Monday 7TH December 2015 in Washington Hall,  Service Training Centre, Euxton, commencing at 1000 hours



Car Parking is available on the Main Drill ground




If you have any queries regarding the agenda papers or require any further information please initially contact Diane Brooks on (01772) 866720 and she will be pleased to assist.



Rooms have been made available for Political Group meetings from 0900 hours onwards, and tea/coffee will be available in the Students Mess from 0845 hours.



Labour Group – Pendle Room (formerly Staff Mess 1)

Conservative Group – Lancaster House 2






PART 1 (open to press and public)


Chairman's Announcement – Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014

Any persons present at the meeting may photograph, film or record the proceedings, during the public part of the agenda.  Any member of the press and public who objects to being photographed, filmed or recorded should let it be known to the Chairman who will then instruct that those persons are not photographed, filmed or recorded.


1.    Chairman's Welcome and Introduction

       Standing Item

2.   Apologies for Absence

3.    Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests


Members are asked to consider any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the Agenda.


4.   Minutes of Meeting Held on 7 September 2015



5.  Minutes of North West Fire Forum Meeting Held on 29 October 2015



6.   Proceedings of Performance Committee Held on 3 September 2015



7.   Proceedings of Audit Committee Held on 24 September 2015



8.  Proceedings of Resources Committee Held on 25 September 2015



9.  Proceedings of Member Training and Development Working Group Held on 6 November 2015



10.  Proceedings of Planning Committee Held on 16 November 2015



11. Annual Statement of Assurance 2014/15



Appendix 1

12.  Capital Budget 2016/17 – 2020/21



13.  Revenue Budget 2016/17 – 2019/20



14.  Member Champion Activity – Quarterly Report



15.  Fire Related Prosecutions



16.  Community Fire Safety Reports



17.   Member Complaints (Standing Item)

Oral Report


18.  Future Firefighting – Research and Development

Oral Report


19.  Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Authority will be held on Monday 15 February 2016 at 1000 hours at Washington Hall Training Centre, Euxton.

20.   Urgent Business


An item of business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered as a matter of urgency. Wherever possible, the Clerk should be given advance warning of any Member's intention to raise a matter under this heading.

21.   Exclusion of Press and Public

The Authority is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, they consider that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, indicated under the heading to the item.