The 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.
The purpose of the committees is:
To be an effective mechanism for representing the interests of
local communities and engaging them in the decision making
To 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.
To ensure that services are carried out in accordance with the
Council's core values, policies, strategies and within approved
The function of the
To engage local residents and stakeholders in discussions about
issues that affect their locality.
To consider and make proposals on issues which affect their
To scrutinise the performance of local services, with the exception
of licensing and planning matters.
To consider representations from groups or individuals.
To allocate public realm capital and revenue budgets and Local
Transport Fund as agreed by the Strategy and Resources Committee
and Full Council.
To agree the allocation of Section 106 monies (local element).
To 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.
To consult with the public on the scoping of Supplementary Planning
Documents at the pre-application stage.
To make recommendations to the Strategy and Resources Committee, or
other appropriate council committee, on services in their area.
10.To appoint formally constituted, locally based
community groups as community representatives on the Local
11.To participate fully in consultations regarding
local services, and to be a formal consultee in the annual LIP
12.To provide a means for engaging local residents
in the commissioning cycle.
13.To approve 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 parking zones.
14.To receive regular updates and discuss
community safety concerns.