong with the old fire station? Also if Herefordshire is so strapped for cash, why are they wasting time, dreaming about a University Campus? x-entricity
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