Dumfries and Galloway Council approve local plan

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Local plan formerly approved by Dumfries and Galloway Council after consultation

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Dumfries and Galloway Council has formally given its backing to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service local plan for the area.

The plan, which was open for public consultation from June to September, was approved at a meeting of Elected Members on Tuesday, December 12.

Local Senior Officer for Dumfries and Galloway, Hamish McGhie said: “The Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Dumfries and Galloway sets out our priorities for addressing local needs and circumstances and I’m delighted that the Elected Members at the Community Safety and Public Protection Committee have given it their full support.”

The importance of partnership working runs throughout the Dumfries and Galloway fire and rescue plan, with the sharing of information between agencies and targeting resources at areas of greatest need being the key principles that will contribute to improving the overall safety and wellbeing of our communities in Dumfries and Galloway.

In emphasising the importance of partnership working LSO McGhie added: “The SFRS does not operate in isolation and the plan supports the crucial role of community planning in helping to deliver the ambitions of the Community Safety Partnership.”