Committees and Responsibilities

MEETING/COMMITTEEMEMBERSHIPRESPONSIBILITYFREQUENCYTERMS OF REFERENCE
Full CouncilAll CouncillorsAll 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 second Thursday of each month (except August)
Planning CommitteeCllrs Somers (Chairman), Budd, R Hunt, Morgan, Nichols, Sunderland & VACANCY x 2The Committee will respond to all planning application consults shared with the Town
Council by South Gloucestershire Council. The Committee will examine each application and, if appropriate, will make a comment. In the event that the Committee do not feel that it is appropriate to comment on an application then a ‘No Comment’ statement will be made.
Monday morning on a fortnightly basisPlanning Committee TOR
Finance CommitteeCllrs Johnson (Chairman), Nichols, Somers, Al-Hasssan, Budd, Hill, J Hunt & SunderlandThe Town Council, by law, appoints a Responsible Finance Officer (RFO). At Emersons Green Town Council this is the Town 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 last Thursday of each monthFinance Committee TOR
Personnel CommitteeCllrs Johnson (Chairman), Nichols, Somers, Al Hassan & VACANCYAd hoc, as required. At least one meeting per annum.http://www.emersonsgreen-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/EGTC-Personnel-Committee-TOR-July-2021.pdf
Open Spaces & Allotments CommitteeCllrs Somers (Chair), Bassett, Budd, Edwardson, Hill, Morgan, Nichols, Palmer, & Sunderland. The Committee considers the maintenance of land for which the Town Council is responsible.  More information can be found here The first Tuesday of every other month http://www.emersonsgreen-tc.gov.uk/wpOpen Spaces Committee TOR-content/uploads/2021/05/EGTC-TOR-Open-Spaces-Committee-May-2021-1.pdf