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Newhaven Project

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) has purchased land in Meeching Road, Newhaven for the development of a new Fire Station. The building is part of an integrated joint project with Sussex Police and Lewes District Council aimed to deliver a range of public services to residents in the Newhaven area.

19 December 2014 - Update

Construction work starts soon on the new fire station and shared facility in Newhaven

Construction will begin soon on the new fire station and shared facility in Meeching Road, Newhaven. This is an integrated joint project with Sussex Police and Lewes District Council, which aims to deliver a range of public services to residents in the Newhaven area.

Following a tendering process, Morgan Sindall (www.morgansindall.com) has been selected to construct the new building. The construction phase is due to be completed by autumn 2015.

Chairman of East Sussex Fire Authority, Cllr Phil Howson, said: "This marks the beginning of an exciting journey to deliver a joint, multi-agency, collaborative project, which will deliver savings to the tax payer and improve local services to the residents of Newhaven."

Should you have any concerns or have questions about the construction work call 01273 506222.

Digging the first hole in the ground On Friday 19 December, the Chairman of East Sussex Fire Authority, Cllr Howson, visited the site and helped to make a start by digging the first hole in the ground.

The new building will replace the currently dated Fire Station at Fort Road and supports both Lewes District Council and Sussex Police plans for the future.

A public consultation exercise took place earlier this year, ending on 14 March 2014. Information about this consultation remains on this page for reference purposes.

Councillor Phil Howson - Chairman for East Sussex Fire Authority, said:

"By working together and sharing facilities, it aims to deliver significant savings to each organisation, both in terms of build and future running costs. The project will also enable better working partnerships to be forged between the partners and improved local facilities for the people of Newhaven".

Sussex Police" Lewes District Commander, Chief Inspector Rob Leet, said:

"This is an exciting opportunity for Newhaven's Neighbourhood Policing Team and our local partners to provide a joined up service. We'll continue to be in the heart of the local community, making our services accessible and convenient. Working alongside partners is just one example of how Sussex Police is changing over the next few years to improve service for members of the public".

The town's Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to be based at South Road Police Station until this new community hub is up and running.

Lewes District Council is keen to enhance the range of services that can be easily accessed by residents of Newhaven. This new facility will enable our "one stop shop" to deliver what our customers want.

This page was last updated on 22 December 2014
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