A PUBLIC online meeting on Thursday afternoon (June 22) hosted by police, crime and fire commissioner Zoe Metcalfe will focus on the fire and rescue service.

In the first of a series of online meetings, the commissioner will scrutinise and hold the chief fire officer to account on behalf of the public's concerns.

The meeting will focus on how North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service prevents fires and other emergencies.

Mrs Metcalfe said: "My online public meetings offer updates for the public in areas of concern, whilst providing full transparency on how I act as commissioner to ensure North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is delivering what they should to keep residents of York and North Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

"It is within my role to be the voice of communities. To do this, I need to hear from members of the public, please send me your questions and tune in to watch them being answered. This is your fire service, which needs your say.”

For more information about more public meetings, and to submit questions, go to: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/YourVoice/ The online meeting will take place from 2.30pm to 4pm, and will be streamed live at: https://bit.ly/OPM22June2023. It will also be available to view afterwards.