Sussex fire merger plan to be discussed

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Image caption Government approval would be needed for a merger

Plans to merge fire and rescue services in East and West Sussex are to be discussed at two public meetings.

The proposal is to create a new fire authority covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

If a merger is approved, the plans would go out to public consultation and be subject to government approval.

The first meeting is taking place at Eastbourne Town Hall on Thursday, while the second will take place at Jubilee Library in Brighton on 6 September.

They have been organised by East Sussex Fire Authority and West Sussex County Council, which runs fire services in West Sussex.

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