Statement - Changes to Devon & Somerset Fire Service

I am clearly concerned about these changes and their implications for North Devon. I asked for and have already received a detailed briefing from the Chief Fire Officer, for which I am grateful. I sought his personal reassurance that the service we receive will not be compromised, and that all affected staff would be fully supported during this process.

I then asked the Chief Fire Officer to meet me in North Devon once we have further details of the consultation programme, and he has agreed to do so.  It will be my priority to ensure that the interests of North Devon are represented and protected during this process.

Peter Heaton-Jones MP