West Sussex Fire service savings: Cuts to technical rescue unit's budget put on hold

Plans to cut £600k from the West Sussex Fire Service budget have faced a rejig after the government announced it would be cutting a grant worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Monday, 14th January 2019, 11:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 7:35 pm
West Sussex Fire & Rescue

But a meeting of the environment, communities and fire select committee was told today (Monday January 14) that, from April 2020, a £450,000 government grant would be stopped.

Debbie Kennard, cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, told the meeting that a letter had been received from the Home Office on Wednesday (January 9).

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex cabinet member for safer, stronger communities

Because of this, the decision was made to ‘pull’ the £200k cut for the time being.