Service Redesign Consultation (12 December 2016 – 13 March 2017)

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone that took part, your feedback is really important.

A summary report containing the findings from the consultation has now been published and was presented for consideration to Royal Berkshire Fire Authority on 18 April 2017. Please find the report here.

Members chose to approve all eight Prevention proposals and both Protection proposals available to them and they approved an amended version of option one for Response.

As one of seven Response options presented, option one included the closure of Pangbourne (subject to the opening of a new community fire station in Theale), the disestablishment of the Retained Support Unit and changing the management of three fire stations to become remotely managed stations.

The amendment means that the decision on the closure of Wargrave Fire Station is deferred for one-year with two conditions – the availability of the crew increasing to 60 per cent and the savings being found elsewhere.

Officers will now work with staff to begin the process of developing plans which will be implemented in a phased approach over the next three years, embedding the new ways of working and ensuring the savings are made by April 2020.

To view the previous plans and consultation material, please click here.

For further information, please contact communications@rbfrs.co.uk.