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Fire Authority Meeting- 2nd September

Date : 02 September 2021


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On Thursday 2nd September, our Fire Authority meeting took place at County Hall, Lewes. 

The meeting had a large agenda that covered a wide variety of reports and strategies.

We are pleased to report that all items put forward to the Fire Authority members were approved. 

The full agenda of reports and strategies were as follows:-  

  • Revenue & Capital Budget
  • Strategic Service Planning & Medium Term Financial Plan (3 abstentions)
  • Treasury Management
  • Annual Performance Outcomes 2020/2021
  • Communications, Engagement & Consultation Strategy
  • Response and Resilience Strategy 2021-2026
  • Prevention & Protection Strategy 2021-2026
  • Fleet & Equipment Management Strategy
  • Responsible Procurement Policy
  • Local Council Tax Reduction Schemes Consultation
  • Review of the Constitution of the Fire Authority 

You can read the approved strategies and policies here. 

Commendations to staff

During the meeting, Fire Authority members commended the Communications Department for their work on the Communications, Engagement & Consultation Strategy and for their work both internally and externally during 2020/2021.  Fire Authority members also thanked all East Sussex Fire & Rescue staff for their efforts during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.  The Annual Performance Outcomes 2020/2021 report highlights the excellent work carried out by staff during the pandemic.  Due to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 restrictions, staff continued to find other ways (virtual/telephone) of undertaking home safety visits, business safety audits and engagements. The new ways of working will be taken forward and used alongside traditional methods of engagement.   

Next meeting & further information

The next Fire Authority meeting will take place on Thursday 9th December (10:30 am) at County Hall, Lewes.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  To find out more about the Fire Authority and what they do, click here.   

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