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Tuesday 14 May 2013

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News & features published on 14 May 2013
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New data shows how response times will rise if Southwark Fire Station shuts

Residents and businesses in Cathedrals ward face an average extra wait of one minute 38 seconds for a fire engine to arrive if plans to shut Southwark Fire Station get the go-ahead.

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Planning inspector vetoes redevelopment of fire brigade HQ on Albert Embankment

A planning inspector has rejected an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for the redevelopment of the former London Fire Brigade headquarters on Albert Embankment.

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Community choirs to perform Tippett's A Child of Our Time

Hundreds of members of community choirs from Lambeth and Southwark will perform at a concert of works by Michael Tippett and Gustav Holst - both former directors of music at Morley College - at the Royal Festival Hall this summer.

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Simon Hughes opens new dementia unit at Tower Bridge Care Home

Simon Hughes MP has performed the official opening ceremony for a new 16-bed specialist dementia unit in the Tower Bridge Care Home at Bricklayers Arms.

Tweets on 14 May 2013

Tuesday recap: today's news, tweets and forum topics http://t.co/s3uqzeC8lQ

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"I am tasked by the Mayor to be his eyes and ears in this consultation" says @jamescleverly

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"These are Boris Johnson's cuts" stresses @fionatwycross. Reveals Boris was briefly in same room as fire cuts meeting

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Commissioner Ron Dobson admits that budget is "significant factor" in the proposals he's making - therefore not entirely risk-driven

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Several people have said they are now more worried about the fire cuts than when they arrived at the consultation meeting.

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James Cleverly not really able to explain why Southwark Fire Station has been chosen for closure.

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Cllr David Noakes asks for specific explanation of why Southwark Fire Station is being earmarked for closure.

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Simon Hughes MP on fire cuts: "I'm not willing to support proposals that mean increased attendance times for any of my constituents"

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Simon Hughes says fire brigade has prevented his house from being burnt down three times in past 30 years

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Hisses from the public gallery when Brian Coleman's name is mentioned at fire cuts meeting!

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Adrian White - safety officer for a local university - highlights important of fire prevention work in student halls of residence

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Now @ValShawcross and @jamescleverly having public spat as to whether fire plans are risk-based or finance-based

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Just spotted that Simon Hughes has a printout of an @SE1 website article in front of him as background reading for fire cuts meeting

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Bit awkward that Cllr @Livingstone_RJ is criticising fire brigade for entering PFI agreements that Labour's @ValShawcross initiated!

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markwilliams84 Disgraceful to rule out Lakanal fatalities as a 'blip', totally unacceptable and disrespectful. I am speechless.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:30 PM, May 14th, 2013 via Twitter for Mac)

Now @Livingstone_RJ wants stats for first three fire engines to attend incidents as 3 appliances is min response to high rise buildings

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Fire commissioner Ron Dobson struggling to answer question about fire stats. Seemed to imply Lakanal deaths distorted the figures unfairly!

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Southwark firefighter Ryan Osbourne questions official fire stats. Says proposed cuts are "foolhardy and dangerous"

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Robert Groom from @PeabodyLDN tells fire brigade "We need you to be providing the service we want"

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Cllr @markwilliams84: "Do you think all this is worth it for a penny a day off my council tax?"

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Cllr @markwilliams84 - cllr for Lakanal - gets big applause for opposing cut of one fire engine at Peckham fire station

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Simon Hughes getting a tough time at public meeting for voting for coalition cuts. @jamescleverly says "political to and fro" inappropriate

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Cllr Bowman argues that simple response time target is too simplistic - need more complex targets based on risk factors

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Cathy Bowman of @swklibdems says there's a link between social deprivation and the number of fires. Plan "doesn't work for inner London"

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Next up: @ValShawcross AM on LFB stats on av response times - "I don't want an average fire engine, I want a real one"

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Commissioner says Shard has best fire safety protection in the world, thanks to involvement of LFB during design + build phases

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Fire commissioner Ron Dobson says there's no evidence that increased population or population density leads to more fires

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Significant applause for Southwark Council leader @Peterjohn6's questions to fire cuts meeting

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Southwark Council leader says that Shard is major terrorist target - questions closure of nearest fire station.

