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18 October, 2021

Please keep having your say on how we keep North Yorkshire & York safe

Our Your Safety, Your Priorities, Your Plans consultation continues with thousands of responses received.

People are being urged to continue giving their views on priorities for policing, fire and rescue and victims’ services across North Yorkshire and York.

A consultation on the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan began in August and runs until Sunday 7 November. Thousands have already had their say and responded to the survey either in person at events across the county, online or by phone.

Despite the vacancy in the elected position of Commissioner, the team in the Office of the Commissioner want to ensure everyone has their say to ensure whoever is elected as the permanent replacement knows the views of residents on what the priorities for policing and the fire and rescue service should be.

The survey remains open at www.telltheteam.co.uk and the final three consultation events will take place as planned in Selby (Wednesday 20 October), York (Friday 22 October) and Skipton (Friday 29 October).

Simon Dennis, Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said:

“The work is being led by the team of the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner who have, as their number one priority, ensuring our communities are as safe as possible.

“Thousands have already given their views and we want to ensure those are available to the newly elected Commissioner to inform their Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan. That is why I hope you will continue to have your say because it is important that they reflect how you want your services to develop, and the kind of service that you want to receive from them.

“The Plans are required by law and there are many complex requirements on what they need to include. But, the priority is to protect you – to make you as safe as possible and feeling as safe as possible – wherever you are in North Yorkshire and York.”

The plans being developed are:

  • Police and Crime Plan 2021-2024 – sets out the vision and priorities for North Yorkshire Police, community safety and victims’ rights, as well as the objectives and ambitions that the Chief Constable will be held to account against.
  • Fire and Rescue Plan 2021-2024 – sets out the strategic vision, priorities and objectives for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for how it will better respond to the need of our communities.

The consultation documents are also available in a variety of accessible formats from the Commissioner’s office which can be contacted on 01423 569 562, by emailing info@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk or writing to the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and York, Harrogate Police Station, Beckwith Head Rd, Harrogate, HG3 1FR.