BREAKING NEWS: Fire service HQ to move from Eastbourne to Lewes

East Sussex Fire and Rescue HQ at Upperton Road Eastbourne. Dec 8th 2011 E49132M ENGSNL00120110812134300
East Sussex Fire and Rescue HQ at Upperton Road Eastbourne. Dec 8th 2011 E49132M ENGSNL00120110812134300
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East Sussex Fire Authority has voted in favour of relocating the service headquarters from Eastbourne to share the Sussex Police HQ site in Lewes.

The decision was made at the Combined Fire Authority AGM today (Thursday June 18).

Members of the Fire Authority voted in favour of the move.

A spokesman said, “Naturally, this move will result in closer working relationships between the fire & rescue service and the police and in turn this will create operational benefits, improved communications and a reduction in estate costs over the medium to longer term.

“The current HQ building in Eastbourne is owned by the authority and steps will be taken to achieve the best value option in regard to its disposal.

“It is estimated that the move to Lewes will take place over the next 12-18 months.”

The current fire service HQ is in Upperton Road, Eastbourne.

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