Meetings & Agendas

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There are four main Committees and several sub-committees run by the Town Council – and the public is always welcome to attend meetings1meetings2

 

Meetings and Agendas

The Town Council conducts the majority of business through a structure of five main Committees and four Sub-Committees, meeting on a regular basis throughout the year.
All Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and the agendas and minutes of meetings are published on the website. Members of the public may speak for up to three minutes per person at meetings, regarding items which are on that meeting agenda. A total of 15 minutes per meeting is allocated for public speaking.

Any queries or comments regarding items not on the meeting agenda cannot be discussed and should be put in writing to the Town Clerk.

Grounds and Environmental Services Committee – comprises eight Councillors and deals with matters including parks, pavilions, cemeteries, allotments, play areas and green spaces.

Cultural and Economic Services Committee – comprises eight Councillors and deals with matters including the street market, community promotions and events, business and economic development.

Policy and Finance Committee – comprises twelve Councillors and deals with matters including finance, auditing, staffing matters, policies and accommodation.

Planning and Transport Committee – comprises eight Councillors and considers planning applications and transport matters within the Parish. All comments and requests are forwarded to Central Bedfordshire Council as the Planning and Highways Authority for a final decision.

Partnership Committee – comprises five Town Councillors and five Central Bedfordshire Councillors and deals with matters including the town centre, supporting the local business economy, tourism, community engagement and projects on which the two Councils can work in partnership.

The Annual Parish Meeting, held each March, provides an opportunity for residents to come and find out more about what the Town Council does and to ask questions of their Councillors.

Calendar of Meetings 2017 – 2018 arrow
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