The parish council has a chair and vice-chair elected by council members at the Annual Meeting of the Council, usually in May. At the same meeting, members will also elect candidates to serve on various council committees and outside bodies.

Committees of the Council

The council currently delegates certain business to five committees: Finance, Planning, Play Areas and Open Spaces, Redhouse Community Centre and Staffing.

Each committee has formal Terms of Reference which outline the business it is authorised to consider. At the appointment of individual committees, and at each annual council meeting thereafter, the council resolves to bestow a certain amount of delegated authority to enable committees to make legal decisions without subsequent ratification by the full council. This reduces bureaucracy and streamlines the decision-making process.

However, there are certain items of business, such as approval of the annual return or a decision to spend from reserves, that must be formally approved by the whole council and which will be referred should such an occasion arise at committee.

 

Committees

Planning

Chair: Vince Williams
Vice-Chair: Steven Pipe

The Planning Committee meet to consider all planning applications in the parish. Comments are sent to the Borough Council as part of their consultation procedure.

 

Staffing

Chair: Vera Tomlinson
Vice-Chair: Fran Quarterman

The Staffing Committee is responsible for all staffing matters for the Council and includes all training and development matters, including for elected Members. The Committee is also responsible for all Health & Safety issues and the relevant required risk assessments.

 

Redhouse Community Centre

Chair: Vera Tomlinson
Vice-Chair: Tim Owen

The Redhouse Community Centre (RCC) Committee is responsible for all matters in relation to the management of the community hall including preparation of policies and procedures.

 

Play Areas and Open Spaces

Chair: Vince Williams
Vice-Chair: Jean Blake

The Play Areas and Open Spaces Committee is responsible for all matters in relation to the management of the play parks and open spaces including preparation of policies and procedures.

 

Finance

Chair: Daniel Adams
Vice-Chair: Vera Tomlinson

The Finance Committee works with the Responsible Financial Officer in the management of the Council’s financial resources and to consider and recommend strategy and action on policy and operational matters concerned with the Council’s finances, property and resources.

 

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