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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.

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

Duties of Representatives

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