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Committees & Working Groups

Scheme of Delegation to Committees

The following matters are delegated to the Environment Committee:

(a) Administration of the Town Council Environment budget.
(b) The organisation of the management of the Council's Parks, Allotments, Cemeteries, Millennium Wood and any other open and green spaces under the jurisdiction of the Council.
(c) General environmental issues in and effecting the Town such as litter, grass verges, pavements, roads, recycling and footpaths and other similar matters.
(d) The Town's Christmas tree, lights and decorations.

The following matters are to be recommended to Council:
(e) Any policy issue connected with the environment of the town.

The following matters are delegated to the Planning and Development Committee:

(a) To consider and respond to planning applications.
(b) Minor issues affecting traffic, highways and transport.

The following matters are to be recommended to Council:
(c) Issues affecting the development of the Town.
(d) Naming of streets.
(e) Major issues affecting the traffic, highways and transport.
(f) Any policy issues connected with Planning and Development.

The following matters are delegated to the Finance and General Purposes Committee:

(a) Administration of the Town Council Finance and General Purposes and Arts and Grants Budgets.
(b) The financial administration of the Council, including preparation of estimates, management and the use of capital assets, and the expenditure and receipt of monies throughout the year.
(c) Any other issues, excluding policy, not within the competence of any other Committee.

The following matters are to be recommended to Council:
(d) The Standing Orders of the Council.
(e) Any matter of policy where the Council decides that wider consideration that one Committee alone can give to the subject is needed, or where views need to be co-ordinated across different Committees.
(f) Other policy areas, including community transport services, development of the Council owned land, community activities and promotion of the Council.
(g) setting of the precept upon the rating authority.

The following matters are delegated to the Personnel and Administration Committee:

(a) Administrative matters.
(b) The terms and conditions of employment of the Council's staff, excluding the Town Clerk/RFO/Proper Officer.
(c) Any other matters affecting the personnel policies of the Council.

The following matters are to be recommended to Council:
(d) The terms and conditions of employment of the Town Clerk/RFO/Proper Officer.

The following matters are delegated to the Property Review Committee:

To carry out a comprehensive review of all property in which Council has an interest, and which is hired to the public for any form of payment, including but not limited to the Civic Hall.

Working Groups

As well as the committees the Council has several working or liaison groups and representation on outside organisations.

  • Working Groups (PDF, 80 Kb)

    This a list of working groups and which Councillors are on each group.

Terms of reference for Town Council working groups: