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Full Authority

Delegated Powers

The Authority is a corporate body with the legal responsibility for making decisions about all matters concerning the functions, powers, duties and responsibilities of the Authority which are invested in it by statute and / or common law.

However, only the Authority will exercise the following functions:

  • Variations to standing orders and financial standing orders
  • Revenue budget and capital plan
  • Levying or issuing a precept or borrowing on money
  • Major policy issues including:

– number and location of fire stations

– major organisational variations to the management or command structure

– major variations to the establishment

– proposals for expenditure not within approved revenue or capital plans

  • Adoption of Members’ allowances scheme
  • Appointing Chair and Vice Chair of the Authority and of the committees and sub-committees
  • Any other matter which by law must be reserved to the Authority itself





Liberal Democrat

Cllr M Akhtar Cllr C Anderson Cllr R Downes
Cllr G Almas Cllr S Benton Cllr J Sunderland
Cllr T Austin (Vice chair) Cllr P Harrand
Cllr J Fenton-Glynn Cllr L Holmes
Cllr R Grahame Cllr R Hunt
Cllr D Jenkins Cllr M Pollard
Cllr N Mohammed
Cllr D O’Donovan
Cllr M Pervaiz
Cllr K Renshaw
Cllr F Shaheen
Cllr A Tait
Cllr S Tulley
Cllr A Wenham


Meetings – Agendas and Minutes




Meeting 27 June 2019


West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 10.30 a.m. in the Training and Conference Suite, Birkenshaw




1   Appointment of Chair

2   Appointment of Vice-chair

3   Membership of the Authority
Link to report

4   Chair’s announcements

5   Admission of the public

Members are asked to consider whether, by resolution, to exclude the public from the meeting during the items of business marked with an ‘E’ reference, because of the possibility of the disclosure of exempt information.

6   Urgent items

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair believes should be considered at the meeting.

7   Declarations of interest

To consider any declaration of disclosable pecuniary interest in relation to any item of business on the agenda.

8   Committee memberships and appointments 2019 – 2020
Link to report

9   Nomination of Members to answer questions at meetings of constituent authorities and of District Community Safety leader representatives
Link to report

10   Appointment of Member Champions 2019 – 2020
Link to report

11   Representation on Outside Bodies for 2019 – 2020
Link to report

12   Minutes of meeting held on 21 February 2019

13   Minutes of the Community Safety Committee held on 29 March 2019

14   Minutes of the Human Resources Committee held on 5 April 2019

15   Minutes of the Finance and Resources Committee held on 12 April 2019

16   Minutes of the Audit Committee held on 26 April 2019

17   Minutes of the Executive Committee held on

a) 26 April 2019
b) 21 May 2019

18   Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Local Pension Board held on 18 April 201

19   Local Government Association Minutes

a) Fire Commission – 12 October 2018
b) Fire Services Management Committee – 25 January 2019

c) Fire Services Management Committee – 11 March 2019

20   Tri-Service Collaboration Board Minutes held on 3 August  2018

21   Authority Constitution – review
Link to report

22   Performance Management report –  1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019
Link to report

23   Corporate Health – annual update report
Link to report

24   Service Action Plan 2018 – 19 update
Link to report

25   Member support and profile raising
Link to report

26   Programme of Change 2019 – 20 update
Link to report


Agenda Pdf version

All reports Pdf version

Minutes (draft)



Meeting 20 September 2019

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Friday, 20 September 2019 at 10.30 a.m. in the Training and Conference Suite, Birkenshaw.





Meeting 13 December 2019

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Friday 13 December 2019 at 10.30 a.m. in the Training and Conference Suite, Birkenshaw







Meeting 21 February 2020


West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Friday 21 February 2020 at 10.30 am in the Training and Conference Suite, Birkenshaw






Archived Meetings

This page contains links to the Agendas and Minutes of the Full Authority meetings from previous years:


29 June 2018 (AGM)  Agenda  Minutes  Reports

21 September 2018  Agenda  Minutes  Reports

14 December 2018  Agenda  Minutes  Reports

21 February 2019  Agenda  Minutes  Reports


30 Jun 2017 (AGM)  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

22 September 2017  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

15 December 2017  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

16 February 2018  Agenda  Reports  Minutes 


24 June 2016 (AGM)  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

23 September 2016  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

16 December 2016  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

17 February 2017  Agenda  Reports  Minutes


26 June 2015 (AGM)  Agenda  Reports Minutes

11 September 2015  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

18 December 2015  Agenda  Reports  Minutes

19 February 2016  Agenda  Reports  Minutes


30 July 2014 (AGM) Agenda (94.15kb) Reports (2126.89kb) Minutes (319.17kb)

17 October 2014 Agenda (214.16kb) Reports (2570.23kb) Minutes (94.18kb)

19 December 2014 Agenda (211.41kb) Reports (3491.8kb) Minutes (241.38kb)

20 February 2015 Agenda (73.28kb) Reports (2168.57kb) Minutes (111.21kb)

27 April 2015 Agenda (84.98kb)   Minutes


28 June 2013 (AGM) Agenda (122.31kb) Reports (1712.95kb) Minutes (317.57kb)

13 September 2013 Agenda (210.98kb) Reports (7020.94kb) Minutes (94.33kb)

20 December 2013 Agenda (214.06kb) Reports (2205.77kb) Minutes (88.03kb)

21 February 2014 Agenda (211.06kb) Reports (1416.57kb) Minutes (94.33kb)


29 June 2012 (AGM) Agenda (125.1kb) Reports (3390.68kb) Minutes (232.23kb)

7 September 2012 Agenda (119.65kb) Reports (1972.34kb) Minutes (32.05kb)

21 December 2012 Agenda (120kb) Reports (2228.47kb) Minutes (177.12kb)

21 February 2013 Agenda (19.15kb) Reports (1229.58kb) Minutes (89.8kb)

28 March 2013 Agenda (106.71kb) Reports (45.41kb) Minutes (117kb)



24 June 2011 (AGM) Agenda (23.07kb) Reports (2419.13kb) Minutes (249.98kb)

9 September 2011 Agenda (123.3kb) Reports (6429.18kb) Minutes (159.64kb)

16 December 2011 Agenda (14.89kb) Reports (2492.19kb) Minutes (160.62kb)

16 February 2012 Agenda (121.75kb) Reports (3404.6kb) Minutes (258.62kb)



25 June 2010 Agenda (13.18kb) Reports (931.93kb) Minutes (49.05kb)

17 September 2010 Agenda (12.74kb) Reports (4938.02kb) Minutes (20.64kb)

17 December 2010 Agenda (13.27kb) Reports (4406.51kb) Minutes (28.12kb)

18 February 2011 Agenda (685.66kb) Reports (1994.4kb) Minutes (26.89kb)

15 April 2011 Agenda (9.78kb) Reports (637.59kb) Minutes (20.48kb)



19 Jun 2009 Agenda and Minutes (1166.78kb)

04 Sep 2009 Agenda and Minutes (72.88kb)

18 Dec 2009 Agenda and Minutes (2237.83kb)

19 Feb 2010 Agenda and Minutes (623.15kb)

30 Apr 2010 Agenda and Minutes (441.27kb)



27 Jun 2008 Agenda and Minutes (2308.42kb)

05 Sep 2008 Agenda and Minutes (324.29kb)

19 Dec 2008 Agenda and Minutes (589.44kb)

13 Feb 2009 Agenda and Minutes (526.87kb)

24 Apr 2009 Agenda and Minutes (935.69kb)