Scilly’s Fire And Rescue Service To Partner With Cornwall

fire station signCouncillors have agreed to form a strategic partnership between Scilly and Cornwall’s Fire and Rescue services in order to save money.

Head of Infrastructure Craig Dryden told members of the Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that the first stage would be to appoint Cornwall’s Chief Fire Officer to the equivalent role in Scilly.

That will follow the retirement of the current Chief Fire Officer Steve Webster at the end of June.

The two authorities will still need to agree on the details, including staffing, by April next year.

It’s hoped the new arrangement will save Scilly’s Council around £120,000 each year.



5 Responses to Scilly’s Fire And Rescue Service To Partner With Cornwall

  1. PETERBJENKINS July 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

    NB “HOPED for saving of £120 K… doubtless the old pals club will recruit a ‘chief fire liason project manager’ starting salary £135 K per annum
    with the anticipated projected savings…

  2. Allan Hicks June 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Unless Fire Service funding has been greatly reduced in the last few years it will cost more than this.

    • fed up now July 1, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Allan,
      The only figure mentioned is a saving of £120k. Are you saying that figure is lower than could be saved or unrealisticly large?

  3. Mortified June 29, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Back to the future, we used to have this very same arrangement but were left with the thin end of the wedge. Old kit and little oversight or involvement. The Council sought a Chief Fire Officer of its own because although it required some management it also entitled the Islands to significant direct Home Office revenue. This feeble mob cannot cope so another of the crown jewels is discarded without regard for the future of our community.

  4. Enquirer June 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Hooray at last the Council is doing something to endeavour to save themselves and us the Council Tax Payers money, if it does in fact work out so.