Standing Committees

 

All Councillors should attend Full Council Meetings, every month in the evening except for August and December, and at least two Standing Committee meetings. These are usually no more than two hours long, beginning at 7.00pm and ending at about 9.00pm. Both Full Council meetings and Standing Committee meetings have agendas and minutes and are open to the public.

 

Standing Committees


Downham Market Town Council has five Standing Committees:

Community Development
Finance
Planning
Property
Town Hall

Only Town Councillors elected to be on the Standing Committee can take part in the decision making. A Standing Committee has delegated power, that is, they do not usually need to refer their decisions back to the Full Council.

 

Each Standing Committee may have SUB COMMITTEES and WORKING PARTIES 

 

 

SUB COMMITTEES

 

The Sub Committees are appointed as required to carry forward various projects and business of the Council. They can include members of other Standing Committees as well as non Councillors. These Sub Committees are in place for the complete Council year and report to the Standing Committee from which they were formed. The meetings are structured in the same way as Standing Committees with a set agenda and notes of meeting are produced and circulated to all Councillors.

 

WORKING PARTIES

 

Working Parties are generally appointed to investigate and recommend to the Standing Committee or Full Council which appointed them the best way forward for a particular project. They can meet at any time and be made up of both Councillors and non Councillors. They are flexible and informal, have no minutes or agendas and can be any size. Once this investigation is complete and a report delivered to the Committee which formed the Working Party that Working Party is disbanded.

The Mayor & Deputy Mayor sit as ordinary members on two Standing Committees but may have voting rites on all Standing Committees 


 

Standing Committees 2017/2018

 

 

Community Development Committee 
 

Cllr F E Daymond

Cllr J Groom

Cllr B Hobbs (Chair)

Cllr R Horne

Cllr J Lofthouse

Cllr A A Pickering

Cllr J J Reed

Cllr M C Ross (Vice-Chair)

 




Finance & General Purposes Committee

 

Cllr Mrs R Hepworth

Cllr R L Hayes (Vice-Chair)

Cllr D H Lawson

Cllr J Lofthouse

Cllr A A Pickering

Cllr C Pyatt

Cllr A D Stacey

Cllr Mrs Y Thompson (Chair)

 

  Planning & Environmental

Cllr F E Daymond (Vice-Chair)

Cllr J K Fox (Chair)

Cllr J Groom

Cllr Mrs R Hepworth

Cllr B Hobbs

Cllr R Horne

Cllr D H Lawson

Cllr J J Reed

Cllr M D Starreveld

Cllr Mrs Y Thompson

Cllr Mrs R Turner


 

  Property 

Cllr J W Doyle

Cllr J K Fox (Vice-Chair)

Cllr R L Hayes

Cllr R A Pegg (Chair)

Cllr C Pyatt

Cllr D J Sharman

Cllr M R Starreveld

Cllr Mrs R Turner

 

 

  Town Hall 

Cllr J W Doyle

Cllr J K Fox

Cllr R A Pegg

Cllr M Ross

Cllr D J Sharman (Chair)

Cllr A D Stacey (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Mrs R Turner

 

Committee of the Full Council

 Human Resources 

Cllr Mrs R Hepworth

Cllr R L Hayes (Chair)

Cllr C Pyatt

Cllr D J Sharman (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Mrs R Turner