Have your say on fire service consultation plans in Alcester

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THOSE who want to share their views or find out more about Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service's plan to make £1.3 million worth of savings over the next two years are invited to a consultation roadshow event in Alcester.

The service is holding roadshow events across the county as part of its consultation on the way the service will be shaped in the future, with an event to take place in Alcester at Bulls Head Yard Car Park on Saturday, May 17 between 10am and 2pm.

Warwickshire County Councillor Les Caborn, portfolio holder for community safety, said: “We want to meet residents face-to-face in the community to talk about the proposed changes and to find out what local people think.

“Demand has changed and the types of incidents the service attends have changed so we need to position the service to give the best response within the resources we have available."

He added: "Above all we want to make the people of Warwickshire safer by changing the way the service operates in the future.

“We have been open about the savings that we need to make and are keen to make it clear to the public that we will not compromise the effectiveness of the service."

The proposed changes will be the first round of savings to be made by the fire and rescue service which will eventually total £2.4m by 2018.

Residents can also access information and complete the consultation survey online by visiting warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue by June, 20.

A paper version of the consultation survey will be available at each roadshow and distributed through county venues including fire stations and libraries. Copies can also be requested by calling 01926 423 231.

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