A CONSULTATION process has been launched as Cleveland fire brigade looks to build a new community fire station in Middlesbrough.

As well as providing emergency response services, the proposed new complex will be open to the public to enable firefighters to work alongside residents and develop key life skills.

The first consultation was held today (Thursday, January 24) at the current fire station on Park Road, South in the town. The next consultation takes place tomorrow (Friday, January 25) between 3pm until 6.30pm.

Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Our vision for the future of this new Community Fire Station is one of flexibility and versatility, so the Brigade and its partner organisations can provide first class facilities and services to support local needs.

“We see this Station being at the heart of the community, as local residents will be able to utilise the facilities as well as enabling us to offer educational opportunities and to work more closely with schools and the community.”

If any members of the public would like to indicate their attendance or have any queries they can contact the Brigade on 01429-874042.

If you are unable to attend the open days you can visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/myvoice where the plans will be available to view from Thursday, January 24. You can also email myvoice@clevelandfire.gov.uk