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Buckinghamshire fire service consultation on future

A public consultation is under way into the future spending of Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The 10-week consultation follows the publication of a draft five-year public safety plan for the service.

The plan contains a number of options for consideration as the organisation seeks to make savings of £4.8m and find more flexible ways of working.

Fire Authority chairman, Councillor David Rowlands, is encouraging the public to take part.

"This is an important survey that concerns all residents, the business community, other public or voluntary agencies and our own staff," said Mr Rowlands.

"We would welcome views on all the proposals even if they do not specifically affect areas in which you live or work."

Members of the public are able to comment by taking part in an online survey.

The closing date for responses is 0900 BST on Tuesday, 30 August. Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority will then consider the feedback at a meeting on Wednesday, 28 September.

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