REDDITCH'S one remaining ambulance station is set to be closed.

Seven years ago Redditch's main ambulance station was closed down and three ambulance standby points, or hubs, were put in place in the town.

Eventually this provision was whittled down to one, near McDonald's in Oakenshaw.

This has now been earmarked for closure - but it is not known exactly when that will be.

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service stressed that no job losses are taking place and no ambulances will be taken off the road.

They said it was an underused building and the money spent on it could be better used.

They added that people in the town will still get the "same level of resource".

However, the they were not able to say when the station would be closed, only that it will happen between now and the end of March next year.

Once the station has been closed ambulances and staff will go to Bromsgrove Ambulance Hub, in Lickey End, instead.

People have been quick to comment on social media claiming the move is down to cuts while others have blamed targets saying people in Redditch should expect to wait longer to get an ambulance if ever they need one.