membership comprises all councillors representing wards within the
geographical area of the committee and non-voting representatives
of any formally constituted locally-based group that promotes the
interests of local residents, businesses or visitors in the local
committee area. These committees were established under Regulations
made under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, which means
that they do not have to reflect the political balance of the
Council as a whole.
purpose of the committees is:
To be an
effective mechanism for representing the interests of local
communities and engaging them in the decision making
consider and take decisions on issues within the geographical area
prescribed by the Strategy and Resources Committee and to monitor
the performance of local services.
that services are carried out in accordance with the Council's core
values, policies, strategies and within approved
function of the committees is:
local residents and stakeholders in discussions about issues that
affect their locality.
consider and make proposals on issues which affect their
scrutinise the performance of local services, with the exception of
licensing and planning matters.
consider representations from groups or individuals.
allocate public realm capital and revenue budgets and Local
Transport Fund as agreed by the Strategy and Resources Committee
and Full Council.
the allocation of Section 106 monies (local element).
promote, subject to sufficient local support, a neighbourhood forum
for the purpose of requiring the local planning authority to make a
local development order under the Localism Act 2011.
with the public on the scoping of Supplementary Planning Documents
at the pre-application stage.
recommendations to the Strategy and Resources Committee, or other
appropriate council committee, on services in their
formally constituted, locally based community groups as community
representatives on the Local Committee.
participate fully in consultations regarding local services, and to
be a formal consultee in the annual LIP funding
a means for engaging local residents in the commissioning
or reject traffic management schemes associated with all forms of
parking controls (except Controlled Parking Zones) which are
contentious, and where objections cannot be resolved by
negotiation, and to be consulted on proposals for controlled
regular updates and discuss community safety concerns.