Fire Authority and Committee Meetings

The Fire Authority and its Committees meet at various venues. The information for each meeting below will clearly indicate the venue.  The vast majority of meetings are in public and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Meetings of the Fire Authority (but not its committees) are video recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Access Arrangements

Police & Fire HQ, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ (for sat nav users – BS20 8JJ)  is a secure site and there are normally restrictions on entry.  However, members of the public are permitted to enter the site to attend meetings on foot by presenting themselves at the Main (South) Gate and informing Security who will then provide instructions which must be followed.  Members of the public can enter by motor vehicle and park on the site provided they provide to the Clerk by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) their name, make and model of vehicle and registration number.

Access to meetings taking place at a Fire Station will be via the front door to the station by ringing the door bell.

Meetings at non-Fire Authority buildings will be via the main entrance unless otherwise signposted.

Public Participation

There is an opportunity at each public meeting of the Authority and a Committee meeting for any person who is a resident of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire and/or a representative of a business or voluntary organisation operating in the above areas who is affected by decisions to be taken by the Fire Authority to address the Authority or Committee to present a petition, make a statement, or as leader of a deputation. More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document below:

Forward Plan

The Authority has a Forward Plan of the key decisions it is anticipated will be made in the Municipal Year. The Plan is reviewed at each meeting of the full Authority. The current Plan is available below.

Dates and Papers

The Agenda, Minutes and Public Reports for meetings are available via clicking the appropriate link below.