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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

WORKING GROUPS AND PANELS (to be updated)

Governance Working Group

WEEP Working Group

Wincanton For The Future

Christmas Working Group 

Community Development - Youth Outreach 

REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES (to be updated)

Duties of Representatives

Balsam Centre 

Citizens Advice Bureau

Community Accessible Transport (CAT) and the WINIBUS

Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital 

MHA Community South Somerset

Memorial Hal

Market Towns Investment Group (MTIG)

Planning Councillor

Regeneration Board

Tourist Information

Wincanton Chamber of Trade/Commerce

Wincanton Museum

Wincanton Schools

Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton United Charities