HEADLAND residents are being asked to help decide the design of the building for their new community fire station.
Cleveland Fire Brigade has released artists impressions of three design options for people in the area to choose from.
The new station, expected to be completed in June next year, will replace the existing building and brigade bosses say it will meet the needs of a modern fire and rescue service.
More detailed designs are available online and residents have until 5pm this Friday to vote for their preferred choice.
Ian Hayton, Cleveland Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer, said: “Our vision for the future of this new community fire station is one of flexibility and versatility, so the brigade can provide first class facilities and services to support local needs.
“It is important for us to engage with the residents of the Headland to gain the feedback we need to ensure the community have a station which will be at the heart of the community, as local residents will be able to utilise the facilities.
“Remember, it’s your brigade, your station, your community so please view the designs and have your say.”
The new-look station will continue to home one fire engine, as it has done, but will also have community facilities for the use of residents.
The work on the new station, which will be rebuilt on its existing site, in Durham Street, will start later this year.
But due to the temporary fire station being on the existing site, bosses say all services will be maintained to an excellent level while work is being carried out.
Councillor Robbie Payne, chairman of Cleveland Fire Authority and Labour councillor for the Headland and Harbour ward, said: “The new station is fantastic news for the local area and it is important for residents to have an input into the future of their fire station.
“Please take this opportunity and let us know which design you prefer.
“This is a great investment and a long-term commitment to the delivery of high class community safety and emergency response services to the people of the Headland.”
Once the final design has been agreed there will be further consultation with the community on Thursday, September 12.
Residents will be invited to a venue on the Headland to view the plans, speak to brigade staff about the new station and again have their say.
Residents can vote for their preferred design by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
People should state either option one, two or three and give their name and their postcode.
Alternatively call (01429) 874042.
To see more detailed designs visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/myvoice where people can leave feedback.