Borough of Fylde

This article is about the local government district. For the wider region from which it is named, see the Fylde. For other uses, see Fylde.

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
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Admin. HQ Lytham St Annes
  Type Fylde Borough Council
  Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
  Executive: Conservative
  MPs: Mark Menzies
  Total 64.0 sq mi (165.7 km2)
Area rank 179th
Population (mid-2014 est.)[2]
  Total 77,042
  Rank 295th
  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)
E07000119 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.3% 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in 2007 these offices were transferred to the ownership of the NHS North Lancashire Primary Care Trust and have since been replaced by a new housing development.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

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

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.


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