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West Mercia Fire Governance Consultation

The Police and Crime Commissioner believes that by changing governance arrangements for our local fire services in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin we can deliver more effective, efficient services to our communities.

The Commissioner has recently carried out a consultation on a proposal to take on the roles of our two local Fire Authorities. An initial business case suggested the change could significantly improve local police and fire services and save the taxpayer £4m a year, without impacting frontline services. This was verified in the final business case which has now been submitted to the Home Office for consideration.

The consultation began on June 12th 2017 and closed at 5pm on September 11th 2017. The PCC is grateful to all the people and organisations who took part in the process. More than 1,300 responses were received, 60.7% of which were in favour of single governance. The full results are available to view at this link.

While the consultation has now closed, you can still use the links below to find out some more information on the subject via the links below:

See the commitments the PCC would hold himself to as Commissioner for local fire services

Read the initial business case setting out the recommendations and evidence for change

– Read the final business case as well as the consultation results, analysis and the PCC’s responses

– Find answers to some of the questions you may have around this subject 

 

 

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