Community effort to save the fire stations in West Norfolk.

A big thank-you has gone out this week after Norfolk County Council decided not to cut retained fire stations.

A campaign group was created in Heacham and members launched a social media campaign and attended meetings at County Hall in Norwich.

“On behalf of the crew, we would like to thank everyone for their support in our Save Heacham Fire Station campaign,

“To everyone who registered their opinion during the Norfolk County Council public consultation, either online, by letter or telephone, thank-you. This process has proven that by standing together against the proposal to close the fire station, we have made a difference. Without such outstanding public support, this could have been a very different situation,” said campaigner Tracey Swann.

The stations at Outwell and West Walton were also reprieved and will continue to operate as normal.

The retained stations are looking for new recruits to strengthen the teams and if anyone is interested in joining, contact the fire service’s headquarters on 0300 123 1669.

Members of Norfolk County Council voted to increase Council Tax rather than cut fire stations.