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Most of the routine work of the Council is delegated to standing committees, sub-committees or working groups, but many important matters are decided by the full Council. All the committees meet in public and their minutes are published on this website and elsewhere. Their decisions or recommendations are reported to the full Council.

The dates and times for these meetings are available on the meeting schedule which is downloadable from the Council website. The first item is always an opportunity for members of the public to address the Council on any topic in which the Council has an interest. Contributors are limited to three minutes each.  Because the time for the total contributions is limited to 30 minutes, and so that any necessary background research may be undertaken beforehand, members of the public are asked to let the Chief Officer know what questions or comments they wish to make five days before the meeting.

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The Council has four standing committees:

  • Community & Environment Committee
  • Finance & Administration Committee
  • HR Committee
  • Market & Town Hall Committee

Committee Structure

Each committee and sub-committee has separate Terms of Reference:

Community & Environment Terms of Reference

Finance & Administration Terms of Reference

HR Committee Terms of Reference

Market & Town Hall Committee Terms of Reference

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