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Full council

Meets once a month (except August)

 
 

The Full Council meets on the second Thursday of each month (except August) in the Council Chamber at the Town Council offices. All Councillors are summonsed to attend the meeting.

All Council meetings are open to the public and press. The public can address members during the appropriate forum at the start of the meeting. It may not be possible for the Council to respond to concerns raised during this time but comments will be noted for further consideration or action.

Full Council appoints standing committees and the members to sit on these committees.

The Clerk, Cate Davidson attends Full Council meetings and prepares agendas and minutes.

 

 
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Planning Committee

Meets twice a month

 
 

The Planning Committee meets on a Monday morning on a fortnightly basis in the Council chamber at the Town Council offices.

The Committee considers all planning applications which are submitted to South Gloucestershire Council within the Emersons Green Town Council boundary. All applications can be viewed on the South Gloucestershire Council website.

It should be noted that the Town Council is a statutory consultee on applications but it is South Gloucestershire Council which makes the decisions.

The Committee Clerk, Donna Simmons attends meetings and prepares the agenda and minutes.

 

 
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Open Spaces & Allotments Committee

Meets every other month

 
 

The Open Spaces & Allotments Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every other month in the Council chamber at the Town Council offices.

The Committee considers the maintenance of land for which the Town Council is responsible. More information can be found here  to the Common Land Page

The Committee Clerk, Richard Hull attends meetings and prepares the agenda and minutes.

 

 
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Finance Committee

Meets once a month

 
 

The Finance Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month in the Council chamber at the Town Council offices.

The Town Council, by law, appoints a Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) this is the Clerk.

This Committee receives and considers all income and expenditure each month. Budgets are monitored regularly by the Committee along with any extraordinary expenditure.

All Grant applications are considered by the Committee which then makes a recommendation to Full Council for consideration and approval.

Every year this Committee scrutinises the budget and makes a recommendation for the setting of the precept for the following year. Again, this is considered and approved by Full Council.

The Clerk, Cate Davidson attends Finance Committee meetings and prepares agendas and minutes.