Committees and Appointments
All Meetings take place in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Place, Wincanton, BA9 9LD, unless otherwise stated:
Working Parties - Working Parties do not have any delegated decision making powers. Their role is to obtain information, including cost implications where applicable, and to discuss and agree recommendations, for presentation in the form of a report back to Full Council.
Committees - All decisions taken by committees have to be ratified at the next meeting of the Committee, before they can be implemented, to ensure that all members of the Town Council have the opportunity to comment on every decision taken.
Ratification at Full Council - The reports of all committee meetings are presented to the next meeting of the Full Council for ratification. Any member who is not in agreement, and did not participate in the decision making process, can identify the reasons for objecting to the decision taken and table a proposal requesting that the matter should be referred back to the committee for further consideration. The proposal will need to be seconded and supported by a majority of the members present for this to happen.
Full Council Planning – 2nd Monday of the month, 7pm
Full Council Meeting – 4th Monday of the month, 7pm
The Annual Parish Meeting – takes place in April and will start at 6pm
The Annual Meeting of the Council – takes place in May, 7pm
Councillors Ellard and Tudgay are ex-officio members of all committees.
Finance & General Purposes Committee (Quarterly) - All Councillors
Open Spaces Committee (Quarterly) - Councillors Child, Ellard, Hix, Lumley, C. Rodgers, Tudgay, Walters
Personnel Committee (As required) - Councillors Atherton, Ellard, Hix, Hearne, Old, Ralph, Smith, Tudgay, Walters
Planning Committee (Monthly) - All Councillors
Car Park Committee (As required) - Councillors Child, Ellard, McLarnon, P Rodgers, Tudgay
REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES
Balsam Centre: Cllr E Hix
Citizens Advice Bureau: Cllr E Hix
Community Accessible Transport (CAT) and the WINIBUS: Cllr P Rodgers
Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital: Town Clerk
MHA Community South Somerset: Cllr L Walters
Memorial Hall: Cllr L Ralph
Market Towns Investment Group (MTIG): Cllr L Ralph
Wincanton Regeneration Board: Cllr H Ellard
Tourist Information: Town Clerk
Wincanton Chamber of Commerce: Town Clerk
Wincanton Museum: Cllr H Ellard
Wincanton Schools: Cllr E Hix
Wincanton Sports Ground: Cllr T Child
Wincanton United Charities: Cllr R. Tudgay