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31st March, 2020 - 20:11: 20:11 Call came in due to signs of smoke and alarm sounding in Blandfo...Read more

29th March, 2020 - 13:11: 13:11 Crews from Westbourne and Springbourne attended Bury Road, Poole...Read more

29th March, 2020 - 12:50 : 12:50 Call came in of a suspected chimney fire in Trowbridge Road, See...Read more

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27th March, 2020 - 08.03pm: 2 fire crews from Chippenham have attended an RTC on Lowden. This invo...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:31: Salisbury were mobilised to a report of a chimney fire. Crews managed ...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:28: Westbury mobilised to smell of burning. After further investigation no...Read more

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What we spend

It is a requirement for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority to set a level of revenue budget and council tax before the start of the forthcoming financial year.

At its budget setting meeting on 12 February 2020, the Authority approved a total net budget requirement of £57.064m to run Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for the year 2020-21:

  2019-20 2020-21
Employee Costs £46.580m £48.247m
Premises £3.884m £3.789m
Transport £1.455m £1.495m
Supplies and services £4.893m £5.229m
Agency and contracted out services £2.401m £2.389m
Capital financing/leasing £3.338m £3.280m
Spending on services £62.551m £64.429m
Income/Reserves -£6.706m -£7.365m
Amount to be financed £55.845m £57.064m

This is funded as shown below:

  2019-20 2020-21
Fire precepts £41.763m £42.753m
Revenue Support Grant £3.795m £3.857m
Business Rates/Top-up Grant £10.287m £10.454m
Total financing £55.845m £57.064m

How our budget requirement has changed:

Budget Requirement in 2019-20 £55.845m
One off items in 2019-20 budget -£0.409m
Pay/price inflation £1.167m
Capital financing £0.201m
Structural changes £0.216m
Other changes £0.044m
Budget Requirement in 2020-21 £57.064m

Fire precept bands

Residents pay for their Fire & Rescue Service as part of their council tax bill, and the fire precept element of the bill for a Band D property in 2020-21 is as follows:

Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
£50.91 £59.39 £67.88 £76.36 £93.33 £110.30 £127.27 £152.72

Spending on major capital projects:

The Authority’s capital programme for 2020-21 totals £10.394m. This includes planned spending of £2.087m on maintaining our fire stations and other buildings, £6.906m on replacement vehicles and associated equipment and £1.401m on new or replacement equipment and information systems.

For more information

Email [email protected] or visit our website at www.dwfire.org.uk for further information.

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