Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service - Early engagement: Nuneaton and North Warwickshire fire station locations

Closed 16 Jun 2019

Opened 6 May 2019


Exploring the options for new fire station locations within the Nuneaton and North Warwickshire area.

The area profile across the north of Warwickshire is continually evolving with new housing, commercial and industrial developments and the resulting increase in both fire and road risk.

Most of our fire stations were built some years ago, and as a result some may no longer be in an ideal location. As the demographics and risk profile in Warwickshire are ever changing, we need to ensure where possible that we adapt to these changes.

It is important to be mindful of the risk profile of the area when considering the type, and locations of fire stations to ensure we continue to make best use of our resources to respond to emergencies and deliver fire prevention activities.

The Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Plan identifies a need for ten thousand new homes spread across the borough between now and 2031, and significant housing development is currently taking place to the north and south of Nuneaton, in addition to Bedworth and Bulkington. Similar developments are also planned to take place across the wider North Warwickshire area

Our response standard is to get a fire engine to a life risk incident anywhere in the County within 10 mins on 75% of occasions. An increase in the number of houses, in areas where we know we will struggle to reach within 10 minutes from our existing fire station locations, is likely to see a decline in our performance against this response standard.

Optimum locations in the future will need to provide:

  • Response to as many houses, commercial and industrial premises as possible within 10 minutes, covering current and new developments.
  • Quicker access to the road network, in particular motorways, to  respond to road traffic collisions ( RTCs )
  • Effective delivery of prevention and protection activities

We will also consider opportunities for collaborating with neighbouring Fire and Rescue Services, other blue light organisations and local authorities when considering the potential for new fire station locations.

We are aware that any changes to our fire station locations will have an impact on communities and the development of new fire stations would happen over a period of time. We think it is important and valuable to seek the views of the communities during these early planning stages.

Your views and ideas, alongside extensive evidence based analysis will inform our approach to proposing any changes. We anticipate that we will have completed our review and be in a position to make proposals by Spring 2020. We will of course, undertake full public consultation once we reach this stage, and before committing to the implementation of any proposals.  

How to feed back

Your views are important to us and we invite you to complete the online survey below. If you would like a paper version of this survey please contact us using the telephone or email address above. 

Alternative formats and languages can also be made available on request.

You are welcome to feedback in other ways:

- By Email: wfrsirmp@warwickshire.gov.uk

- In writing to: Service Improvement Team                                                                                                                     Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service                                                                                           Service Headquarters, Warwick St, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LH

If you also wish to take part in our Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) - Draft Action Plan 2019/20  feedback survey, please click on the link below the supporting documents.

What will happen next

All feedback will be considered as we continue to explore options. Full public consultation will be undertaken before committing to the implementation of any proposals.  

What Happens Next

This engagement survey has now closed. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their views with us. 

All feedback will be considered as we continue to explore options. Full public consultation will be undertaken before committing to the implementation of any proposals.  


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