The Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority has adopted a policy and procedure for determining any expressions of interest submitted under the Community Right to Challenge introduced by the Localism Act 2011. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Authority has determined that it will only consider expressions of interest submitted in August of any given year, for the delivery of a service to commence at the earliest in April of the following year.
Any relevant body submitting an expression of interest during the month of August will, in accordance with legislative requirements, be notified:
(a) by no later than 30 September as to when it is anticipated that the decision on the expression of interest so submitted will be made; and
(b) by no later than 31 January of the year in which delivery of the service could commence in April at the earliest, of the final decision in relation to any expression of interest submitted during the preceding August.
A copy of the policy and procedure as adopted by the Authority is available – either as hard-copy or electronically - on request from the Clerk to the Authority at Service Headquarters, The Knowle, Clyst St. George, Exeter, EX3 0NW.