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Final Chance To Have A Say On Fire Services In Pocklington, Market Weighton And Stamford Bridge


8:08am 10th January 2014

People living in Pocklington, Stamford Bridge and Market Weighton will get a final chance to comment today (10 Jan) on proposed changes aimed at saving millions of pounds on the cost of running Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

A series of public meetings have already taken place across the communities which could be affected by changes, but there is a final opportunity to contribute comments via the service's website, say Humberside Fire and Rescue. The deadline for that input is today, Friday January 10 and anyone wanting to comment is asked to do so as quickly as possible.

Information from the consultation process will be used to help members of Humberside Fire Authority, the service's ruling body, make their final decisions about where money will be saved. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service say they will meet to make those decisions at the Authority meeting on January 31.

They add that the service has seen large budget reductions in recent years and that is set to continue, with the expectation the organisation will need to make savings of £5.5m by 2016. Changes proposed would reduce the cost of the operational work done by the service.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Chris Blacksell said: “All the options that have been developed would mean we can still meet the response standards that we are so proud of.”

Those wanting to provide feedback can do so online at www.humbersidefire.gov.uk

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