08/2021 – Extension to the Integrated Risk Management Plan 2016/17-2020/21 for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Commissioner has decided to extend the life of the current North Yorkshire Integrated Risk Management Plan, known locally as the Community Safety Plan 2016/17 to 2020/21.

DN 08/2021       Date 15/03/2021 

The Commissioner has decided to extend the life of the current North Yorkshire Integrated Risk Management Plan, known locally as the Community Safety Plan 2016/17 to 2020/21.  The current Plan was due to expire at the end of the financial year (31 March 2021) and will now be extended by nine months to 31 December 2021, at which point a new Plan will be published.

Background

This Decision Notice reflects the Commissioner’s statutory obligation to have in place an in date Integrated Risk Management Plan covering a minimum three-year period, that demonstrates how prevention, protection and response activities will be best used to mitigate the impact of risk on communities in a cost-effective way. The current Plan, known locally as the Community Safety Plan, expires on 31 March 2021.

The function of preparing and issuing the Integrated Risk Management Plan can be delegated to the Chief Fire Officer however, the Plan must be approved by the Commissioner as the Fire and Rescue Authority.  A new Integrated Risk Management Plan is currently in development, having been delayed by the national pandemic and consequential postponement of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections from May 2020 to May 2021.

Planning for the new Integrated Risk Management Plan has been aligned to the postponed PFCC election cycle to enable the newly elected Commissioner in May 2021 to properly consider resource proposals prior to formal consultation in the Summer.  A new Plan will be in place from 1 January 2022.

Decision Record

The Commissioner has decided to approve a nine month extension to the life of the Community Safety Plan 2016/17 to 2020/21 for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service as detailed in this report.

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Julia Mulligan

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Statutory Officer Advice

Legal, Management and Equality Implications

The Commissioner’s Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer has advised that, having read this report and having considered such information as has been provided at the time of being asked to express this view, is satisfied that this decision meets the Commissioner’s statutory obligations and does not ask the Commissioner to make a decision which would (or would be likely to) give rise to a contravention of the law.

Financial and Commercial

The Commissioner’s Chief Finance Officer and S151 Officer has recommended that the Commissioner approves the Decision to extend the life of the Community Safety Plan, highlighting that the delay in implementing revisions to resourcing across prevention, protection and response will impact on the timescale for realising any financial efficiencies arising from a new resource model.

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