'We are your places of safety' West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Tesco offer 'safe havens' for people in need

Tesco and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have shared their commitment to make their community feel safe by telling people they are 'places of safety.'

Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:53 am

Women across the country have shared their stories of feeling unsafe as they go about their daily lives, promoted by the disappearance of Sarah Everard who was found dead in Kent last week.

As the national conversation around women's safety continues, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has reminded people that its fire stations offer a place of safety.

Supermarket giant Tesco is also spreading their message to reassure anyone finding themselves in an unsafe situation, they can always seek refuge with them.

A Tesco spokesperson said: "The safety of our customers and colleagues remains our number one priority.

"We want people to know that all our stores are safe spaces and that our colleagues are always there to help."

A Fire Service spokesperson said: “Following the tragic death of Sarah Everard we would like to remind people that our Fire Stations offer a place of safety in the community for anyone feeling under threat.

“Any person who feels unsafe can go to their local Fire Station where they will be helped to get the appropriate support.

Tesco and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have shared their commitment to make their community feel safe by telling people they are 'places of safety.'

“All Fire Stations have contact with our Control Room which is staffed on a 24/7 basis, 365 days of the year.

“A small number of our more rural Fire Stations operate on an on-call basis and whilst there may not be a presence of staff onsite, there is still an available phone line outside which connects with the Control Room if you need help.”

Wakefield Fire Station: Brunswick Street, Wakefield, WF1 4PA.

Pontefract Fire Station, Stumpcross Lane.

Castleford Fire Station, Beancroft Road, WF10 5EH.

Featherstone Fire Station, Andrew Street.

Ossett Fire Station, The Wilfred, WF5 9TR.

Normanton Fire Station, Princess Street, Normanton.

Rothwell Fire Station, Carlton Lane, Rothwell.

TESCO:

Barnsley Road, Wakefield WF1 5NP.

Stanley Road, Wakefield.

High Street, Crigglestone

Dewsbury Road, Ossett

Cornmarket, Pontefract, WF8 1BJ

Fryston Road, Castleford WF10 3LW

Market Street, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4LB

Willowbridge Lane, Castleford WF10 5NN.

Park Lane, Allerton Bywater, Castleford WF10 2AT.