Police commissioner takes over running of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Home Secretary has today announced that North Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner will take on the governance of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The decision comes despite objections from North Yorkshire County Council which preferred a “representation model”, which would have seen JUlia Mulligan become the 17thmember of the Fire and Rescue Authority.

Julia’s local business case, which was submitted to the Home Office in September, sets out at least £6.6m of savings, proposals for streamlining senior management, collaboration on back office support services and sharing buildings between the two services.

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The PCC said: “First of all I would like to thank the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for the excellent work they do in keeping the people of North Yorkshire safe. There is a lot to do, but I am very much looking forward to working with them, and I thank them for their help, and for being so candid during last summer’s roadshows.

“I’m pleased that the Home Secretary has recognised the benefits that joint oversight of police and fire services will bring to the people of North Yorkshire.  By bringing both organisations under the same governance, we can increase the speed and depth at which we collaborate, improve transparency and efficiency of both organisations, saving at least £6.6m, to be reinvested into frontline policing and fire services.

“This process has not been without controversy, and I would like to thank and acknowledge all the Councillors and MPs that have contributed to, and scrutinised, my business case and consultation to make sure that this was a robust process. I’d also like thank the public for their clear support – we received over 2,500 responses to our consultation, of which 71% preferred PCC-led oversight.”


  1. Another balls up by Julia Mulligan then. Destroying a great service. Julia Mulligan is a great way to waste tax payers money!

  2. What a ridiculous decision!! this woman has caused chaos and wasted so much public money with the debacle of moving Police Headquarters. Spending 100s of thousands of pounds on designs for a building that she didnt even buy and then moving to the centre of Northallerton to a building that is not fit for purpose, so she now has to rent extra office space.cuases chaos for local residents due to parking issues. And lets not mention the travesty about PGL and Newby Wiske hall. This woman should be out of office and certainly not be given more of the tax payers money. Go help the fire service

  3. This is a travesty.this woman should be removed from office for misuse of public funds

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