Coupons flood in for SOS campaign

PUBLISHED: 09:44 04 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:48 10 June 2010

Reporters Robin Leeburn, Becca Gliddon and David Beasley with just some of the coupons

Reporters Robin Leeburn, Becca Gliddon and David Beasley with just some of the coupons

THE Herald/Journal office has been flooded with people dropping in and posting back Save Our Station campaign coupons and also registering their support via email.

THE Herald/Journal office has been flooded with people dropping in and posting back Save Our Station campaign coupons and also registering their support via email.

They have responded to a Journal SOS campaign aimed at stopping cuts to the town's fire cover.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service chief Paul Young recently announced plans to axe frontline cover at Exmouth fire station - leaving retained firefighters in charge between the hours of 6pm and 9am - to help plug a £900,000 Government funding shortfall.

The fire brigade is proposing to cut 19 jobs at Exmouth fire station and cover would be downgraded to a day-only shift with retained firefighters attending night calls across the patch - including the far side of Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury, Lympstone and Exton areas.

The Herald/Journal will personally hand deliver the coupons to Mr Young today (Friday).

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