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 2022/23: Cllrs Taylor (Chair), Hounslow, McConnachie, Scott Kerr and Watkins (+ TPC Chair ex-officio)

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 2022/23: Cllrs Prince (Chair), Hounslow, Linnell, McConnachie and Scott Kerr (+ TPC Chair ex-officio)

Other Groups

Community Liaison Group

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

Membership 2022/23: Cllrs Watkins and Smith

Finance & Legal Standing Group

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

Membership 2022/23: Cllrs Linnell (Chair) and Hounslow, plus TPC Chair and Vice-Chair, and chairs of other committees (ex-officio)