Norfolk Fire & Rescue Governance
In response to the publication of an independent report exploring the future options for police and fire and rescue governance in Norfolk, published today (Friday 12 January), Cliff Jordan, Leader of Norfolk County Council said:
“The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk engaged consultants Grant Thornton to carry out an independent review of potential changes in governance to Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS).
“Norfolk County Council (NCC) has reviewed the report in full and notes that the conclusions are finely balanced and there is no compelling case made for any change. Therefore we do not feel it’s necessary to proceed to a full business case as this will not only incur significant costs for tax payers but also take up considerable time. We also believe that such a process would detract fire officers from their primary role of keeping Norfolk safe and have a negative impact on the upcoming NFRS inspection.
“At Communities Committee on Wednesday councillors will discuss this as an urgent agenda item and respond to the PCC accordingly with our views and recommendations.”
The full Norfolk Police and Crime Panel Committee papers can be viewed here.