The role of North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
- to perform all the duties and responsibilities of a Fire
Authority in accordance with appropriate legislation and
regulations, in particular the Fire
and Rescue Services Act 2004, and the Regulatory Reform
(Fire Safety) Order 2005 - which came into force on 1
October 2006, and the 1995
- to agree the annual service plans the revenue and capital
budgets and the contribution for the constituent councils
- to monitor the revenue and capital budgets and deal with any
significant variations, including decisions on any supplementary
North Wales Fire Authority was established as part of the
reorganisation of local government on 1 April 1996. It comprises 28
councillors from the six unitary authorities of North Wales:
Anglesey County Council (3); Conwy County Borough Council (5);
Denbighshire County Council (4); Flintshire County Council (6);
Gwynedd Council (5); Wrexham County Borough Council (5). The number
of representatives from each constituent authority is determined on
a population basis.
Meetings of the full Authority normally take place four times every
year - in March, June, October and December - to consider such
topics as service plans, routine business matters, budgets and
spending, and to take or approve policy decisions as appropriate.
Extraordinary meetings of Authority can be called at any time if
urgent business requires to be transacted.
The Chair and Deputy Chair are elected at the Annual Meeting held
Further information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Authority
and the general guidelines which apply can be found in the
Authority's Standing Orders. These can be viewed by following 'the
Authority's Standing Orders' link at the bottom of this page, or
you can request information from the Member Liaison Officer at Fire
and Rescue Service Headquarters in St. Asaph.
Meetings are held within North Wales, and are open to the public.
Should any member of the public wish to have a particular matter
raised at one of these meetings, they should contact either the
Chief Executive's Office of their constituent council, or the Clerk
to the Fire and Rescue Authority, County Hall, County Hall, Mold,
Flintshire, CH7 6NB. Tel (01352) 702100.
Reports and minutes of Authority meetings and those of its
committees can be viewed by following this link,
or at Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, St. Asaph.
You can access here:
Membership of the Authority, Principal Officers, Treasurer and
Authority's Standing Orders