Full Council is, quite literally, a meeting of all Councillors. Items on Full Council agendas are often things that have been discussed by individual committees, that then go for final consideration by remaining Councillors. Some items like the budget have to be approved by Full Council legally. Full Council also tends to discuss issues that would come under multiple committees.
Click here for minutes and agenda packs of previous meetings of Full Council.
The Executive Committee looks for ways the Council can save money, drafts the budget and makes sure the Council meets statutory requirements, including making sure we are a responsible employer.
Look for the ‘cogs’ icon, and dark blue Agendas to find the Executive Committee.
The next meeting of the Executive Committee is on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 7:15pm (the September meeting has been cancelled).
Heritage & Facilities Committee
This Committee maintains Council-owned facilities, ensuring they are of a high standard and providing for the needs of the community. They also look for ways that we can improve the services available, and liaise with the Heritage Triangle Trust.
Look for the ‘binoculars’ icon, and green Agendas to find the Heritage & Facilities Committee.
The Infrastructure Committee (of which Planning is a sub-committee) represents the interests of the community in planning, development and highways matters including the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Look for the ‘buildings’ icon, and yellow Agendas to find the Infrastructure Committee.
The next meeting of the Infrastructure Committee is on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 7:15pm (rescheduled from Wednesday 6th September)
This Committee develops our communications strategy, facilitates community networking, increases engagement at events and finds ways to support the local economy. Sub-committees of Community Engagement are the Carnival and Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Look for the ‘handshake’ icon, and orange Agendas to find the Community Engagement Committee.
In order to focus on specific areas of business, The Council is divided into four main committees: Executive, Heritage & Facilities, Community Engagement and Infrastructure. Each committee meets regularly and reports back to Full Council. To find out what each one does, click the tabs below.