12 December 2018


Wednesday, 12 December, 2018




Headquarters, Shrewsbury


Item no. Agenda Item Details Status
01 Apologies for Absence
01a Vote of Thanks and Welcome

There will be a vote of thanks for Councillor Karen Blundell who left the Fire Authority in October.  The Fire Authority will also welcome Councillor Jane Pinter, from Telford & Wrekin Council, back to the Fire Authority.

02 Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion of, or voting on any matter, in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

03 Public Questions

Members are asked to receive any questions, statements or petitions, of which notice has been received, from members of the public.

04 Minutes

Members are asked to agree the minutes of the Fire Authority meeting, held on 10 October 2018, attached marked 4, and that they be signed by the Chair as a correct record. 

PDF icon 4 - Fire Authority Minutes 10 October 2018246.6 KB
For decision
05 Strategy and Resources Committee Minutes

Members are asked to receive the minutes of the Strategy and Resources Committee meeting, held on 8 November 2018, attached marked 5, and consider and decide upon the recommendations at item 5.  The report relating to these recommendations is attached, marked 5a.

Please note that the reports considered by the Committee at item 6 – 2019/20 and Later Years Revenue and Capital Budgets and Item 7 - Provisions, Reserves and Funds are attached as the appendix to report 7 – 2019/20 and Later Years Budget Summary on this agenda and will form the basis of discussion at item 7.

PDF icon 5 - Strategy and Resources Committee Minutes 8 November 2018228.2 KB
PDF icon 5a - Financial Performance to September 2018, including Annual Treasury Review 2017/18 and Mid-Year Treasury Review 2018/19280.58 KB
For decision
06 Committee Composition and Allocation of Seats to Political Groups

This report, attached marked 6, asks the Fire Authority to agree the composition of its Committees; the allocation of seats on its committees to political groups; and the membership of its Committees, following a change in membership from Telford & Wrekin Council.

PDF icon 6 - Committee Composition and Allocation of Seats to Political Groups457.58 KB
For decision
07 2019/20 and Later Years Budget Summary

This report, attached marked 7, summarises the budgets that are proposed by the Strategy and Resources Committee.  The results are put forward to the Fire Authority for approval as the basis for consultation, leading to a final decision at the Fire Authority meeting in February 2019.

PDF icon 7 - 2019/20 and Later Years Budget Summary1014.35 KB
For decision
08 Cycle to Work Scheme

This report, attached marked 8, sets out the method of operation of a cycle to work scheme operated by the Fire Authority and recommends that Members agree to the benefits accrued to the Authority, local authority partners and the environment by supporting the introduction of the scheme in to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

PDF icon 8 - Cycle to Work Scheme1.15 MB
For decision
09 Strategic Fire Alliance Update

This report, attached marked 9, updates Members on progress in delivering the Strategic Fire Alliance between Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

PDF icon 9 - Strategic Fire Alliance Update129.71 KB
For decision
10 Integrated Risk Management Planning

This report, attached marked 10, seeks approval from the Fire Authority for the current lifespan of the Integrated Risk Management Plan 2015-20 to be extended by one year in order to support collaborative working with Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

PDF icon 10 - Integrated Risk Management Planning297.72 KB
For decision
11 Judicial Review Update

A short verbal update will be given on the Judicial Review process.

For information
12 HMI Inspection Update

A verbal update will be given on the recent inspection of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

For information
13 Corporate Risk Management Summary

This report, attached marked 13, updates Members on the status of risks on the Corporate Risk Register.

PDF icon 13 - Corporate Risk Management Summary254.01 KB
For information
14 Exclusion of Press and Public

Members have a discretion to exclude the press and public from meetings of the Fire Authority in defined circumstances. 

In view of the nature of business to be transacted, it is recommended that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, having been satisfied in all the circumstances of the case that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information, that Members formally resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

For decision
15 Corporate Risk Management Summary (Paragraph 4)

Members are asked to receive Appendix C to Report 13 – Corporate Risk Management Summary, attached marked 15, which contains exempt information.


For information