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.

 

Town Council Meetings
Meetings of the Full Town Council are held at 7.00pm in the Town Council Offices on the 2nd Tuesday in the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, and on the 3rd Tuesday in May. The Annual Town meeting will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019
All members of the public are welcome to come along to these meetings and listen to Councillors' comments and views on the various topics that concern Downham Market.

 

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 2018/2019

* Chairman

** Vice Chairman

 

Community Development Committee 
 

Cllr Groom
Cllr Hobbs  *
Cllr Horne
Cllr Pickering
Cllr Reed
Cllr Turner

Cllr J L Woodmin




Finance & General Purposes Committee

 

Cllr Mrs Hepworth
Cllr Hayes  *
Cllr Lawson
Cllr Pickering  **
Cllr Pyatt
Cllr Stacey

 

  Planning & Environmental

Cllr Daymond.

Cllr Fox  *
Cllr Groom
Cllr Mrs Hepworth
Cllr Hobbs
Cllr Horne  **
Cllr Lawson
Cllr Reed
Cllr J L Woodmin


 

  Property 

Cllr Daymond
Cllr Doyle
Cllr Fox
Cllr Hayes
Cllr Pegg  *
Cllr Pyatt  **
Cllr Sharman

 

  Town Hall 

Cllr Daymond
Cllr Doyle
Cllr Fox
Cllr Pegg
Cllr Sharman  *
Cllr Stacey  **
Cllr Turner

 

 

Committee of the Full Council

 Human Resources 

Cllr R Hayes
Cllr A Pickering
Cllr C Pyatt
Cllr B Hobbs
Cllr R Turner