Extraordinary meeting to be held over plans for future of Norfolk Fire Service

PUBLISHED: 16:49 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:07 16 July 2018

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Members of Norfolk’s police and crime panel will attend an extraordinary meeting this week over the future of the county’s fire service.

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green has said a business case into the future of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has convinced him the public should be asked whether they think he should take it over.

He said an independent draft business case had shown £10m could be saved in 10 years if the service was under his control, with more efficient services and better joint working with police.

The fire service is currently run by Norfolk County Council, but the government paved the way last year for police and crime commissioners to take over.

On Thursday the Police and Crime Panel will have the chance to question the PCC about his decision to launch a public consultation on the issue.

The meeting takes place at County Hall at 10am on Thursday (June 19).

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