Working better together

A new legal duty for emergency services to collaborate was passed by Parliament, which enables Police and Crime Commissioners to apply to oversee the fire and rescue service as well as the police.

From 17 July to 22 September 2017 Julia Mulligan held a public consultation asking for views on three options of governing the fire service in North Yorkshire.

The Local Business Case, proposing the creation of a Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, was submitted to the Home Secretary on 18 October 2017.