Comment on fire plans

Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen is urging Northumberland residents to express their views on the current county-council consultation on the Fire and Rescue Service Plan 2014-2017.

The consultation covers emergencies, including fire and road traffic accidents, and other events such as flooding.

Mrs Pörksen said: “The long-running Thrunton fire and many recent severe crashes on our roads demonstrate the need for an effective rural fire and rescue service.”

To comment on the draft plan, go to www.northumber – the consultation closes on Friday, May 9.