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Wigan Fire Station, GOING??
Started by: JM_Wigan (126)  Report abuse
You best get you last snaps of Wigan Comunity Fire Station in soon as it is rumored to be getting demolished and rebuilt on the same site by 2014.

It will be a shame, it is such a lovely looking building

Posted by: PeterP (7012) Report abuse
Yet another modern building made to last(think not)Only Wigan planners would put a fire station at the most congested junctions around Wigan.If it is to be knocked down rebuild it elsewhere

Posted by: tonker (19914)   Report abuse
"... at the most conjested junctions ..."

Con'jest'ed? Are you suggesting it was all a joke?

Posted by: upthetims (6505) Report abuse





Posted by: PeterP (7012) Report abuse

Posted by: JM_Wigan (126)  Report abuse
Found out it is likely to be nearer April 2014 when they are likely to start bringing it down.

They have to wait till Rochdale's new station is completed.

With regards to its location, is GMC Fire & Rescue Service who consider this to be the best location due to its easy access in all directions for the area it serves.

Posted by: MarieM (5420) Report abuse
JM I think they can control the traffic lights in an emergency.

Posted by: JM_Wigan (126)  Report abuse
That's right we can

Posted by: copperhead (1415)  Report abuse
That's right we can

Ah things become a little clearer in regard to the St Joseph thread

Posted by: JM_Wigan (126)  Report abuse
That they do

Posted by: jo anne (32031)   Report abuse
Geoffrey Shryhane on Twitter - ‏@WiganWorldGeoff (21/4/14):

"Wigan's to have a new fire station, rising on the site of the present building."

I haven't been able to find out any more as yet, just wondering where the Wigan fire fighters will be based in the meantime.

Posted by: vera howarth (2584)   Report abuse
what's wrong with the one they've got,it's not that old.

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
There is an 'escape' road built into the Saddle Junction, so that fire engines can turn right out of the station and proceed along Warrigton Road, Ormdkirk Road etc without having to go around the gyratory, if you look at the road layout you can see where it is

Posted by: baker boy (14455) Report abuse
what is wrong with the present fire station.

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131) Report abuse
This post brings back a few memories - I was a volunteer fireman back in the early 1960s.
We had the old 'green goddess' fire engine. We used to meet for practice one night per week at the fire station.
If there was a 999 fire call come in while we were in the station, we had to wait for the regular firemen to go down the pole before us, by the time we got down the pole and onto the 'Green Goddess' the red fire engines had disappeared, but we chased them, clanging the bell with a piece of rope that came through the roof.
Inevitably, the fire was out by the time we got there - Happy Memories :)

Posted by: carol gr (910)  Report abuse
When was the current fire station built?

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131) Report abuse
Carol gr - I don't know exactly when it was built, but it was 'newish' when I was a volunteer there in the early 1960s.

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131) Report abuse
I have just 'googled' Wigan Fire Station, it opened in 1961.

Posted by: jo anne (32031)   Report abuse
January 2016 - M.E.N.:

A new 4m fire & ambulance station is set to be built. Building work is planned to begin next year.

The station will replace the existing fire station in Robin Park Road in the centre of Wigan and will see crews and paramedics come together under one roof.

Posted by: tonker (19914)   Report abuse
"The station will replace the existing fire station in Robin Park Road in the centre of Wigan ....."

Where's it going to be then? The Galleries? The Market Hall?

Posted by: baker boy (14455) Report abuse
Rodney st car park,now that would be some return.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
I believe you might have the right idea baker boy.
it would take away the emptiness on that corner , maybe!

Posted by: dodger (3414) Report abuse
They can't build a fire station on Rodney street car park because they don't own the land.

Posted by: jo anne (32031)   Report abuse
Shared blue light hubs will be new trend - Wigan Today (2/2/16):

'Wigan borough will be served by a purpose-built fire engine and ambulance hub on the site of the current fire station on Robin Park.'

Wigan's leading the way, Tonker!

Posted by: tonker (19914)   Report abuse
Have you read the stop-press then,
Joanne?



"WIGAN'S sharing of emergency services headquarters could be a template followed across the country "

Wigan? Followed across the country? Utter rubbish!

Wigan is at least three years behind St.Helens ........

http://www.estates.nwas.nhs.uk/local-updates/newton-le-willows,-merseyside/#.VrD4VLKLTIU

And Southport ......

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2013-10-11/largest-fire-station-building-project-in-the-north-west-completed/

The small-minded Wiganers will believe anything they're told!


Wigan leading the way ...... My Arse!

Posted by: jo anne (32031)   Report abuse
No I didn't look into it, Tonker, I knew you'd come along and tell me, thank you!

Posted by: tonker (19914)   Report abuse
Why do you think Wigan council keep telling people to 'BELIEVE' ?

They want you all as daft as they are!

Posted by: johnnyseven (302) Report abuse
To put the record straight, the old fire station in Chapel Lane which preceded Robin Park Road was a combined fire and ambulance station. So maybe the idea did originate in Wigan many years ago.

Posted by: tonker (19914)   Report abuse
From the Manchester Evening News -

"Emergency services in Salford joined forces in 2014 to work from one location for the first time in Greater Manchester".


So, it looks like Wigan won't even be 'the first' in their own county!

Posted by: jo anne (32031)   Report abuse
There's a photo of the old fire & ambulance station in Chapel Lane, Johnnyseven - WW Album

Posted by: jo anne (32031)   Report abuse
Wigan Today (20th Apr '16)

Detailed plans of the hub have been submitted to the town hall with completion set for 2017.

The target date for a decision is scheduled for June.

 
 
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