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Committees & sub-committees

Committees

There are currently three committees: –

  • Finance and General Purposes
  • Planning
  • Staffing

and two sub-committee of the Finance and General Purposes Committee: –

  • Emergency Support Sub-Committee
  • Facilities Management Sub-Comittee

and three working groups:-

  • Neighbourhood Plan Working Group which reports to the Full Council
  • Climate Emergency Working Group which reports to the Full Council
  • Changing Places Working Group which reports to the Full Council

The Chair (Cllr Helen Owen) and Vice-Chair (Cllr Steve Williams) of the Council attend all committees as ex-officio members.

 

Finance and General Purposes Committee

The aim of this committee is to provide effective, efficient and professional management of all financial matters relating to the Council. It establishes the Council’s annual budget and runs a grant scheme for voluntary and community groups in the parish.

The committee has developed the council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, and set up sub-committees (see below) and has identified Councillors with responsibility for allotments.

Membership

Cllr Robert Beckwith

Cllr Maureen Carney

Cllr Howard Clough

Cllr Philippa Gibbons

Cllr John Goode

Cllr Ashraf Miah – Vice-Chair

Cllr Helen Owen (ex-officio)

Cllr Steve Williams – Chair (ex-officio)

 

 

Planning Committee

This committee acts as an advisory body to City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) for all planning applications that directly relate to the parish area. Its objective is to fully consider all planning applications and make a response on behalf of the Town Council to all relevant applications for planning permission and planning appeals, typically dealing with between 10 and 20 planning or licensing applications per month.

It also takes part in relevant consultations and discussions on planning-related matters, and is the parent committee for the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.

Membership

Cllr Dale Barton

Cllr Howard Clough – Chair

Cllr Rachael Drucquer

Cllr David Heseltine

Cllr Lewis Kirdale

Cllr Helen Owen (ex-officio)

Cllr Steve Williams (ex-officio)

 

Staffing Committee

The committee meets on a regular basis to provide strategy, policy and management of all matters relating to human resources, including effective and professional management of any paid employees of the council.

Membership

Cllr Howard Clough

Cllr Abdul Malik

Cllr Mark Truelove

Cllr Helen Owen (ex-officio)

Cllr Geoff Winnard – Chair

Cllr Steve Williams (ex-officio)

 

 

 

Sub-committees and Working Groups

 

Emergency Support Sub-Committee

The aim of this Sub-Committee is to support Bradford Metropolitan District Council in providing an effective Community Emergency Plan for Bingley in the event of a major emergency. The Emergency Support Sub-Committee will ensure such a plan exists and is tested regularly.

Membership

Cllr Vacancy

Cllr Howard Clough

Cllr Rachael Drucquer

Cllr Helen Owen

Mrs Lynne Williams

Cllr Steve Williams

 

Facilities Management Sub Committee

The Facilities Management sub committee aims to offer guidance and support to council staff in the running of The Hub office space, including managing the update of working procedures necessary to manage The Hub as an operation building.

Membership

Cllr John Goode

Cllr Helen Owen

Cllr Mark Truelove (Chair)

Cllr Steve Williams (Vice Chair)

 

Climate Emergency Working Group

The Climate Emergency Working Group aims to enable the Town Council to work alongside local groups and statutory organisations to reduce impact on climate, mitigate the effects of climate breakdown and become resilient to changes caused by climate breakdown. It makes recommendations to the Full Council.

Membership

Cllr Dale Barton

Cllr Rachael Drucquer

Mr Simon Kerr

Cllr  Lewis Kirdale

Ms Ruth Quinn

Vacancy

Cllr Helen Owen

 

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group

The Working Group meets on a regular basis to develop the process of compiling a Neighbourhood Plan. It makes recommendations to the Planning Committee

Membership

Cllr Maureen Carney

Vacancy

Vacancy

Mr John Dekker

Cllr Philippa Gibbons (Chair)

Mr Gordon Lakin

Cllr Helen Owen

Mr Andrew Quarrie

Cllr Mark Truelove

Mr Tony Urwin

Rev Martyn Weaver

Cllr Steve Williams

 

 

Changing Places Working Group

The working group meets on a regular basis to make recommendations to the council about the delivery of a changing places facility in Bingley. 

Membership

Fiona Dunne

Cllr Lewis Kirdale

Cllr Abdul Malik

Darryl Smith

Mick Taylor

Cllr Truelove

Cllr Steve Williams (Chair)

 

 

 

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