AuthoritiesThe Association of Greater Manchester Authorities is a partnership between the ten local authorities within the Greater Manchester area. These ten authorities co-operate on a number of issues, both statutory and non-statutory, where there is the possibility of improving service delivery by working together. The ten authorities are listed below, further details about the individual authorities can be found by clicking on the links. To further increase partnership working, AGMA invited unitary local authorities from the surrounding areas to join AGMA as associate members. The Associate Members are listed below.
Blackburn with Darwen...
is a large town in Lancashire, England. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 8.9 miles (14.3 km) east of the city of Preston, and 21 miles (34 km) north-northwest of the city of Manchester. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the unitary authority area of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackburn being the administrative centre. At the time of the UK Government's 2001 census, Blackburn had a population of 105,085, whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen had a population of 137,470.
is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. Situated along the coast of the Irish Sea, it has a population of 142,900, making it the fourth-largest settlement in North West England behind Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington. It lies 40 miles (64 km) north-west of the city of Manchester, and less than 30 miles north of Liverpool City centre.
Cheshire East Council
came into existence on the 1st of April 2009. It was formed from the preceding authorities of Congleton Borough Council, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire County Council. The confirmation of the decision to create a unitary authority was announced in December 2007.
is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Cheshire, England. It stands on the banks of the River Mersey, which is tidal to the west of the weir at Howley. The population of the borough of Warrington, including its 18 civil parishes, is around 194,000. Its population has more than doubled since its designation as a New Town in 1968.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority
We are the largest Fire and Rescue Authority outside London with over 2,500 members of staff and 41 fire stations. We cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and a culturally diverse population of 2.5 million people. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester a safer place by being a modern, community focused and influential Fire and Rescue Service.
Transport for Greater Manchester Committee
The Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) is a joint committee of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester. It is responsible for advising the GMCA on transport policy, recommending how much money is spent on supporting public transport and monitoring the quality and performance of transport services. TfGM (formerly the GMPTE) carries out the decisions of GMCA and TfGMC.
Greater Manchester Police Authority
Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA) is responsible for ensuring Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force is providing an efficient, effective and ever improving police service. The GMPA was established in 1995 to make sure the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force is accountable to the people living and working in Greater Manchester, and that the public can have their say in how the area is policed.
Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority
The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) was one of six statutory authorities created under the Local Government Act 1985 to carry out the waste management functions and duties of the Metropolitan County Councils after their abolition in 1986. The areas covered by the Authority comprise the Districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. Wigan is a statutory waste disposal authority in its own right and is represented on the Authority for administrative purposes.