MEETINGS AND INFORMATION
The Full Council meets monthly but has also delegated some of its functions to Committees which also hold regular meetings. The Council abides by a set of rules called Standing Orders and has adopted the Financial Regulations recommended by the National Association of Local Councils.
Meetings of the Full Council take place on the second Thursday of each month (except August) at 7pm in the Jefferies Room in Emersons Green Village Hall. These meetings are open to the public and a 10 minutes forum is set aside at the beginning of each meeting to hear comments and invite questions from members of the public. Please contact the Clerk, before hand if you wish to speak at the meeting. Latest Full Council Agenda
If you want to look at minutes from the meetings then please use the archive links in the menu on the left-hand side of this page.
Please note that in order to publish Full Council and Committee minutes more swiftly to benefit the interest of residents, this webpage will now show the text of draft minutes awaiting approval. Draft minutes may sometimes be amended at the next appropriate meeting before being signed. If amendments are made, this will be noted in the draft minutes of the next meeting.
The following Committees have been formed to ensure that business is conducted in a manner that is swift, with councillors being able to give attention to detail and be concerned with ongoing matters.
Each Committee has a set of guidelines called Terms of Reference.
Terms of Reference for the Planning Committee | Terms of Reference for the Finance Commitee | Terms of Reference for the Open Spaces and Allotments Committee | Terms of Reference for the Events Working Party | Terms of Reference for the Personnel Committee
Minutes from Planning Meetings are available through the archive links in the menu on the left-hand side of this page. Latest Planning Agenda
Minutes from Finance Meetings are available through the archive links in the menu on the left-hand side of this page. Latest Finance Agenda
Transparency Code 2015: Details of payments made over £250
Budget Analysis Reports as shown at the Annual Town Council meetings.
Annual Return Year End Report
Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of Public Rights
Notice of conclusion of Audit
OPEN SPACES AND ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE
Minutes from Open Spaces and Allotments Meetings are available through the archive links in the menu on the left-hand side of this page. Latest Open Spaces Agenda
CODE OF CONDUCT
Following the introduction of the Localism Act 2011 it has been necessary for all town and parish councils to adopt a new Code of Conduct as the previous Code and system which dealt with Standards in Public life, has been removed. Consequently new councillors to the council have to complete a revised Declaration of Acceptance of Office and all councillors are obliged to complete a new Register of Members Interests. As a result the council has also amended its Complaints procedure.
Register of Interest Forms for councillors can be found here.
Copies of these new documents are here and are available from the office on request.