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 committees is:
To engage local residents and stakeholders in discussions about
issues that affect their locality.
To consider and make proposals on issues within their geographical
To have responsibility for implementing the Council’s
policies within their area.
To monitor the performance of local services within their area,
with the exception of licensing and development control
To consider representations from groups or individuals.
To implement Action Plans and Business Plans within their area.
To allocate budgets agreed by the Strategy and Resources Committee
and Full Council.
To have responsibility for a range of functions as delegated by the
Strategy and Resources Committee.
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.
10.The scoping of Supplementary Planning
11.To make recommendations to the Strategy and
Resources Committee, or other appropriate council committee, on
services in their area.
12.To be consulted on any issues relating to the
performance provision of services within their remit.
13.To have responsibility for agreeing to the
disposal of small pieces of land (without development potential) on
the recommendation of the Strategy and Resources Committee.