Consultation to shape the future of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service – public meetings announced for 2016

As part of this consultation looking at the future provision for Suffolk’s fire service, a timetable of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) hosted public meetings has been set for early 2016 to enable people to hear directly about what is being proposed, and have their say, as well as completing the online questionnaire.

SFRS officers are encouraging people to attend these meetings across the county so that their views can be taken into account before the proposals are finalised and any decisions are made. The consultation closes on 22 February 2016.


These public meetings are as follows:


·       6 Jan 2016 - Bury St Edmunds – West Suffolk House, 6.30pm-8.30pm


·       14 Jan 2016 – Ipswich – Endeavour House, 6.30pm-8.30pm


·       28 Jan 2016 – Wrentham – Village Hall, 6.30pm-8.30pm


·       01 Feb 2016 – Lowestoft – Riverside Centre, 6.30pm-8.30pm


·       03 Feb 2016 – Sudbury – Town Hall, 6.30pm-8.30pm


Please do ensure your communities are aware of these events.  If anyone you know would like to attend, please encourage them to email confirming which meeting date and venue they would like to attend. This will help the team to ensure that there are sufficient facilities available for each meeting.


In addition to the meetings hosted by SFRS, officers and councillors have also been invited to attend a number of other town, parish and area meetings and dates will be published on the SFRS website as they are confirmed. The details of those meetings can be found on the Fire Service Redesign page here



Full details of the proposals and consultation are available at