Release date: 13 March 2019
The first meeting of the County Council’s new Fire & Rescue Service Scrutiny Committee is being held next week.
It takes place on Wednesday 18 March between 12.30pm and 2.30pm at County Hall in Chichester.
This new committee will be responsible for scrutinising the performance and effectiveness of the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, as well as policies and plans for its future development.
At its first meeting it will be receiving updates from Duncan Crow, the Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue & Communities and from Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, the Chief Fire Officer on a programme of improvement currently underway.
The meeting will also be webcast live on the county council’s website: https://westsussex.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
Chairman of the new Fire & Rescue Service Scrutiny Committee, Steve Waight, said: “It has been important to set up this new committee so that we can have an in-depth focus solely on this important service.
“The committee’s role will include reviewing key decisions due to be taken by the Cabinet Member and to ensure the fire and rescue service continues to keep residents in the county safe.”
Membership of the committee is Steve Waight (Chairman), Lionel Barnard (Vice-Chairman), Pat Arculus, David Edwards, Michael Jones, Jacky Pendleton, and Bob Smytherman.
For more details on the committee and to view the agenda, visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/about-the-council/how-the-council-works/committees-and-decision-making/scrutiny-committees/fire-rescue-service-scrutiny-committee-frssc/