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Somerset (UK) Fire Station Closure Could Leave Coverage Gap

A proposed fire station closure could leave a 30-mile hole in emergency cover in West Somerset, a councillor has warned.

Somerset West and Taunton Council has opposed the closure of Porlock Fire station and any cuts to stations in Taunton, Wellington and Williton in response to proposals by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Protestors gathered in Porlock on Thursday afternoon (July 25) to demand the fire service reverse proposals to close their station, claiming it would put both tourists and elderly locals at risk.

Now their district council has called on the fire service to stop the cuts, and will be writing to Somerset’s MPs asking them to lobby for further funding from central government.