The Fire Authority
is made up of 23 elected Members
appointed by Cheshire West and Chester (8), Cheshire East (8),
Halton Borough Council (3) and
Warrington Borough Council (4).
The Authority is a separate
legal body, with the power to set council tax and to set its own
policies and procedures, without seeking the approval of these
local councils. The Fire Authority covers the four unitary areas of
Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington.
Each council sends a number of elected Members to serve on the Fire
Authority. As an Authority Member,
councillors represent the whole of
Cheshire and are not just required to act as the formal
representatives of their own council. The role of the Fire Authority is
set the Annual
agree the staff, vehicle and
other resources needed to deliver an efficient service;
approve the Service's plans,
policies and strategies;
approve the composition of the Committees, Sub-Committees, Advisory
Groups and Task Groups of the Authority.