Plans to rebuild fire stations in Bath and Weston-super-Mare have been put on hold.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said the plans were still “on our radar” but they did not want to be tied down as the time was not right to borrow money for work on Somerset’s two fire stations.

The move comes as costs have risen on the redevelopment of Bedminster Fire Station in Bristol.

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At a fire authority meeting on February 17, Bath and North East Somerset council member Shelly Bromley asked when the rebuilding of Bath fire station would take place.

The fire station was built in 1938 and now has defects that need to be corrected.

Angela Feeney, director of corporate services for Avon Fire and Rescue Services, said: “It’s certainly still on our radar and it’s definitely something we want to do.”


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