Firefighters recognise role of veteran campaigner

ROYSTON firefighters have recognised the work of veteran campaigner Terry Hutt. Sub-officer Peter Chapman handed over a framed UK fire service map at Royston Fire Station on Thursday. Mr Hutt said: I am honoured that the firefighters have thought of me.

ROYSTON firefighters have recognised the work of veteran campaigner Terry Hutt.

Sub-officer Peter Chapman handed over a framed UK fire service map at Royston Fire Station on Thursday.

Mr Hutt said: "I am honoured that the firefighters have thought of me. They are very special people.

"The map is fantastic," he said.

Mr Hutt led a campaign and collected more than 6,000 signatures in a petition against proposed cuts to the fire and rescue service last year.

The plans were eventually shelved by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Mr Chapman said: "Terry always seems able to gain the ear of influential people at County Hall.

"That, coupled with his cheerful petition-collecting makes him one of the most remembered aspects of the campaign.