Thatcham Town Council

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Council Committees

The decision making process of the Council is informed by various committees reporting back to Full Council. In turn, each committee may form sub-committees and working parties to look into prescribed areas and research options to inform its parent committee and ultimately Full Council.

Councillors are assigned to committees at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council which is held in May.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the majority of Council meetings; the agendas for these meetings are available from the meetings page (usually from the week prior to a meeting) or on request at the Council Offices.  Meetings normally start at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brownsfield Road.

Full Council meetings

A Full Council meeting is held every other month, normally on the last Monday of that month. For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit Full Council.

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise the functions of the Council in respect of finance (except as provided in section 101 (6) LGA 19721 – functions in respect to levying, or issuing a precept, must be agreed by Full Council)
  • To exercise the functions of the Council in respect of the Council Offices, Thatcham Vision, Events, the acquisition of land or buildings for the purpose over which the Committee has jurisdiction by virtue of these
  • To consider and respond to consultation documents when the appropriate scheduled Committee is not within the given timeframe to meet the deadline.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit F&GP.

Recreation & Amenities Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise all functions of the Council in respect of open spaces, recreation grounds, play areas, greens, shelters, allotments, public rights of way, burial ground and the parish churchyard, public conveniences, footway lighting, street furniture, town market and public property in the ownership or control of the Council, Joint Management functions in respect of Henwick Worthy Sports Ground and Joint Advisory functions in respect of Kennet Leisure Centre.
  • To consider matters relating to the acquisition of land or buildings for recreational, burial or related purposes.
  • To consider matters relating to the environment.
  • To consider and respond to consultation documents when the appropriate scheduled Committee is not within the given timeframe to meet the deadline.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit R&A .

Planning & Highways Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise the functions of the Council in respect of planning matters, with discretion to refer any particular issues to Council or another Committee for comments and recommendations as the Planning and Highways Committee deems appropriate.
  • To consider all Traffic Management/Road Safety issues in Thatcham with discretion to refer any particular matters to Council or another Committee for comments and recommendations as the Planning and Highways Committee deems appropriate.
  • To consider requests for grit bins and agree expenditure within a budget previously determined by the Council.
  • To consider and respond to consultation documents when the appropriate scheduled Committee is not within the given time-frame to meet the deadline.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit Planning & Highways.

Priory Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise all functions of the Council in respect of the management of the Priory site, including the Hub, within a budget previously determined by the Council each year.
  • To make recommendations to Full Council relating to the future of the Priory site.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit Priory.

Budget Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To consider the draft estimates for the forthcoming financial year reporting and recommending to Council accordingly.
  • To conduct a mid-year review
  • To review the budget as deemed necessary

Note: Functions in respect of issuing a precept must be agreed by Full Council.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit Budget.

Grants Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To have delegated powers to exercise the functions of the Council in considering and assessing applications for financial grant aid and allocating awards as is deemed appropriate within the total predetermined budget for that purpose.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit Grants.

For further information about applying for a Community Grant please see the related pages list below.

Staff Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise the powers of the Council in all policy matters, rules pertaining to discipline, staff grievances, Health & Safety at Work and conditions of service that are required to be dealt with by the Council
  • The appointment of senior members of Staff.
  • The Clerk shall be responsible for the day to day management of staff, appointments, disciplinary procedures and Health & Safety at Work.

For the agendas and minutes from past meetings visit Staff.

 

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    Council Meetings

    Tuesday, 25th Jul 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Grants Committee

    Tuesday, 8th Aug 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Planning & Highways Committee

    Monday, 14th Aug 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    F&GP Committee

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, 20th Jul 2017 - Thursday, 26th Jul 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Thatcham Taiji

    Thursday, 20th Jul 2017 - Thursday, 26th Jul 2018 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    Cold Ash Brass

    Friday, 21st Jul 2017 9:00 am

    Thatcham Market