03 November 2010

People visiting Northampton’s market square this Friday (5th November) will be able to have their say on future plans for Northamptonshire County Council’s fire and rescue service.

Representatives from the fire and rescue service will be in the market square from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to talk to people about the strategic plan for the fire and rescue service.

The plan is updated annually and highlights both progress made so far towards delivering actions as well as proposals for the upcoming three years.

The consultation is open until 4th January, with a variety of ways for local people to give their views on the proposed actions and initiatives planned to take place to help achieve the service’s overall aim - to achieve safer communities for everyone who lives and works in the county.

Cabinet member for community safety councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage said: “Our fire and rescue service works hard to make our communities safer places to live, work or visit and this plan is an important part of achieving this aim.

“The plan shows the excellent progress being made so far, with encouraging statistics showing that there has been an 11% reduction in domestic fires in 2009/10, which clearly demonstrates that our prevention work is having a real impact. All at a cost that is currently £6 million less than the national average.

“Fire and rescue serve everyone in the county so we want as many views as possible; please take the time to have your say on this important service.”

This is just one of events taking place in the county for people to have their say as well as the various other methods people can give their feedback: