Committees

The work of the City Council is delegated to five standing committees, and two advisory sub-committees.

Click here to see the list of members on each committee.
(5 committees & 2 sub-committees) 


STANDING COMMITTEES:

FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
To exercise the powers of the City Council in regard to:-
i. Consideration and determination of all financial matters of the Council unless otherwise delegated, with the exception of those reserved by statute.
(F&GP Committee shall not have authority over the use of budgets assigned to other committees)
ii. Awarding grants
(Budgets assigned to other committees shall not be used to award grants)
iii. Use of assets and routine management of property
(buildings, including public toilets) (except where allocated to other committees)
To make recommendations to the City Council in regard to:-
i. The annual Budget and Precept
ii. Strategic management of property (buildings, including public toilets)
Iii. Procedures and policies:
Annual review; Freedom of Information; Data Protection, Complaints Procedures
iv. To consider any major Council events proposed and make
recommendations to Council.

CITY CENTRE & OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE
To exercise the powers of the City Council in regard to:
i. Budgeted expenditure allocated to the Committee; all budgets pertaining to:
- Cemetery
- Open Spaces, Allotments
- City Centre: street furniture, Christmas lights
- Wells in Bloom
ii. Management of the Cemetery, Allotments & open spaces and to approve the Cemetery fees & charges & Allotment rents, set annually.

To make recommendations to the City Council in regard to:-
i. Policies and major expenditure on Open Spaces including Cemetery
ii. Strategic management of Open Spaces including Cemetery.
ii. Council’s participation in major city events, and make recommendations to Council; to manage Council’s participation in such events, as requested by Council.

To delegate:- day-to-day management and routine administration of the Cemetery, Allotments and other open spaces under the responsibility of the Council, to the Open Spaces Officer & Cemetery Manager.

PLANNING COMMITTEE
To exercise the powers of the City Council in regard to:-
Responses to consultations from Development Control and Licensing Authorities and all related matters.

STAFFING COMMITTEE
To exercise the powers of the City Council in regard to:-
i. Power to make appointments and take action within policy and budget
(save in respect of the Town Clerk)
ii. Staffing matters, in accordance with Standing Orders
iii. Budgeted expenditure allocated to the Committee (training budget)

To make recommendations to the Finance and General Purposes Committee in regard to:-
Salaries and related budgets

ARCHIVES AND CIVIC ASSETS COMMITTEE
To exercise the powers of the City Council in regard to:-
-Budgeted expenditure allocated to the Committee
To make recommendations to the City Council in regard to:-
-Management of archives and civic assets (not including buildings).
-To carry out a Civic Review once in each Council term, making recommendations to full Council as to the conduct of civic matters pertaining to the Mayoral function and City Council.


SUB-COMMITTEES:

Wells in Bloom sub-Committee
To exercise the powers of the City Council in regard to:-
All functions in connection with Wells in Bloom and related events
To make recommendations to City Centre & Open Spaces Committee in regard to:
Budgeted expenditure allocated to Wells in Bloom
(all Wells in Bloom budget heads)

City & Tourism Forum
To provide a forum for meeting and discussion with key groups in the City and
to make recommendations to City Centre & Open Spaces Committee in regard to:-
Tourism; City events; matters relating to the City Centre

 

 

 



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