West Gosforth campaigner Steve Kyte says "this is excellent news for the residents of Gosforth. Existing money is being used to extend the implementation of the reorganisation plan agreed by T&WF Authority in January to three years. The closure of Fire Stations including Gosforth will be moved to the end of the three year period in anticipation of an improving financial situation that will make station closures unnecessary. I will continue to campaign to keep Gosforth Fire Station operational on Jubilee Road".
Karen Jewers Conservative spokesperson for Parklands ward added "Gosforth Community Fire Station and the men and women that work from there have delivered an excellent service for the people and businesses of Gosforth, so it is important that we continue the campaign to keep this valuable community assest".