Committees

Full Council

Prior to the Coronavirus crisis the Full Council meeting would usually take place on the first Wednesday of each month except in August, however, from May 7th 2021,this committee will not meet monthly. This meeting receives reports from our District and County Council representatives and the local Police. It also ratifies decisions made at the four sub-committees.

Works Service & Planning

This committee receives planning applications from Teignbridge District Council and are consultees only, therefore can forward a comment, however, the final decision is made by TDC Planning Committee. This Committee also looks after the provision of bus shelters and grit-bins around the town. It usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss planning applications only and the third Wednesday of the month, except in August when there is no meeting. However, for the time being these matters will be resolved by delegated powers and when meetings resume, a date will be published.

Finance

This committee deals with the financial responsibilities of the Council, budgets and insurance matters. It also administers the granting of small sums to local organisations annually in March. It usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month except in August when there is no meeting. However, for the time being these meetings will not have a set date.

Recreation, Footpaths & The Fountain

This committee was merged in 2019 with Community Hall & Recreation, so please refer to that heading.

Community Hall & Recreation

This committee deals with the management and upkeep of the Community Hall and it's grounds, Clifford Park, Oakford Lawn, the Fountain and also the DCC P3 Rural Footpaths. It usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month except in August when there are no meetings and December when the meeting is usually moved forward to the second Wednesday of the month. However for the time being, regular meetings are not being held.

Community Hall & Fountain

This committee was merged in 2019 with Community Hall & Recreation, so please refer to that heading.

Committees, Agendas & Minutes



Decision making

The Full Council (a meeting of all council members) is responsible for all decisions. But in practice, most of the work is given to smaller groups of Councillors in Committees, or Council Officers (paid staff).

Every Council must publish:

  • Details of when key decisions will be taken
  • Papers of meetings – at least 3 clear days before a meeting, excluding the day of issue and meeting, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Minutes of meetings – showing the decisions that were made