The Liberal Democrats have launched a city-wide campaign calling on the Police & Crime Commissioner to maintain and protect fire & rescue services across York.
The Police & Crime Commissioner, who has recently had her take over of the fire service approved by Government, will need to examine options for the budget of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service. The transfer of governance to the Police & Crime Commissioner may take place towards the end of 2018.
According to papers published for the North Yorkshire Fire Authority this week, it has been suggested that there could be an ongoing reduction in funding to the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, which could then potentially lead to options being examined for reductions in fire cover for York.
Public services in York are already amongst the worst funded services, per resident, in the country. The Liberal Democrats have already called on the Conservative Government to give a ‘Fair deal for York’, and to coincide with this, we are now launching our campaign to protect York’s fire & rescue service.
If you agree that the fire & rescue service must be guaranteed protection, then please join our campaign and let the Police & Crime Commissioner know that resident’s in York will not accept any reductions to our fire & rescue services.