Council and Committee Structure
All Councillors are summoned to attend Full Council meetings. The Full Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, except during the August recess. Committees are appointed to deal with specific areas of interest. Each Committee has a terms of reference and reports back to Full Council. Most committees meet quarterly.
Finance and Policy Committee
This Committee will be determined at Full Council on 18 May 2021
This committee will be determined at the May 18 meeting.
This workgroup will be chosen at the May 18 Full Council Meeting
Road Safety Working Group
This Working Group will be confirmed at 18 May Full Council
The Council employs three members of staff with different roles. The Clerk and the Deputy Clerk are employed full time, other staff are employed on a part time basis. Other parish work is carried out by contractors.
Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer
The Clerk has a wide range of other responsibilities which are set out in his/her job description. The Clerk must recognise that the Council is responsible for all decisions and that he/she takes instructions from the Council as a body. The Clerk is not answerable to any individual Councillor – not even the Chairman.
The Council must be confident that the Clerk is, at all times, independent, objective and professional.
‘Proper Officer’ is a title used in statute. It refers to the appropriate officer for the relevant function. In Town and Parish Councils, the Proper Officer is normally the Clerk. In financial matters, the Proper Officer is known as the Responsible Financial Officer.
Deputy Clerk and Deputy Responsibile Financial Officer
Garden of Rest Assistant
The GoR Assistant is responsible for ensuring that the Book of Remembrance is correctly opened and that the waiting area is kept in good order.