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First question is from Richard Rees of Walworth re Lakanal inquest. Next is @peterjohn6 asking re rationale for LFB central London treatment

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"London has some of the fastest fire response times in the world" + will remain so despite cuts - @jamescleverly

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"We have a necessity and opportunity" to make changes that save money + protect safety, says @jamescleverly. Says proposals "well balanced"

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."We know that seconds count" when fighting fires, says @fionatwycross. Next up: Tory @jamescleverly (fire authority chair)

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Twycross says Nunhead, Chaucer and Cathedrals wards will see response times increase by about 1m30s

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Boris "shouldn't be politicising the fire service" says @fionatwycross - argues he's making officers justify his cuts

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Now @fionatwycross (Lab) gets applause when she says she doesn't agree with "uncessessary" fire stn closures & firefighter redundancies.

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Dobson says that in past decade, population of Southwark has grown 12 per cent but fires are down by 56 per cent

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Boris is giving a speech up in London's Living Room at top of City Hall. Unfortunately we can hear it in the chamber during fire cuts mtg.

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Commissioner Ron Dobson says @London_Fire Brigade deals with more road traffic collisions than fires these days

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Ron Dobson explaining that fire brigade is getting less money from both Central Government and City Hall (council tax) over the next few yrs

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Roughly 150 people at the fire cuts meeting at City Hall

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Ron Dobson is explaining that the corporate view of the fire authority is against the cuts but that @MayorofLondon used power to override

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Ron Dobson - @londonfire commissioner - is going to give a presentation on the draft London Safety Plan

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The fire cuts consultation is being chaired by deputy assistant commissioner Tom George. Top table includes @jamescleverly + @fionatwycross

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Roughly 100 people at fire cuts consultation so far - inc staff, cllrs, authority members etc. More still arriving.

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Better turnout at Southwark fire cuts consultation than other boroughs - but high proportion of those present are cllrs & 'usual suspects'

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Southwark fire cuts consultation meeting has been moved to the Chamber at City Hall instead of the basement committee rooms

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Tonight: public meeting at City Hall re cuts to London Fire Brigade inc closure of Southwark Fire Station http://t.co/37UyttAtIl

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Just published - New data shows how response times will rise if Southwark Fire Station shuts http://t.co/RB8CgCuxxt

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Just published - Victory for locals and blow for fire brigade as planning inspector rejects Albert Embankment appeal http://t.co/YYskvnNvb2

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Just published - @AChoirofOurTime: Lambeth & Southwark choirs to perform Tippett's A Child of Our Time at RFH http://t.co/utlBvCMbLz

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Just published - Simon Hughes opens new dementia unit at Tower Bridge Care Home http://t.co/FweFGkUelX

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@PropertySLB What's the event for/about? and where?

via Twitter for Mac in reply to PropertySLB

Confused by #supersewer planning process? Planning Inspectorate holding @thamestunnel drop-in at City Hall till 2pm today

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Forgotten Images of Tower Bridge as it Might Have Been http://t.co/QNvVUE5XIZ via @PeteBSW1

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Excavations at the Royal Mint @molarchaeology http://t.co/F65XrN3HCO Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society lecture tonight

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John Constable performs poems + songs from The Southwark Mysteries on a tour of places that inspired this epic work http://t.co/qpJUYT312U

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Have your say on the future of the fire service in Southwark tonight at City Hall: http://t.co/Hc0Ytb4Q7H

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[Forum] Why are there so few coffee shops in SE1? http://t.co/k93NFY5Pnd

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8 Abstract Views of London’s Ever-Changing Skyline by @Paul_Catherall at @oxotowerwharf http://t.co/8KC99cRedi via @FastCoDesign

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In praise of ... the village green http://t.co/DrzQ2im102 via @guardian

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