Town Council

Committees

...explaining the Warminster Town Council organisation

Town Council

 

The main committee of the Council is Full Council made up of all thirteen members and chaired by the Mayor. The Mayor for the municipal year 2020–2021 is Councillor Chris Robbins and he stays in office until Monday 17th May 2021. Councillors are summoned to Full Council meetings as a statutory duty. The other committees are formed to establish a method of decision making which is the Councillors' main role. Warminster has six committees but also has a number of working groups to facilitate consultation, ideas and background details to projects it wishes to take up. Suggestions for agenda items can be forwarded to the Town Clerk. It is helpful if agenda items can be submitted at least 10 days in advance of a scheduled meeting to aid preparation.

 

 

The Finance and Audit Committee oversees the Town Council’s budgets to ensure all expenditure is authorised where necessary and income is collected. The Committee may undertake an audit and scrutiny of any spending decision by any committee or officer.  The Committee manages the following assets of the town that the Council owns or manages: Dewey House; Warminster Civic Centre; the Tyning allotments, and any other asset not managed by another Committee

The Committee members for 2020-2021 are:

  • Paul Batchelor
  • Andrew Davis
  • Tony Nicklin
  • Nick Pitcher
  • Pip Ridout - Chair
  • Chris Robbins
  • Chris Spender - Vice Chair

 

 

The Planning Advisory Committee meets to consider all planning applications in the town. Comments are sent to the Wiltshire Council as part of their consultation procedure. The aim is to use Planning Law, the National Planning Policy Framework, Wiltshire Council’s Core Strategy, Policy and Periodic Planning Guidance notes to preserve and enhance the town’s character, whilst encouraging its commercial and social vitality. It will also consider the policies, aspirations and recommendations of the Neighbourhood Plan Review Working Group.

The Committee Members for 2020-2021 are:

  • Denis Brett
  • Reg Doyle
  • Sue Fraser
  • Rob Fryer
  • Steve Jeffries - Vice Chair
  • Tony Nicklin - Chair
  • Chris Spender

 

 

The HR Committee is responsible for: all staffing matters for the Council; and includes all training and development matters, including elected Members; all Health & Safety issues and the relevant required risk assessment; and to deal with any complaints made against the town council in accordance with the council’s complaints procedure.

Membership is the Mayor and Deputy Mayor plus Chairs of Environmental Services, Finance and Audit, Parks and Recreation, Planning Advisory and Town Development committees.

 

 

The Town Development Committee co-ordinates all transport, highways and environmental issues in the town. These include CCTV, lighting, spatial planning, road maintenance, new highway projects and speed limits, rural footpaths, and town settlement boundary issues, byways and all other rights of way and flooding. The Town Development Committee shall consider how to promote the town as a place to live, work and enjoy. This shall include consideration of events, publicity and marketing and the promotion of the town as a destination for visitors.

The Committee Members for 2020-2021 are:

  • Dennis Brett
  • Andrew Davis
  • Sue Fraser
  • Rob Fryer
  • Paul Macfarlane - Chair
  • Nick Pitcher - Vice Chair
  • Pip Ridout

 

The Park and Recreation Committee manages the park and recreation related assets owned or maintained by the town council. These include the Lake Pleasure Grounds, the Pavilion Café, the Boat House, Play Areas, Closed Church Yards, the War Memorial, the Obelisk and Yeates Meadow, Boreham Cemetery and Ashley Place amenity space. The committee manages projects which directly affect these assets and services and requests to use said services or assets.

The Committee Members for 2020-2021 are:

  • Dennis Brett - Chair
  • Andrew Davis
  • Reg Doyle
  • Rob Fryer
  • Nick Pitcher
  • Chris Robbins
  • Chris Spender - Vice Chair

 

The Environmental Services Committee manages services and assets related to services within the town these include the council’s; road sweeper, depot and other facilities linked to the road sweeper.  The committee will be responsible for any such similar services that are delegated or devolved from Wiltshire Council including, Grass cutting, Hedges, Shrubs, Shelter belts, Trees, Amenity footpaths, Leaf clearance, Balancing ponds, Fencing, Litter picking, Litter bins, anti-Fly tipping measures, Graffiti removal, Hazardous waste disposal, Markets and road kill.

The Committee Members for 2020-2021 are:

  • Steve Jeffreis
  • Sue Fraser - Chair
  • Rob Fryer - Vice Chair
  • Paul Macfarlane
  • Tony Nicklin
  • Pip Ridout
  • Chris Spender


 

 

 

 

 

 

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