Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority
Opens: 23 October 2017
Closes: 14 January 2018
The Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority (KMFRA) has published its Safety and Wellbeing Plan for 2018 and is consulting the public on the plan and Council Tax for 2018/19.
The plan outlines the work of Kent Fire and Rescue Service and what it aims to achieve over the coming year. Prevention remains a top priority for the Service. This includes continuing to provide fire safety and other advice, such as how to stay warm in the winter, to the most vulnerable in the county such as frail elderly people and those with disabilities. We are also looking to provide extra support to those living in sheltered accommodation through advice to the elderly residents and those managing the buildings.
Alongside the plan KMFRA is consulting on the level of Council Tax for next year. As a result of a planned approach the Authority has managed to make the necessary savings, whilst still maintaining good emergency cover across the county, investment in frontline services and new technology to help crews fight fires more effectively.
The 2018/19 Council Tax options being consulted on are:
- Option one – a 0% increase
- Option two – an increase of just under 2% for a Band D household – that is an increase of less than 3p a week per household. This option would allow the Authority to continue with its plan to deliver an efficient and effective service to local people whilst being able to make planned efficiency savings in a way that would have least impact on service delivery
- Option three – an increase of over 2%, if there is flexibility to do so within the referendum limit (the Government has not yet confirmed if it will limit the amount by which local authorities can increase Council Tax without a costly referendum – last year it was 2%). Each 1% increase amounts to around 1p a week for a band D household.
|Safety and Wellbeing Plan 2018.pdf (910KB)|
Take part in our consultation
Give us your views on the Authority’s Safety and Wellbeing Plan 2018 and the Council Tax consultation for 2018/19.
Please complete the survey, which includes the text of the Safety and Wellbeing Plan 2018, before 9am on 15 January 2018.
You can also download a copy of the Safety and Wellbeing Plan 2018 and all the supporting documentation using the links on the right-hand side of this page.
The outcomes of the consultation will be reported to the meeting of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority to be held on 13 February 2018.
If you have any questions about the Safety and Wellbeing Plan or would like a paper copy of the report documents or survey sent to you, please:
- call us on 01622 692 121
- email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
- request via Twitter at @kentfirerescue
- via Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentfirerescue or
- write to us at:
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As part of the consultation process, we have committed to correcting information which is highlighted to us as not being clear, or is incorrect.