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Tribute as fire station closes.

FIREFIGHTERS have stood down at Kineton Fire Station after more than a century of service.

Its seven-strong, part-time crew, manning one appliance, stood down this week for the last time.

Two have transferred to a new station at Wellesbourne and the remaining five have become redundant and been given severance pay Severance Pay

Compensation that an employer gives to someone who is about to lose their job.

Severance pay is not always paid to employees. It depends on the situation in which the employee is losing their job and whether legislation requires severance to be paid.

The move follows the closure in May, 1998, of the nearby Tysoe station, which had been in operation since 1897.

The new Wellesbourne station, along with crews from Fenny Compton Fenny Compton is a village in Warwickshire, England, about eight miles north of Banbury. Its church of St. Peter and St. Clare was built in the 14th century. Fenny Compton is small but had two stations, one on the Great Western Railway route from Oxford to Birmingham, the other , Shipston and Leamington, will provide fire cover for the area, able to respond in under 20 minutes in accordance Accordance is Bible Study Software for Macintosh developed by OakTree Software, Inc.[]

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Warwickshire County Fire Officer Brian Hibbert said: "I would like to pay tribute to all the firefighters who have served at Kineton fire station for their dedication and bravery Bravery
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 in protecting the people of Kineton.

"It is obviously sad to close a fire station but with a new station operating a short distance away in Wellesbourne, I am confident that Kineton and the surrounding area will be adequately served."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 22, 1999
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