Request To Name New Station After Len Norman

The States will vote on whether to name the future joint fire and ambulance station after the late Len Norman.

The long-serving Jersey politician died earlier this year at the age of 73.

He served as a Deputy, Senator, and Constable during his 37-year career in the States.

He was also Home Affairs Minister.

His successor, and Len's former Assistant Minister, Deputy Gregory Guida, says Len was a passionate and forthright advocate for all the services of which he was responsible, particularly the emergency services.

"It was a position that he had not expected to take on, and yet one that he was extremely devoted to, and enjoyed immensely.

It had been his intention to deliver a new, purpose-built Headquarters, Station and training facility for the Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services to operate from.

Notwithstanding recent discussion and debate over the most appropriate site for a new Ambulance, Fire & Rescue Headquarters, the need for new facilities for these services is well established.

It is my belief that naming a new Headquarters, wherever it may be built, in Len’s honour is a fitting way to honour his service to our island, and particularly the impact he made as Minister for Home Affairs."

Home Affairs want to build the joint station on the former police site at Rouge Bouillon.

However, there have been many calls for the site to be used for an expanded Rouge Bouillon School.

The States voted to allow the school to use the space, 'unless a specific alternative site is identified'.

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