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Islington Council get court date for fire cuts fight

Islington Town Hall Islington Town Hall

Saturday, October 19, 2013
12:29 PM

Islington Council will go to the courts in November as it seeks to stop swingeing cuts to the fire service.

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The Royal Courts of Justice will hear the council’s application for a judicial review into plans of the Mayor of London to close 10 fire stations in the capital.

Islington has joined forces with Hackney, Camden, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich and Tower Hamlets Councils in seeking permission to apply for a judicial review into the decision.

The council is the lead authority in the fight and has previously said the plans would leave many residents in the borough in a less safe position.

Stations in Clerkenwell and Kingsland are both at risk of closure under Boris Johnson’s fifth London Safety Plan – which also threatens the jobs of 500 fire fighters.

The plans have been put forward by the Mayor of London, the London Fire Commissioner and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority as a way of saving £30 million over two years.

The application will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, Westminster, from November 26 to 28 and members of the public are allowed to attend.

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