Police and crime panel for Lancashire

Updated 27.08.21

PCP Independent Member vacancy

The Police and Crime Panel is looking for a committed and energetic person who either lives or works within the Lancashire area to serve as a Co-opted Independent Member from late spring 2021 for a four-year term.

The role of a Panel Member is an important and demanding one. The Panel, in a year, is expected to meet up a minimum of 4 times with other additional commitments likely.

Find out more.

Police & Crime Panel for Lancashire on Tuesday, 12th October, 2021, 10.00

Webcast Agenda

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) have the power to scrutinise Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) activities, including the ability to review the Police and Crime Plan and annual report, request PCC papers and call PCCs and Chief Constable to public hearings. The PCP can also veto decisions on the local precept and the appointment of a new Chief Constable.

Find out more on the Police and Crime Commissioner's website.

The panel is a joint committee made up of representatives from the 15 local authorities in the Lancashire Police Force area (see below) together with two independent co-opted members.

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Blackpool Council
  • District Councils x 12

The Panel can exercise specific powers under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, and all other enabling powers, discharging its functions in accordance with the Policing Order 2011.

The panel's terms of reference will be available soon.

Panel representatives

  • Jackie Oakes: Rossendale
  • Gareth Dowling: West Lancs
  • James Flannery: South Ribble
  • Martyn Hurt: Burnley
  • Munsif Dad: Hyndburn
  • Peter Hunter: Blackpool
  • Kieran McGladdery: Pendle
  • Philippa Williamson: LCC
  • Robert Boswell; Preston
  • Sandra Thornberry: Lancaster
  • Simon Hore: Ribble Valley
  • Thomas Threlfall – Fylde
  • Alistair Bradley: Chorley
  • Quesir Mahmood: Blackburn
  • Roger Berry – Wyre
  • Dave Spellman: Independent Co-opted Member
  • Stella Brunskill – RVBC

Dates for upcoming meetings and details for recent meetings are held on the Council's democracy website.