Committees: Committees hold meetings which are open to the public and the dates and venues of those meetings are published for the year ahead.

The press & public can only be excluded to discuss items of a personal nature or a confidentially commercially sensitive matter.

The correct process for exclusion must be adopted should the need arise.

Committees have delegated powers.

The committees may also bring recommendations to full council for formal approval.

Sub-Committees: Sub-Committees hold meetings to progress a particular issue on behalf of the main committee.

The Sub-Committee has no delegated powers and reports back to the main committee. Non-councillors can be co-opted onto Sub-Committees.

Working Groups: Working Groups are not public meetings and exist only to deal with a particular project and to report back to full council with findings. When this work is complete the particular Working Group is dissolved.


Click here for a list of members of the various committees/sub committees and working groups