Membership

Members of the Combined Fire Authority will:

Make informed decisions in relation to Service policy and strategy aligned to the Authority’s vision, priorities, objectives and values.
Approve the Service’s budget and ensure they receive sufficient money from local council tax.
Monitor the Service’s performance to ensure it is efficient, effective and economical.
Appoint the following positions:

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive
Clerk to the Fire Authority
Treasurer to the Fire Authority
Principal Officers

Act as the final level of appeal in employee disciplinary and grievance procedures

Contact the CFA

Contact details for members can be viewed on the pdf or by clicking on the graphic below  - CFA Poster June 2019.pdf

CFA Membership from June 2019

Elected members

Members of the Combined Fire Authority are elected from each of the two authorities. The number of members for each authority is determined by the size of the electoral representation within each authority. The Fire Authority’s political balance is also a reflection of that of the two local authorities. Below is the Membership which was last updated 3 January 2019.

Councillor John Robinson - CHAIR - Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor Audrey Laing – VICE CHAIR – Durham County Council – Labour

Councillor Brian Avery - Durham County Council - Independent

Councillor Alison Batey - Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor David Bell – Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor Jennifer Bell – Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor Peter Brookes - Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor Colin Carr – Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor Helen Crumbie - Darlington Borough Council - Labour

Councillor Alan Gardner - Durham County Council - Independent

Councillor Derek Hicks - Durham County Council - Independent

Councillor Paul Howell - Durham County Council - Conservative

Councillor Charles Johnson - Darlington Borough Council - Conservative

Councillor Brian Jones - Darlington Borough Council - Conservative

Councillor Linda Marshall – Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor Henry Nicholson - Durham County Council - Labour 

Councillor Christine Potts – Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor George Richardson – Durham County Council - Conservative

Councillor John Shuttleworth - Durham County Council - Independent 

Councillor Mamie Simmons - Durham County Council - Liberal Democrat

Councillor Sue Richmond – Darlington Borough Council - Labour

Councillor Watts Stelling - Durham County Council - Independent

Councillor David Stoker - Durham County Council - Liberal Democrat

Councillor Fraser Tinsley - Durham County Council - Labour

Councillor John Turnbull – Durham County Council - Labour