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Town Clerk: Janet Wheeler
Council Offices, Britwell
Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire
OX11 7HN

Committees & Working Groups

Scheme of Delegation to Committees

The following matters are delegated to the Environment and Climate 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 affecting 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 issues connected with the environment of the town for which the Council has responsibility.

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.
(c) Minor issues arising from planning consents.
(d) To consider and respond to licensing consultations.

The following matters are to be recommended to Council:

(e) Issues affecting the development of the Town.
(f) Naming of streets.
(g) Major issues affecting traffic, highways and transport.
(h) Any policy issues connected with planning and development for which the Council has responsibility.

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 use of capital assets, and the expenditure and receipt of monies throughout the year.
(c) Any other issues, excluding policy, not listed under the scheme of delegation 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 than 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 Council owned land, community activities and promotion of the Town.
(g) Setting of the precept upon the rating authority.
(h) Any other policy issues for which the Council has responsibility that are not listed under the scheme of delegation of any other Committee.

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 (see below).
(c) Any other matters affecting the Council staff and 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.
(e) Any policy issues connected with the Council staff.

The following matters are delegated to the Property & Facilities Committee:

(a) The operational running and maintenance of all the built properties owned or leased by Didcot Town Council including the Civic Hall; Loyd Pavilion; Willowbrook building; Outside Services Depot and the new Edmonds Park Pavilion.
(b) The operational running of the car parks at the Civic Hall and Willowbrook.
(c) The Committee will have responsibility for its own budget.
(d) Programme of improvements to all buildings and in particular to climate projects that will help reduce the carbon footprint.
(e) The Committee shall consider the level of hire fees, annually, and make recommendations to the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
(f) The Committee shall have delegated authority to spend within its authorised annual budget.

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(g) The Committee shall consider the level of hire fees, annually, and make recommendations to the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
(h) The Committee shall have delegated authority to spend within its authorised annual budget.

Working Groups

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

Terms of reference for Town Council working groups: