Town Council Committee
The principle committee of the “Town Council” or “Full Town Council”. It is the only committee we must have by law and sits above any other committees.
All councillors are members of town council. This committee holds all the powers and rights available to the town council.
It is the only committee that can make a major spending decisions and binding policies.
The Town council has a number of committees which are formed under the authority of the full town council. These committees have delegated powers meaning they can carry out some of the functions of the town council but only as determined (delegated) by the town council. By law some decisions, particularly those affecting larger expenditure, can only be made at meetings of the full town council.
In principle, members of the public can be co-opted on to these committees.
Highways, Planning and Development
Which has delegated powers to deal with planning matters. This commitee is often referred to as “H, P & D”. Westbury Town Council does not grant or refuse planning permission, but it is a statutory consultee meaning the local planning authority (Wiltshire Council) must ask for the town council’s opinion.
Chair: Cllr I Cunningham
Vice Chair: Cllr Gordon King
Members: Cllrs: M Sutton, M Kettlety, B Pyne, N Pyne, J Russ, S Kimmins, J Charles, W Jones, B Swan
Policy and Resources
Which determines the council’s activity outside of planning and development.
Chair: Cllr Ward Jones
Vice Chair: Cllr Jane Russ
Members: Cllrs: I Cunningham, M Kettlety, G King, M Sutton, S Kimmins, J Charles, N Pyne, M Amos
Which has an overview function of all council expenditure and helps to prepare budgets.
Chair: Cllr Nick Pyne
Members: Cllrs: I Cunningham, W Jones, G King, M Sutton, J Parker, S Kimmins, B Pyne
These are all termed standing committees as they remain in effect.
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Is also a committee. It has responsibility for making decisions around the activities of the various neighbourhood planning interest groups. It has members who are not councillors.
Chair: Cllr Ian Cunningham
Members: Councillors and Members of the Public
Representatives of the Council on other bodies:
68 (Westbury) Sqn ATC – Cllr G King
BA13 Community Partnership – Cllr I Cunningham and Cllr G King
Community Area Transport Group (CATG) – Cllr N Pyne
Elbag Twinning Association – Cllr M Sutton
Warminster and Westbury CCTV Committee – Cllr S Kimmins
Westbury Area Board – Cllr I Cunningham and Cllr G King
Westbury District Twinning Association – Cllr M Sutton
Westbury Heritage Society – Cllr B Pyne
Westbury (Wilts) Welfare of the Elderly – Cllr N Pyne
Wiltshire Association of Local Councils – Cllr I Cunningham (no representation required)
Wiltshire Council Rights-of-Way – Cllr G King
Northacre – Hills Liaison Group – Cllr N Pyne