AN public exhibition to hear more about the future of Crowthorne fire station is due to be held this week.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) will be holding the public drop-in session between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday (30) to show members of the public plans for the new station.

The station is set for a complete re-build, with the end product delivering a modern, state-of-the-art facility, as well as providing facilities for community use.

The plans include provision for the next Tri-Service Community Station with Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service to operate alongside RBFRS.

While the fire sdtation is being re-built, the retained crews and fire engine will be turning out from an alternative location close to the High Street, ensuring that operational response is maintained at all times.

The new station is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2020.

Councillor Angus Ross, Strategic Asset Lead for Royal Berkshire Fire Authority, said: “We are delighted to be opening up the Station for this exhibition so that local people can view the latest plans for the rebuild and find out what it could mean for the local area.

“The design of the new station at Crowthorne will be modern and fit-for-purpose, with the intention to place the station firmly in the heart of the community it serves. It is hoped that the project will follow in the successful footsteps of Hungerford Community Fire Station, which was opened in July 2017.”