Wyre Council is made up of 50 councillors who are democratically elected by the residents of Wyre every four years to represent the views and opinions of the communities.
Wyre's current Conservative majority council was elected in May 2015 and politically it is made up of
Councillors decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They are responsible for
- deciding how council services are provided,
- ensuring that the services that the council provides are delivered in the most efficient and effective way,
- fixing the rates of council tax and the fees that the council charges for its services
- and determining how the council's money should be spent.
Councillors have a responsibility to help the residents living within the ward in which they have been elected, with any difficulties that the council might be able to resolve and will discuss any concerns or problems relating to Council services and listen to your views on issues that you feel are important. They must also represent the public interest generally as well as individuals within their ward.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. All members of the Council are required to complete a Register of Interest form, the details of which are published annually.
Councillors are also required to register any gifts or hospitality they receive in their role as a Councillor on the gifts and hospitality register.
Councillors also have to declare at meetings they attend any financial or significant interest they have on any item being discussed. They may have to withdraw from the meeting whilst the issue is discussed and any such declarations are recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Tom I. Balmain - Mayor
Ron Greenhough - Deputy Mayor
Ruling Party - Conservative
Peter Gibson - Leader
Lynne Bowen - Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder
Ward: Hambleton and Stalmine
Alan Vincent - Resources Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader
Ward: Victoria and Norcross
Pete Murphy - Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder
Ward: Brock with Catterall
Roger Berry - Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder
Ward: Hardhorn with Highcross
David Henderson - Street Scene, Parks and Open Spaces Portfolio Holder
Vivien Taylor - Health and Community Engagement Portfolio Holder
Opposition - Labour
Ruth Duffy - Shadow Leader
Emma Anderton - Shadow Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder
Christine Smith - Shadow Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder
Brian Stephenson - Shadow Resources Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader
Ron Shewan - Shadow Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder
Terry Lees - Shadow Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder