BUSINESS people in the Black Country are being invited to have their say on their Fire Authority’s budget plans for the forthcoming year.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority is required by law to consult annually with non-domestic rates payers about its financial plans.

Members of the business community have been invited to attend the Authority’s Executive Committee on Monday January 20, where the plans will be discussed.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Clerk and Monitoring Officer to the Authority at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, c/o Sandwell Council House, PO Box 2374, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE by 5pm on Thursday January 16 or e-mail A copy of the budget proposals will be available at from Friday January 10.