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Councillor Davod Harrison

Future Of Our Fire Service

Fire Engine
Fire Engine

It looks almost certain that Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, covering both Portsmouth and Southampton, will soon also take in the Isle of Wight.

A consultation is underway with narrative that talks up all the efficiencies and savings that you might expect to see with a “Bigger is Better” ethos.

Personally, I am rather sceptical that the proposed merger has any real benefits for the people of Hampshire.

I have been around long enough to know that after a certain of period of time, management consultants recommend the opposite of growing ever bigger organisations and make lots of money overseeing a breaking up of large organisations, whilst arguing that smaller bodies have better accountability are more flexible and all that guff….

The one thing I am 100% sure of is that there must be no takeover of the existing Governance arrangements, with the Police and Crime Commissioner taking over from locally elected Councillors.

The PCC for Hampshire has hardly been a resounding success.

We have a depleted police force, struggling to cope with an ever increasing workload.

The absolute last thing that our Fire & Rescue Service needs is a Tory PCC who supports government austerity cuts to the point that vital public services break down.

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