Decision details

Decision Maker: WMCA Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(a)      Wayne Brown - Chief Fire Officer, West Midlands Fire Service

The Mayor and members paid tribute to Wayne Brown, who had recently died. The board observed a minute’s silence in his memory.


(b)      Transfer of Police & Crime Commissioner Powers

The Mayor reported that the Home Secretary had written to him to indicate that he was now satisfied to transfer the functions of the PCC to be exercised by the Mayor following the May elections. The Mayor had replied giving his consent, as required by the Levelling Up & Regeneration Act 2023. An Order would now be laid in Parliament to enable the transfer to take place.

Publication date: 13/02/2024

Date of decision: 09/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2024 - WMCA Board