Submission Documents: Motion by Councillor Keiran O'Neill:- "Council notes that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SRFS) has implemented a strategic service review programme which has removed appliances from Cowcaddens, Govan and Maryhill fire stations as well as the 24-hour water rescue team from the River Clyde. Council believes that the safety of Glaswegians is paramount and recognises the concerns in many parts of our city due to the removal of life-saving crews and fire appliances from local communities. Council endorses the position of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) that the proposed cuts to fire and rescue service provision in Glasgow and across Scotland will result in increased response time and increased risk to life. Council also recognises that the FBU is currently consulting its members on strike action as a result of these cuts which they consider to be a "threat to the lives, homes, and livelihoods of everyone in Scotland. Therefore, Council resolves to write to the Minister for Victims and Community Safety in the Scottish Government outlining the concerns of the city, supporting the action taken by the FBU and urging the reinstatement of the appliances at Govan, Maryhill and Cowcaddens, along with the dedicated boat team at Polmadie as soon as possible." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Councillor Keiran O'Neill:- "Council notes that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SRFS) has implemented a strategic service review programme which has removed appliances from Cowcaddens, Govan and Maryhill fire stations as well as the 24-hour water rescue team from the River Clyde. Council believes that the safety of Glaswegians is paramount and recognises the concerns in many parts of our city due to the removal of life-saving crews and fire appliances from local communities. Council endorses the position of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) that the proposed cuts to fire and rescue service provision in Glasgow and across Scotland will result in increased response time and increased risk to life. Council also recognises that the FBU is currently consulting its members on strike action as a result of these cuts which they consider to be a "threat to the lives, homes, and livelihoods of everyone in Scotland. Therefore, Council resolves to write to the Minister for Victims and Community Safety in the Scottish Government outlining the concerns of the city, supporting the action taken by the FBU and urging the reinstatement of the appliances at Govan, Maryhill and Cowcaddens, along with the dedicated boat team at Polmadie as soon as possible." .

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Item Minute - 07 December 2023 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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