Statement on the Fire Authority decision to close Budleigh and Topsham fire stations

My statement on the short-sighted decisions made today by the Fire Authority.

“The decision by the Fire Authority to press ahead with the closures of Topsham and Budleigh Salterton fire stations is disappointing. The Fire & Rescue Service must be transparent on the impact of the closures on call-outs from both Topsham and Budleigh Salterton. I have asked for an urgent meeting with the Chief Fire Officer and Chair of the Fire Authority to discuss today’s decision. I will continue to hold them to account to keep the people of East Devon safe.”