The Parish Council has four standing committees which each have specific roles and undertake the relevant functions of the council.
This Committee deals with the development control represenational functions of the Council. All planning applications received are carefully considered and, where appropriate, representations are made to the Local Planning Authority (the Borough Council). The Committee also deals with the monitoring of planning enforcement issues, parish council planning policy recommendations and other development control issues.
Chairperson: Councillor O'Brien
Vice Chairperson: Councillor Mrs Howes
Members: Councillors Ms Evans, Harvey, Howes and Varrall
The main functions of this committee are to oversee the maintenance and operation of all the Council's play areas and open spaces. In addition litter control, dog bins, footpaths, the gardens festival and other environmental issues including the monitoring of local authority verge and tree maintenance are all areas within the remit of the Environment Committee.
Chairperson: Councillor Smith
Vice Chairperson: Councillor Horner
Members: Councillors Ms Doman, Harvey, Horner, Howes, Jacobs, Smith, Varrall and Walsby
Traffic & Pedestrian Committee
The monitoring and fault reporting of footways and highways come under the domain of this Committee along with parking issues, highway safety, public transport including bus shelters and general traffic and pedestrian related subjects.
Chairperson: Councillor Walsby
Vice Chairperson: Councillor Payne
Members: Councillors Harvey, Horner, Howes, Payne, Varrall and Walsby
The scrutiny of the Council's finances is one of the main roles this Committee has in additional to general policy review, administrational items, staffing, budgeting, insurance, risk management and legislative implementation.
Vice Chairperson: tba
Members: Councillors Harvey, Mrs Howes, Howes, Jacobs, O'Brien, Payne, Varrall and Walsby