Publication Scheme

This guide is designed to help you find information on our website, and also sits in accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code which was was issued to: 

  • Meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands.
  • Increase democratic accountability.
  • Make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision-making process and help shape public services.

Please note: We regularly update our documents and our website, and will ensure the latest, published, version of the information listed below will be added as soon as we can. Red hyperlinks will show below when the information is available to you.

Where possible, we make information about Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service available to download directly from this website, however if you cannot find the information you are looking for, please use the Contact Us form to let us know. 


1  Who we are and what we do


2  What we spend and how we spend it

Within the Financial Information section of this website you can access our financial documents including:


There are further documents available within the Governance area, including:

  • Standing Orders as to Contracts

  • Financial Instructions

  • Financial Regulations

  • Scheme of Delegation

  • Members Scheme of Allowances

  • Code of conduct related documents

  • Anti Money laundering policy

  • List of politically restricted posts


We also provide information about Trade Union facility time, and our Local Pension Board.


3  What our priorities are and how we are doing

Our organisational plans and objectives can be found within the Our Plans section, and includes: 


Formal reports and statistical data indicating service provision, performance assessments and operational assessments can be found within the Our Results section, and includes: 


Note: Plans and performance data are all reported to Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority and can be found in the agendas for their meetings.


4  How we make decisions


5  Our Policies

Our external facing policy documents (once approved by Members) are accessible here.

This includes:

  • Policies for the conduct of authority business - Standing Orders, delegated powers, corporate governance, code of conduct, memoranda of understanding, standing orders and similar matters.
  • Policies and procedures for the provision of services - Policies of the authority that affect the manner in which services are provided. This will include any policies and procedures for handling requests for information.
  • Policies and procedures about the employment of staff - Such as equality, recruitment, payprivacy, discipline, grievance, health and safety. Details of current vacancies are available here.

We also publish external facing documents relating to:

  • Customer service standards for the provision of services to our customers, including the complaint procedure and complaints policy, and requests for information.
  • Records management and personal data policies - This will include information security policies, records retention, destruction and archive policies, and data protection (including data sharing) policies.

6  Charges for information

Please note that while there is no charge for the information available on our website, there may be a charge if you request information, or if you require information in other formats.

  • If the information you request incurs a charge we will advise you prior to producing the information.  
  • We will make a charge for copying and postage. Currently we charge 10p per sheet for photocopies and postage is charged at the prevailing UK rate.  

    There are charges for some of our services, including reports. These are explained in the section on services we charge for. 

    If the information you are looking for is not available on our website, or if you wish to request information in another format, please phone Gerry Barry on 01296 744442 or email InformationGovernance@bucksfire.gov.uk


7  Lists and registers


8 The services we offer


Useful links

Information Commissioner's Office - www.ico.gov.uk

Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum - www.thamesvalleylrf.org.uk