The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service will CLOSE Windsor Fire Station at NIGHT from 01 OCTOBER 2011.
This is potentially risky as 7 million people visit Windsor each year and 10% of those stay over in Hotels and Guest Houses.
We have several established venues such as the Castle Hotel, the Harte and Garter Hotel, the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and the Beaumont Hotel in Old Windsor. These are all very large hotels and some have experienced serious fires in the past.
The Travel Lodge is a large new hotel in Windsor and a big hotel is presently being constructed at Legoland.
Now we have recently learned that a 58 bed Holiday Inn Express is to be built in Alma Road, Windsor. This is just around the corner from the fire station, but that will be of little comfort to the guests since the fire station will be closed during the slumber hours from 01 October