Borough of Fylde
|Borough of Fylde|
Shown within Lancashire and England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|Admin. HQ||Lytham St Annes|
|• Type||Fylde Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Mark Menzies|
|• Total||64.0 sq mi (165.7 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 293rd|
|• Density||1,200/sq mi (460/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||30UF (ONS)
The Borough of Fylde is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. It covers part of the Fylde plain, after which it is named. The council's headquarters are in St Annes. Some council departments, including Planning and an office of the Registrar, were previously located in Wesham, but in 2007 these offices were transferred to the ownership of the NHS North Lancashire Primary Care Trust and have since been replaced by a new housing development.
Fylde borough was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Lytham St Annes, Kirkham Urban District, and Fylde Rural District. It borders the unitary Authority of Blackpool, along with the Preston, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre districts.
The armorial arms of the borough bear the motto of the former Fylde RDC "Gaudeat Ager" from Psalm 96: ‘Let the field (Fylde) be joyful' - "Let Fylde Prosper". The armorial bearings comprise a complete Achievement of Arms, that is - shield, crest and helm and mantling, supporters, badge and motto. They reflect the union of the three local authorities in the area: Lytham St Annes Borough Council, Kirkham Urban District Council and Fylde Rural District Council.
Fylde Borough Council
In the 2011 Fylde council election, on 5 May 2011, the Conservatives retained control of the Council. Composition of the council is now Conservative - 26, Independent (including no party or description stated on the ballot paper) - 20, Liberal Democrats - 3 and Fylde Ratepayers - 2. The turnout was 44.6 per cent.