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Authority responsibilities

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority (the Authority) is constituted in accordance with The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority (Combination Scheme) Order 2015 (Statutory Instrument No 435).  The membership of the Authority was varied (with effect from 6 June 2018) by the Fire and Rescue Authority (Membership) Order 2017 (Statutory Instrument 1165).

The Authority consists of 18 elected Members drawn from our four constituent local authorities:

Please note: as of 1 April 2019, the new Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council came into being, as did the new authority of  the Dorset Council.

The Authority has three statutory officers:

Meetings will normally held in June (the annual meeting), September, December and February each year and are convened by the Clerk & Monitoring Officer to the Authority.

The Authority has delegated a number of its functions to committees and to senior officers, but the following have not been delegated:

Scrutiny

Scrutiny is the responsibility of all Authority Members. The overall objective of scrutiny is to aid improvement.  Member seminars and working groups are the principal mechanisms for Members of this Authority to oversee and scrutinise; through monitoring, examination and questioning of decisions, actions and performance.

The Authority has established the following committees (click links to view the Terms of Reference):

Further information is available from our Democratic Services team.

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