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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.

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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.

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 and community safety. 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 street cleansing, refuse collections, public amenities, car parking and coastal defences. 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.