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BOROUGH OF FYLDE Latitude and Longitude:

53°45′47″N 2°56′02″W / 53.763°N 2.934°W / 53.763; -2.934

Borough of Fylde
Lytham St Annes beach
Shown within Lancashire and England
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Admin. HQ Lytham St Annes
 • TypeFylde Borough Council
 •  Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Conservative
 •  MPs: Mark Menzies
 • Total64.0 sq mi (165.8 km2)
 • Rank 173rd
 (2021) [2]
 • Total81,374
 • Rank 284th
 • Density1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 ( Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC+1 ( British Summer Time)
ONS code30UF (ONS)
E07000119 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.5% White
1.1% 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in 2007 these offices were transferred to the ownership of the NHS North Lancashire Primary Care Trust and have since been replaced by a new housing development.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. [3]

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. [5]

The Mayor of Fylde for 2022-2023 is Councillor Ben Aitken . [6] [7] [8]

Fylde Borough Council

In the 2019 Fylde council election, on 2 May 2019, the Conservatives retained control of the council. Composition of the council is now Conservative - 31, Independent (including no party or description stated on the ballot paper) - 17, Lytham St. Anne's Independents - 2, Liberal Democrats - 1 . The turnout was 39 per cent. [9]


Civil parishes

Parishes in Fylde Borough


  1. ^ "Standard Area Measurements (2016) for Administrative Areas in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, 2021". Office for National Statistics. 2 November 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Fylde Local Authority (E07000119)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  4. ^ FBC Website
  5. ^ "Fylde Borough Council Armorial Bearings". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  6. ^ "New Fylde Mayoral Team".
  7. ^ "Meet the New Mayor of Fylde | Lytham St Annes News". 13 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Ben Aitkento take over as new Fylde mayor".
  9. ^ ""Fylde Council election results" at". Archived from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.