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
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
To ensure that services are carried out in accordance with the
Council's core values, policies, strategies and within approved
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.
The scoping of Supplementary Planning Documents.
To make recommendations to the Strategy and Resources Committee, or
other appropriate council committee, on services in their area.
To be consulted on any issues relating to the performance provision
of services within their remit.
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.