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Committees & sub-committees

Committees

There are currently three committees: –

  • Finance and General Purposes
  • Planning
  • Staffing

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

  • Events, Marketing and Communications Sub-Committee
  • Emergency Support Sub-Committee

and two working groups:-

  • Neighbourhood Plan Working Group which reports to the Planning Committee
  • Climate Emergency Working Group which reports to the Full Council

The Chair (Cllr Helen Owen) and Vice-Chair (Cllr Richard Holmes) 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 John Brazendale
Cllr Howard Clough
Cllr John Goode
Cllr Richard Holmes
Cllr Ashraf Miah (Vice-Chair)
Cllr Helen Owen
Cllr Edwina Simpson (Chair)
Cllr Steve Williams

 

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 Ros Dawson
Cllr Rachael Drucquer
Cllr David Heseltine (Vice-Chair)
Cllr Richard Holmes
Cllr Ashraf Miah
Cllr Helen Owen

 

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 John Brazendale
Cllr Richard Holmes
Cllr Abdul Malik (Vice-Chair)
Cllr Edwina Simpson
Cllr Helen Owen
Cllr Geoff Winnard (Chair)

 

Sub-committees and Working Groups

Events, Marketing and Communications

The Events, Marketing and Communications Sub-Committee works to ensure the Council communicates as effectively and efficiently as possible with residents as well as with people and organisations outside the parish, using all possible channels to explain what the Council is doing and its future plans to serve and benefit the town. It also seeks and implements methods for soliciting input and feedback from residents and community organisations.

The group commissioned the Council’s bespoke website and logo. It produces a quarterly newsletter and also runs accounts on Facebook and Twitter – please connect with us.

Membership

Cllr John Brazendale
Cllr Ros Dawson (Chair)
Mr Chris Dickerson
Mr Chris O’Neill
Cllr Helen Owen
Cllr Edwina Simpson
Mr Donald Wood

 

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 Dale Barton
Cllr John Brazendale
Mrs Michelle Chapman
Cllr Helen Owen
Mr Ian Smithson
Cllr Steve Williams (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 John Brazendale
Mr Chris Dickerson
Cllr Rachael Drucquer
Ms Ruth Quin
Cllr Edwina Simpson (Chair)
Cllr Steve Williams

 

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 Dale Barton
Cllr John Brazendale
Cllr Ros Dawson (Chair)
Mr John Dekker
Ms Philippa Gibbons
Ms Sara Hardman
Mr Gordon Lakin
Mr Tim Meggitt
Cllr Helen Owen
Mr Andrew Quarrie
Mr Tony Urwin
Rev Martyn Weaver
Cllr Steve Williams (Vice-Chair)

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