Committee structure

The meetings of Full Council and Committees are open to the public, unless an item on any agenda is listed as exempt. A recording is made of each Council and Committee meeting and is available on the appropriately dated page for each Council or Committee meeting.


Full Council is the ultimate decision-making body of the authority and approves any recommendations made by  committees.  All Councillors are members of Full Council. 


A chairman is appointed each year at Annual Council to chair meetings of Full Council and represent the District at various events.


There are three decision-making committees which make recommendations to Full Council and which also have delegated responsibility to make decisions as defined in the Council Constitution. These are the Policy and Resources Committee, Planning Committee and Licensing Committee. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee makes recommendations to the policy committees and/or Full Council.


Working Parties & Sub Committees