Members Handbook

This handbook is provided for Members' of Shropshire and Wrekin FRA.

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Section 01 - Purpose, Aims and Public Value Measures

In this section:

1 - Particulars, Functions and Powers of the Fire and Rescue Authority
1a - The Shropshire Fire Services (Combination Scheme) Order 1997
2 - Equality and Diversity at Shrophsire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority
3 - Aims and Public Value Measures
4 - Code of Corporate Governance 2013/14
5 - Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Strategy

Section 1.doc

Section 02 - Authority Membership and Schedule of Meetings

In this section:

1 - Political Make-up of Fire and Rescue Authority
2 - Members of the Fire and Rescue Authority
3 - Meeting Schedule 2013

 Section 2

Section 03 - Committee Constitution and Membership

In this section:

1 - Committee Structure
2 - Committee Membership
3 - Strategy and Resources Committee
4 - Audit and Performance Management Committee
5 - Standards and Human Resources Committee
6 - Hearings Panel
7 - Brigade Managers Employment Panel
8 - Pensions Panel
9 - Strategic Risk and Planning Working Group
10 - Shropshire Fire Risk Management Services

Section 3.docx

Section 04 - Standards Procedures

In this section:

1 - Access to Information
2 - Managing Complaints about Members
3 - Standards Committee Dispensation Procedure

Section 05 - Officers of the Authority and Scheme of Delegation to Officers

In this section:

1 - Officers of the Authority
2 - Scheme of Delegation to Officers
3 - Protocol for Role of Monitoring Officer

Section 06 - Standing Orders for the Regulation of Proceedings and Business

In this section:

Standing Orders for the Regulation of Proceedings and Business

Section 6

Section 07 - Standing Orders Relating to Contracts

In this section:

Standing Orders Relating to Contracts

Section 08 - Financial Regulations Standing Orders

In this section:

Financial Regulations Standing Orders

Section 09 - Definitions of Exempt Information Local Government Act 1972 - Schedule 12a

In this section:

Definitions of Exempt Information under the Local Government Act 1972 - Schedule 12a

Section 9.doc

Section 10 - Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - General Information

In this section:

1 - Organisation Chart
2 - Personnel
3 - Fleet List
4 - Buildings
5 - Map of Fire Station locations

Section 10.doc

Section 11 - Members Information

In this section:

1 - General Information for Members
2 - Scheme for Payment of Members Allowances 2013/14
2a - Travel and Subsistence Allowances with effect from 1 April 2013
2b - Members Allowances Payments by BACs form
2c - Member Claim for Travel and Subsistence Allowance Form
3 - Indemnity for Members and Officers
4 - General Complaints Procedure

Section 11.doc

Section 12 - Code of Conduct and Related Documents

In this section:

1 - Members Code of Conduct
2 - Undertaking to observe Code of Conduct Form
3 - Disclosable Pecuniary Interests Form
4 - Guidance on Code of Conduct and Interests
5 - Openness and Transparency on Personal Interests - A Guide for Councillors
6 - Protocol on Gifts and Hospitality for Members
7 - Protocol on Member / Officer Relations
8 - Related Party Transactions

00 - Section 12 frontsheet.pdf

Section 13 - Member Role Descriptions and Development Review Process

In this section:

Role Descriptions for

  • Member of Fire and Rescue Authority
  • Chair and Vice-Chair of Fire and Rescue Authority
  • Leader of Main Opposition Groups
  • Chair and Vice-Chair of Strategy and Resources Committee
  • Chair and Vice-Chair of Audit and Performance Management Committee
  • Member Champion for Risk Management and Audit
  • Chair and Vice-Chair of Human Resources Committee
  • Member Champion for Equality and Diversity
  • Chair and Vice-Chair of Standards Committee
  • Independent Person Role Description and Skills and Competencies
  • Chair of Strategic Risk and Planning Working Group

Member Development Process and Member Training and Development Questionnaire

Section 13.doc

Section 14 - Glossary of Commonly-Used Acronyms

In this section:

Glossary of commonly used Fire and Rescue Service acronyms

Section 14.doc