Borough of Fylde

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Coordinates: 53°45′47″N 2°56′02″W / 53.763°N 2.934°W / 53.763; -2.934

Borough of Fylde
Shown within Lancashire and England
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Admin. HQLytham St Annes
 • TypeFylde Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Conservative
 • MPs:Mark Menzies
 • Total64.0 sq mi (165.8 km2)
Area rank173rd
 (mid-2018 est.)[2]
 • Total79,770
 • Rank290th
 • Density1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code30UF (ONS)
E07000119 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.3% White
1.2% S.Asian[3]

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.[4] 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in 2007 these offices were transferred to the ownership of the NHS North Lancashire Primary Care Trust and have since been replaced by a new housing development. The population of the Non-metropolitan district at the 2011 census was 75,757.[5]

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.[6]

Fylde Borough Council[edit]

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.[7]


Civil parishes[edit]

Parishes in Fylde Borough
  1. Bryning-with-Warton
  2. Elswick
  3. Freckleton
  4. Greenhalgh-with-Thistleton
  5. Kirkham
  6. Little Eccleston-with-Larbreck
  7. Medlar-with-Wesham
  8. Newton-with-Clifton
  9. Ribby-with-Wrea
  10. St Annes-on-the-Sea
  11. Singleton
  12. Staining
  13. Treales, Roseacre and Wharles
  14. Weeton-with-Preese
  15. Westby-with-Plumptons

Lytham is unparished.


  1. ^ "Standard Area Measurements (2016) for Administrative Areas in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2018". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^
  4. ^ FBC Website
  5. ^ "Non-metropolitan district population 2011". Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ Fylde Borough Council Armorial Bearings
  7. ^ ""Fylde Council election results" at". Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.