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    Article Added: 12 Jan 2023

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority is proposing to increase its share of the council tax for 2023/2024 by 6.6 per cent, which for a Band D property equates to an additional £4.95 a year and £79.92 in total. With spiralling inflation affecting costs of supplies, energy, fuel, pay and everything else, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was anticipating starting the 2023/ ...

    Article Added: 30 Dec 2022

    Several fires in Peterborough city centre kept Dogsthorpe Blue Watch very busy in the early hours of Thursday morning. Having been called initially at around 2.30am to a fire in an alley next to a pub on Cowgate, they were then needed for six further fires around Cathedral Square, King Street and Church Street. The most significant fire was at the back of a restaurant on Cathedral Square with the ...

    Article Added: 29 Dec 2022

    Firefighters from around the county were kept busy while residents enjoyed Christmas Day. While families were exchanging presents, visiting loved ones and eating Christmas dinner, fire crews were needed for incidents like flooding and road traffic collisions to automatic fire alarms caused by cooking. Fire engines, crewed by wholetime watches as well as on-call firefighters, were called away fro ...

    Article Added: 29 Nov 2022

    Residents are being urged to take simple steps to protect themselves from accidental fires and carbon monoxide poisoning as they look to keep warm and cut energy use this winter.  As temperatures drop heading into the coldest part of the year, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is highlighting the potential risks of finding alternative, unsafe ways of heating and lighting their ho ...

    Article Added: 28 Nov 2022

    Liveryman Iain Knox At our November Court meeting in Guildhall we were pleased to clothe Freeman Iain Knox as a Liveryman. He is pictured with his guests - his sister Mrs Lesley Macdonald and his brother-in-law Mr Norman Macdonald - together with the Master and Wardens. Following the ceremony the Court and guests enjoyed a delightful lunch in Pewterers' Hall. ...

    Article Added: 28 Nov 2022

    The Master, Wardens and several Liverymen and Freemen of the Company participated in the recent Lord Mayor's Show. They walked in the Modern Liveries section of the procession, which the Firefighters organise each year. After following the route through the City and along Fleet Street the Modern Liveries group had a picnic on board HQS Wellington, basking in the most glorious sunshine. After tha ...

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