Consultation continues on Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


The second stage of the consultation exercise on the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has begun.

Three options for change have been formulated and ECFRS are now seeking your views on these.

Over the last decade, the Service has seen the number of incidents it attends reduce by around half.

At the same time, the Service has increased its work on preventing fires and emergencies from happening in the first place.

This consultation concludes on the 25th of April.

As part of this Public Consultation Exercise there will be a series of events held at libraries across the County, including Southend and Thurrock, where people will be able to talk to Service managers about changes and options proposed in their local area, as well as fill out the survey. A full list of dates, times and venues for these events is below:

Monday 22nd February 2016 Rayleigh Library 12pm-5pm
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Colchester Library 1pm-6pm
Thursday 25th February 2016 Chelmsford Library 12pm-5pm
Monday 29th February 2016 Harlow Library 2pm-7pm
Tuesday 1st March 2016 Harwich Library 1pm-6pm
Thursday 3rd March 2016 Loughton Library 12pm-5pm
Monday 7th March 2016 Dunmow Library 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 8th March 2016 Waltham Abbey Library 12.30pm-5.30pm
Thursday 10th March 2016 South Woodham Ferrers Library 1pm-6pm
Monday 14th March 2016 Basildon Library 12pm-5pm
Tuesday 15th March 2016 Clacton-on-Sea Library 12pm-5pm
Thursday 17th March 2016 Braintree Library 12pm-5pm
Monday 21st March 2016 Grays Library 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 The Forum, Southend 2pm-7pm

ECFRS would like to invite you to participate in their consultation and would also be grateful if you could help them to encourage participation in the consultation through sharing/publicising the online questionnaire available via their website and the library events.

Author: PS 3276 Pavelin on behalf of ECFRS
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