It concerns me there are moves afoot to demolish the classic 30s fire station in St Owen’s Street, whilst it appears a refurbishment could reasonably bring it up to current standards.

If the powers that be deem a move is necessary, I would suggest an alternative to demolition.


In 2017 the Hereford Civic Society proposed that, instead of demolishing the Working Boys’ Home in Bath Street, the best of the old buildings should be retained with blocks of flats built to the rear.

This ideas was accepted and is now completed and well worth visiting. Why not adopt this same approach with the Fire Station? Reconfigure and convert the existing into flats and build new flats behind; and it is financially worthwhile.

We must keep historical buildings in Hereford so that we retain our unique character.

John Bothamley

St Weonards

What are your thoughts?

You can send a letter to the editor to have your say by clicking here.

Letters should not exceed 250 words and local issues take precedence.