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Committees

Fylde Borough Council operates a committee system style of governance of four programme committees, four regulatory committees and Council.

Each committee has full delegated authority to make decisions within the parameters set by Council.
However Council can take any function it has delegated to a committee, in place of that committee: and a committee may refer or recommend a decision in respect of a delegated function to be taken by Council.

For information about public speaking at committees or asking questions at Council, please click on the Documents and Information tab above.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


If you require access to agendas and minutes from committees prior to 2015 please refer to the Former Committees option under the Committees tab at the top of the page.

 

Joint Committee

Fylde Council has, with the neighbouring authorities of Blackpool and Wyre, formed a joint committee, know as the Economic Prosperity Board, to consider strategic economic development across the Fylde Coast. The decision to form the joint committee was made at the Council meeting on 4 December 2017. Details of the meetings can be found further down this page.

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Fylde Borough Council and Committees

Audit and Standards Committee

This committee has responsibility for oversight of the council's risk management, corporate governance and internal audit functions. It also receives reports for the council's external auditors and has responsibility for the council's code of conduct for members. It will determine the outcome of standards investigations and hear reports from the monitoring officer.

Chief Officers Employment Committee

This committee has responsibility for the appointment of the head of paid service, the statutory chief officers and non-statutory chief officers. It also has responsibility for disciplinary action against and dismissal of those officers. In accordance with guidance from the JNC the composition of the committee is made up solely of the Council's appointed Independent Persons

Council

Council is the ultimate policy making body for Fylde Borough Council. For information on asking a question at a Council meeting see "Public Speaking at Council Meetings" in the Documents and Information section.

Environment, Health and Housing

This committee is the designated crime and disorder committee for the purposes of the Police and Justice Act 2006. It is also responsible for housing, health, bathing water quality, food hygiene, pest control, community safety and the cemetery and crematorium. For information on speaking at this committee see "Public Speaking at Council Meetings" in the Documents and Information section.

Finance and Democracy Committee

The committee is responsible for the development and oversight of matters relating to finance, corporate planning, performance management, procurement, community projects, strategic partnerships, policy development and mayoral arrangements. For information on speaking at this committee see "Public Speaking at Council Meetings" in the Documents and Information section.

Licensing Committee

This committee has responsibility for all licensing functions under the Licensing Act 2003 and all functions under part 8 of the Gambling Act 2005 except those that by virtue of section 154 cannot be delegated.

Licensing Panel Hearings

Membership of the Licensing Panels is drawn from members of the Licensing Committee. Panels consist of three members. The Panels, like the Licensing Committee, do not need to be politically balanced.

Operational Management

This committee is responsible for waste management & recycling, public amenities, car parking, coastal defences, dog control, emergency planning, building control, land charges and customer access (ICT & website) For information on speaking at this committee see "Public Speaking at Council Meetings" in the Documents and Information section.

Planning Committee

Formerly known as Development Management, this committee is responsible for the determining of planning applications and planning enforcement action. It is also responsible for planning policy matters such as the local plan. For information on speaking at this committee see "Public Speaking at Council Meetings" in the Documents and Information section. Please note that public speaking is only permitted in regards to planning applications.

Public Protection Committee

This committee has responsibility for the hearing of staff appeals, the issuing of taxi licenses and caravan site licenses, powers in regards to noise, food production, food storage, pet shops, fireworks and storage of other dangerous substances.

Tourism and Leisure Committee

This committee is responsible for sports, arts, leisure and cultural provisions, parks and open spaces, sand dune and beach management, and tourism and events promotion policies. For information on speaking at this committee see "Public Speaking at Council Meetings" in the Documents and Information section.

Joint Committee

Economic Prosperity Board

The Board (or joint committee) comprises of the leaders of the three constituent councils (Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool), with partners (co-opted members) from the private sector. Such an arrangement will deliver effective oversight on the work being undertaken in the Enterprise Zones, political interface and accountability on strategic policy areas for the Fylde coast and the link with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership. The administration of the Board will rotate on an annual basis between the three councils. In its first year Wyre will lead on the administration of the Board, but the agendas and minutes of all meetings will be published on all three council websites. Meetings will be convened and conducted in accordance with the Local Government Acts 1972 and 2000 and under the Local Authorities (Arrangement for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012 and as such the meetings are open to the public unless confidential or exempt information, as defined in the Local Government Act 1972, is being discussed.