Committee structure

Non-Executive Committees

Non-Executive Committees are those whose responsibilities relate to matters or functions specified in legislation which cannot be the responsibility of the Executive or which the Council has chosen not to be the responsibility of the Executive, which matters or functions are specified in the Delegations contained in Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.

Community Governance Sub-Committee

This Committee oversees Community Governance Reviews. A community governance review enables the Council to review and put in place or make changes to community governance systems and structures – for example by creating, merging, abolishing or changing Parish or Town Councils in the review area.

General Purposes Committee

The General Purposes Committee has 6 members, allocated in accordance with political group regulations and is one of the Council’s Regulatory Committees, which are bodies which have decision making powers.  Membership of the General Purposes Committee is decided at Annual Council.

The General Purposes Committee is authorised to carry out any non-executive powers other than those reserved to full Council or powers specifically delegated to another Committee.

Functions of this Committee include:

·         Health and Safety at Work

·         Elections

·         Community Governance

·         Personnel (other than those delegated to Staffing Panel)

·         Amending, revoking, re-enacting or enforcing Byelaws

·         Smoke-free premises

·         Pensions

·         Appointment of staff and determination of terms and conditions on which they hold office (including procedures for dismissal) – this will include Service Reviews, appointment of staff, provision of staff for Head of Paid Service, Maxine O’Mahony, and any person nominated by Maxine O’Mahony, and staffing policies that relate in any way to terms and conditions of employment including redundancy, early retirement, and discretionary compensation but excluding those staffing issues delegated to the Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

·         Power to make payments or provide other benefits in cases of maladministration etc

·         Alcohol designated public places

·         Alcohol disorder zones

Joint Committees

Joint Committees are those where joint arrangements have been established with one or more local authorities to exercise functions in any of the participating authorities, or to advise the Council.

Executive Committees

Executive Committees are those who have responsibility for all functions other than those which are specified in Standing Orders, Delegations or legislation as being the responsibility of the Council, a Committee or Sub-Committee or officers as Non-Executive Functions.

Local Plan Working Group

Working Group to make recommendations to Cabinet on the new Local Plan