Committees

The Council delegates much of the detail of its business to sub-committees and working groups, with the remits and memberships below. Committee rules and protocols can found on our Policies page.

Neighbourhood Planning Committee

This group oversees planning, housing and economic development issues, including considering and responding to planning applications, engagement and guidance of potential applicants, oversight of the Council’s built assets, employer liaison, economic and employment matters.  Full terms of reference.

Membership 2019/20: Cllrs Taylor (Chair), Hounslow, Janus, McConnachie, Scott Kerr and Watkins

Environment Committee

This group monitors and takes steps to maintain and improve the village’s appearance and amenities, including waste/litter, playing fields and playgrounds, green spaces (including allotments), footpaths and bridleways, transport and road safety and signage.  Full terms of reference.

Membership 2019/20: Cllrs Prince (Chair), Hounslow, Linnell, McConnachie, Noble and Scott Kerr.

Standing Working Groups

Community Working Group

This group leads on matters relating to communications, local engagement, community cohesion and safety/security issues.  Full terms of reference.

Membership 2019/20: Cllrs Noble, Janus, Smith and Watkins (plus appointed non-PC members)

Finance & Legal Working Group

This group oversees leads on matters relating to the Council’s finances, assets, risks and staffing.  Full terms of reference.

Membership 2019/20: Cllrs Linnell (Chair) and Hounslow, plus  chairs of other committees (ex-officio)