Public consultation notice: “Working Better Together: Options to improve collaboration between Fire and Police services in North Yorkshire”

Legislation recently passed by Parliament includes a new duty for emergency services to collaborate, and a specific opportunity for Police and Crime Commissioners to apply to the Secretary of State to allow them to take on responsibility for the governance of their local Fire and Rescue Service, if it appears that it is in the interests of effectiveness, efficiency, economy or public safety to do so. Given this, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, has taken the view that a review of the governance of the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and a benefits assessment of the options for change is necessary.

A local business case has been prepared and is now published for public consultation. The consultation is your chance to tell us what you think about the benefits of change in North Yorkshire. The consultation runs from 17 July – 22 September 2017.

You can view the local business case, all consultation materials, find further information and respond to the consultation survey at www.telljulia.com.

Responses to the online survey must be received by 23:59 on Friday 22nd September. If you require assistance in completing the survey please call MEL Research on 0121 604 4664 or email northyorksfrsconsultation@melresearch.co.uk.

Response forms and information leaflets are also available:

  • At local libraries, police stations, fire stations and council offices
  • To download from www.telljulia.com

Responses outside of the online survey can be submitted in the following ways:

FREEPOST RTCL-AGAE-TRTS

OPCC

12 Granby Road

Harrogate

HG1 4ST

All responses outside of the online survey must be received by 13:00 on Friday 22nd September to be accepted.

Further information on the proposals can be requested by calling the OPCC on 01423 569562 or emailing info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk. If you do not wish to be updated on further progress with this consultation please let us know using these contact details.