Commissioner Meets Minister over Fire Governance Plans
The Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner has met with the new Policing and Fire Minister Nick Hurd MP to discuss plans to take on the governance of the fire service.

They met at the Home Office to talk about the proposals and the importance of placing victims at the heart of PCCs work.

David Lloyd is conducting a consultation on a plan to bring the governance of the fire and police services in Hertfordshire together.

The business case, suggests keeping both services independent, with a separate Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer, but having a strategy and budget set by the PCC.

David Lloyd said:

“I had a very productive meeting with the minister about the governance plans and the benefits closer emergency service working could bring to Hertfordshire.”

“This change would allow much closer working between police and fire and improve public safety.  It would also support efficiencies which could be used to develop and modernise our fire service and protect it from the budget pressures it currently faces under County Council control.  I believe the people of Hertfordshire want to see a properly funded fire service fully focussed on its role as an emergency service rather than being used to support other council services.”

You can see the whole business case and respond to the consultation at the dedicated page on the Commissioner’s website.