Leading county councillors and Sleaford firefighters paid a visit to inspect progress on the new, £6m fire station being built in town.
Leader of the Council, Coun Martin Hill and executive councillor Nick Worth were among the party touring the facility as it takes shape, on the site of the former Eastgate Centre off East Road - ideally positioned for the town centre and the bypass.
Building work began last autumn to replace the station on Church Lane, operational since 1952, used by the town’s part-time crew. It will also be home to the full-timers currently based in temporary quarters. The steel structure is up and the roof is on the main building. It will also provide office space for council staff from its riverside offices. Coun Hill said: “There are a few bits left to do, such as finishing the training tower and the firefighter’s pod accommodation, but this is on track and we’re expecting this to be complete by the autumn.”