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Do you charge for any of your services?

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There are charges for some of our services, including reports. These are explained on the Services we charge for page, click here to go to that page.

How are decisions made?

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Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority is a publicly accountable body which manages Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service on behalf of the communities it serves. It normally meets four times a year, with an annual meeting held in June. During these meetings, Members make decisions on policy, finance and resources. Click here to find out more about the Fire Authority meetings.

Where can I see the latest council tax information?

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We publish information every year explaining how much council tax you will pay as a contribution to fire and rescues services within Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. This information also explains how the amount was reached, where it was agreed, and what it will be spent on. Click here to read this information.

What do you spend money on?

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We publish information about our financial arrangements including annual information on how much money we have, how much we will receive, how much we expect to spend, and how much we have spent. This information is available within the Finance and Procurement area of this site, click here to go there . We also provide regular reports and updates to the Fire Authority, this information can be found within the Meetings section of this site, click here to visit that area.

How are Members of the Fire Authority selected?

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Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service covers the area served by Buckinghamshire Council and Milton Keynes Council. These two councils appoint members to Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority to oversee the service. More information can be found here.

Who sits on the Fire Authority?

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Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service covers the area served by Buckinghamshire Council and Milton Keynes Council. These two councils appoint members to Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority to oversee the service. Their numbers are proportional to the populations they represent, with 11 members from Buckinghamshire Council and six from Milton Keynes Council. The current members can be found here.

What is the Fire Authority?

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Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority is a publicly accountable body which manages Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service on behalf of the communities it serves. Members make decisions on policy, finance and resources. More information can be found here.

Can I attend a Fire Authority meeting?

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Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority meetings are public and details can be found in our Fire Authority area. Members of the press are also invited. On some occasions there will be items on the agenda which need to be discussed in private by Members and will require exclusion of public and press. These may relate to commercially sensitive matters.

When does the Fire Authority meet?

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Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority meets several times a year. Details of the public meetings are available in this area of our website.