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2018/19 Budget and Council Tax Consultation

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority is currently setting its budget for 2018/19 to fund the Fire and Rescue Service across the county. We’d like your views on whether our proposed increase in the Council Tax of £1.85 a year or under 4p a week (an increase of 1.99%) taking our share of the Council Tax paid by local council taxpayers (at band D) to £94.66.

Complete the survey here.

Taking your views into account when we develop our plans and fix our Budget helps us to ensure that we meet your needs as well as responding effectively and swiftly when required. Our vision is to provide the people of Bedfordshire with an excellent Fire and Rescue Service and we’d like your views on how we can manage our budget most effectively.

The consultation closes at 12.01 on Monday 22 January so please complete the questionnaire by then.

Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) 2018

We regularly consider how best to use our available resources  and budget (firefighters, vehicles, finances) to manage fire, road and water-related risks in the community, reduce emergency incidents and respond when and where we’re needed.

Our vision is to provide the people of Bedfordshire with an excellent Fire and Rescue Service, and we’d like your opinions on how we can:

- respond effectively, manage risks and reduce the number of emergency incidents we attend;
- ensure high standards of management and continued service improvement; and
- develop our employees and create a safe, fair and caring workplace for our staff.

We will be consulting on our new CRMP during 2018. If you would like to take part please email mark.hustwitt@bedsfire.com and ask to be added to our list of consultees.

Why not get involved

We use different methods to consult with Bedfordshire residents every year, to capture public opinion:

  • Online consultation through our Community Messaging Service
    We are developing the use of our Community Messaging Service to engage and consult local people. If you’d like to sign up to this Service and take part in future engagement and consultation then please click here.
  • Consultation through social media

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