*The full report is a 121MB Microsoft Word document and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed.
We have created a leaflet [pdf, 2.9M, opens in new tab] designed to help you understand how meetings of the Fire Authority are organised, to help you to follow the proceedings at the meeting, and how to ask public questions.
As part of our Community Risk Management (CRM) process and contained within our Medium-Term Plan 2011/12 - 2015/16, the Fire Authority agreed to review service provision within the Hastings Borough.
This review is now complete and was considered by the Fire Authority on Thursday 13th September, where the following recommendation was agreed for consultation:
A consultation period will now run from 14 September for 12 weeks, the results of which will then be discussed at the Fire Authority meeting on 13th December 2012.
Your thoughts and views are important to us and you all have the opportunity to influence and shape the services we will provide, now and in the future.
The full review and an executive summary are available on this site. Full copies have not been automatically printed as the cost would be prohibitive for such a large document.
A questionnaire is also available on the web site which can be completed online or printed and completed by hand.
The CRM team and Human Resources will conduct a programme of watch visits for operational and support staff at Bohemia Road and The Ridge Fire Stations. These consultation sessions, although not mandatory, will give staff the opportunity to discuss the recommendations of the review and provide valuable feedback to the Fire Authority.
Follow up focus groups, managed by Opinion Research Services (ORS), will then be held in order to provide an opportunity for open feedback to an independent facilitator.
A public focus group will be held encompassing participants from across the Hastings and surrounding areas which will be facilitated by ORS. A public meeting will also be arranged in the Hastings area, hosted by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
Stakeholders who have expressed an interest in attending focus groups will be invited to do so and those who have asked to be involved in writing or online will receive a summary report and have the opportunity to view the full report and respond online.
Local businesses will also be given the opportunity to feedback in this way.
The results of each part of the consultation will form the basis of a report to the Fire Authority to be considered at its meeting on 13 December 2012.
Once the recommendations are reviewed in light of the consultation findings, then final recommendations will be agreed for progression and implementation.
Please contact the CRM team as below if you have any queries: