Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service set new budget for 2017/18 with tax increase Featured

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THE Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service approved a budget of £53.735m for 2017/18 on Thursday.

Within the recommendation was the requirement to increase council tax with a 2.6 pence per week increase for band D properties in Wiltshire.

This will result in an annual fire precept band D of £70.59 for the fire service within the council tax for the year starting on 1 April 2017.

Councillor Rebecca Knox, chairman of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority, said: “We have a fantastic fire and rescue service, and the authority decision will ensure that the increased activity in prevention and protection such as Safe & Well visits, community safety education and partnerships with health can be strengthened.

“We deliver so much to our local communities, from a 24/7 emergency response to an ever increasing range of personal and business safety activities, and we are as committed as ever to investing in firefighter safety.”

For more about the service, visit dwfire.org.uk

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