- London Fire Brigade meeting on 28 May, 7-9pm at Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street
- From 6.30pm, give out leaflets for the 8 June march
Boris Johnson the Tory mayor of London is about to close two of your local fire stations – Clerkenwell and Kingsland – making your lives in Islington a lot less safe. His cuts are based purely on cutting costs, not on risk or protecting the fire safety of local residents.
Response times of fire appliances to fires in Clerkenwell Ward will increase by over 2 minutes if Clerkenwell fire station closes. And with more high rise living these days – response times are to the fire location at street level – the actual time it takes to reach a fire above ground level will be even longer.
Johnson is not listening to Londoners or their elected London representatives, who would not agree to his cuts. But he is ploughing on regardless, potentially placing the lives of Islington residents in grave danger.
We therefore need to get out onto the streets and tell Johnson we are not having it. You can do this by speaking out against Johnson’s plans at the London Fire Brigade meeting on Tuesday, 28 May, 7-9pm at Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington N1 2UD.
And also by joining our local campaign March and Rally against these Fire Service cuts on Saturday 8 June, assembling at 12 noon in the tennis courts at the northern section of Highbury Fields. At the end of the March there will be a Rally in Spa Fields, Clerkenwell, at around 2.30pm. Please join us to fight for your fire safety in Islington.