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Cromwell Road fire station in Grimsby now boasts a set of new community rooms which the public are able for members of our community to use free of charge.

Among these facilities are an allotment project and a new climbing wall.

Community safety advocate Jo Peart is leading the scheme, said “The fire service is at the heart of the community so it’s something we’re keen to do to become more involved with residents and local organisations, Ideally we’d like to set up some games for people who may be feeling lonely and would like to come and have a natter, and possibly make some new friends.

“We’re also hoping to get young people in to use the traversing wall, which could also be a way of getting schools in so we can educate children about first aid and fire safety.”

Nick Tharratt, the officer responsible for public safety in North and North East Lincolnshire, said: “This is a great opportunity for the service to integrate its activities into the community with other organisations.

“Collaboratively we can make people much safer by working more efficiently.

“We have already had a fantastic response and have taken a number of bookings.”

If you would like to book any of the station’s facilities, call 01472 243712.

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