Hertfordshire’s fire fighters could soon come under the governance of the police following a meeting of the new Policing and Fire Minister and the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

PCC David Lloyd met Nick Hurd MP at the Home Office on Thursday to discuss the proposed business case.

Mr Lloyd is currently conducting a consultation on his plan to bring the governance of the fire and police services in Hertfordshire together.

The business case suggests keeping both services independent, with a separate Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer, but having a strategy and budget set by the PCC.

David Lloyd said: “I had a very productive meeting with the minister about the governance plans and the benefits closer emergency service working could bring to Hertfordshire.”

“This change would allow much closer working between police and fire and improve public safety. 

"It would also support efficiencies which could be used to develop and modernise our fire service