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A drop-in session will give people in Lichfield the chance to have their say on the future of the fire service in the area. The event will take place from 8am to 8pm on May 5 at Lichfield Fire Station and will see representatives from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service available to discuss some of the options they are considering. Cuts to funding mean that £4million of savings have already been found since 2010 but the service now needs to plug another £5.7million hole in its funding before 2020. Station Manager at Lichfield, Tim Hollingworth, said: “All of the feedback that we receive during the 12-week consultation will play a key role in how Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will look in the future. That is why we are keen to hear as many views as possible from the people we serve. “Information on the proposals relating specifically to Lichfield will be available during the drop-in session and representatives from the Service will be there to answer any questions that residents have. “Absolutely no decisions have been made on the proposals so it is essential that as many people as possible take the opportunity to voice their opinions before May 22.” People can also get involved by completing the online questionnaire before May 22.


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