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 G Almas Cllr C Anderson Cllr R Downes
Cllr T Austin (Vice chair) Cllr P Harrand Cllr J Sunderland
Cllr J Dodds Cllr R Holmes
Cllr J Fenton-Glynn Cllr R Hunt
Cllr R Grahame Cllr C Pillai
Cllr J Hughes (Chair) Cllr M Pollard
Cllr J Lennox
Cllr D O’Donovan
Cllr T Peart
Cllr M Pervaiz
Cllr K Renshaw
Cllr O Rowley
Cllr A Tait
Cllr A Wenham


Meetings – Agendas and Minutes




Meeting 29 June 2018

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Friday, 29 June 2018 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. Authority Constitution – review
Link to Report

9. Committee memberships and appointments 2018 – 2019
Link to Report

10. Nomination of Members to answer questions at meetings of constituent authorities and of District Community Safety leader representatives
Link to Report

11. Appointment of Member Champions 2018 – 2019
Link to Report

12. Representation on Outside Bodies for 2018 – 2019
Link to Report

13. Minutes of meeting held on 16 February 2018

14. Minutes of the Community Safety Committee held on 6 April 2018

15. Minutes of the Human Resources Committee held on 13 April 2018 

16. Minutes of the Finance and Resources Committee held on 20 April 2018

17. Minutes of the Audit Committee held on 27 April 2018 

18. Minutes of the Executive Committee held on

a)  21 March 2018 
b)  12 April 2018 
c)  9 May 2018 
d)  27 June 2018

19. Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Local Pension Board held on 12 June 2018 

20. Local Government Association Minutes

a)  Fire Commission – 21 May 2018  
b)  Fire Service Management Committee – 26 January 2018 
c)  Fire Service Management Committee – 12 March 2018 

21. Tri-Service Collaboration Board Minutes held on 7 March 2018

22. Performance Management report – 1 April 2018
Link to Report

23. Corporate Health – annual update report
Link to Report

24. Service Action Plan update
Link to Report

a)  Final Update 2017 – 18 7 – 31 March 2018 
b)  Action Plan 2018 – 19 

25. Programme of meetings 2018 – 19 – amendment
Link to Report

26. Fire Vision 2024
Link to Report


Agenda Pdf version

All Reports Pdf version



Minutes Pdf version  (draft)

Meeting 21 September 2018

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Friday, 21 September 2018 at 10.30 a.m. in the Training and Conference Suite, Birkenshaw.














Meeting 14 December 2018

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Friday 14 December 2018 at 10.30 a.m. in the Training and Conference Suite, Birkenshaw











Meeting 21 February 2019

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Meeting to be held on Thursday 21 February 2019 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:


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)