Committees

...explaining the Warminster Town Council organisation

The main committee of the Council is Full Council made up of all thirteen members and chaired by the Mayor. The Mayor for the municipal year 2017–2018 is Councillor Rob Fryerand he stays in office until Monday 14th May 2018. Councillors are summoned to Full Council meetings as a statutory duty. The other committees are formed to establish a method of decision making which is the Councillors' main role. Warminster has four committees but also has a number of working groups to facilitate consultation, ideas and background details to projects it wishes to take up. Suggestions for agenda items can be forwarded to the Town Clerk. It is helpful if agenda items can be submitted at least 10 days in advance of a scheduled meeting to aid preparation.

 

 

The Finance & Assets committee manages the Town Council’s budgets to ensure all expenditure is authorised where necessary and income is collected. The committee manages the assets of the town which it owns such as Dewey House, Warminster Civic Centre, 9 bus shelters, 22 seats and benches, 100 hanging baskets and various planters around the town, The Obelisk, War Memorial, Minster and Boreham closed churchyards and Ashley Place amenity space. In addition the Council maintains, whilst renting, the National Trust Field on Boreham Road known as Yeates Meadow.

The Committee members for 2017-2018 are:

  • Paul Batchelor
  • Andrew Davis
  • George Jolley
  • Tony Nicklin
  • Nick Pitcher
  • Pip Ridout
  • Chris Robbins

 

 

The Planning Advisory Committee meets almost every three weeks or when necessary to consider all planning applications in the town. Comments are sent to Wiltshire Council as part of their consultation procedure. The aim is to use Planning Law, Policy and Periodic Planning Guidance notes the Core Strategy and emerging Neighbourhood Plan to preserve and enhance the town's character, whilst encouraging its commercial and social vitality.

The Committee Members for 2017-2018 are:

  • Denis Brett
  • Sue Fraser
  • Rob Fryer
  • Steve Jeffries
  • George Jolley
  • Paul Macdonald
  • Tony Nicklin

 

 

 

The HR Committee is responsible for all staffing matters for the whole Council group and includes all training and development matters including elected members. The Committee will also be responsible for all Health & Safety issues and the relevant required risk assessments.

Membership is the Mayor and Deputy Mayor plus Chairs of Town Development, Planning Advisory and Finance and Assetsl committees.

 

 

The Town Development Committee co-ordinates all Transport, Highways and Environmental issues in the Town. These include play areas, lighting, road maintenance, new Highway projects and speed limits. In addition it is the parent committee for the production of the Neighbourhood Plan and the CCTV operation.

The Committee Members for 2017-2018 are:

  • Denis Brett
  • Andrew Davis
  • Sue Fraser
  • Rob Fryer
  • Paul Macdonald
  • Paul Macfarlane
  • Chris Robbins

Advisers co-opted to the Committee

  • W Parks
  • Len Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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