A 13 week consultation into the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has now closed – our thanks go to everyone who took the time to have their say.
As well as an on-line questionnaire, the consultation included residents’ forums, meetings with local businesses and voluntary groups and presentations at Area Boards.
People were asked to express their preference for the following three options for Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service:
All of the responses are being collated by ORS, an independent consultation specialist, and a report will be prepared for both Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Authorities, which are meeting in November to decide whether or not to seek combination.
The Wiltshire and Swindon CFA papers for 11 November can be viewed here. The reports include:
There have also been a number of written responses to the consultation.
The Government has promised funding of £5.54 million to the two Services to support combination, should it go ahead - click here for the news release.