Committee Rules

The Terms of Reference for each committee can be viewed by clicking on the respective links below:

Emergency Planning Finance & General Purposes Footpaths Ground Highways & Traffic Planning Street Lighting Young People

Parish Council Committees

The Annual Meeting of Herstmonceux Parish Council was held on 16 May 2011. The following elections took place:

Committee Membership
Allotments (sub to F&GP) Councillors: -
D Creasey
K Game
I Willson
Emergency Planning Councillors: -
D Creasey
K Game
Mr A McInnes (Chairman – co-opted member)
K Wheatley
Finance and General Purposes Councillors: -
W Gower (Chairman)
J Angear
D Creasey
J Tate
K Wheatley
Footpaths Councillors: -
J Tate (Chairman)
K Game
M Goodsell
I Willson
Ground

Councillors: -
W Gower (chairman)
D Creasey
B Naish
M Goodsell

M Watson co-opted member

Planning

Councillors: -
J Angear (Chairman)
J Armstrong
D Creasey
K Game
M Goodsell
W Gower
J Tate
K Wheatley
I Willson
S Charlton

Police Liaison Councillors: -
W Gower
S Charlton

 

Special Responsibilities
Highways and Traffic Cllr W Gower
Schematic Map Cllrs D Creasey
K Game
I Willson
Street Lighting Cllr K Game
Tree Warden Cllr M Goodsell

 

Representatives to Organisations
Friends of Herstmonceux Castle Cllr W Gower
Herstmonceux Village Hall Committee Cllr K Game
Herstmonceux Village Information Centre Cllr D Creasey
Local Action Team Cllr W Gower
Cllr D Creasey
Cllr M Rice
Cllr K Wheatley
Neighbourhood Watch Cllr D Creasey
South East in Bloom Cllr D Creasey
Wealden District Association of Local Councils Cllr M Rice
Cllr J Armstrong

 

Terms of Reference

Emergency Planning Committee

The committee consists of no less than three elected members. It currently has one co-opted member.
Meetings will be held as necessary.

The Committee will:

 

Finance and General Purposes Committee

The Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) consists of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Parish Council and three elected councillors. It meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30 in the Small Hall of the Village Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend committee meetings.

The F&GPC makes proposals on the matters within its remit in a monthly report to the Parish Council. In a matter of urgency, it can take action on behalf of the Parish Council for the benefit of the parish.

The F&GPC considers major financial issues, including proposals for the precept presented to the November meeting of the Parish Council. It advises the Council on officers' salaries, pay awards and contractual arrangements. It makes proposals for what grants should be awarded each August.

It considers policy issues and matters of general concern.

 

Footpath Committee

The committee consists of no less than three elected members. Meetings will be held as necessary.

The committee:

 

Ground Committee

The Committee consists of no less than three elected members. Meetings will be held as necessary. The committee has responsibility for the maintenance, development and overall responsibility of the Recreation Ground, Lime Cross Field and the Village Green, and the equipment thereon.

In an emergency, the Ground Convenor may spend £250; for sums above this amount the approval of the Chair of the Council and the RFO must be sought.

Members draft responses to relevant correspondence, surveys etc. and attend appropriate outside meetings where possible.

The committee provides the RFO with a written estimate of any expenditure it wishes/expects to incur in the coming year no later than 31 October so that it may be incorporated in the estimates at the November meeting of the Parish Council.

 

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee consists of all 11 parish councillors and has a quorum of 6.  Six councillors are elected to have special responsibility for planning — should they not be able to attend a Planning Committee meeting it is their responsibility to inform the Clerk in good time. The Committee has delegated powers to consider and comment on planning applications.In advance of the meeting the Clerk informs members of the plans to be discussed. The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Herstmonceux Village Hall.

Site meetings are arranged as necessary.  Councillors should notify the Clerk in good time if they feel a site visit is necessary. Members draft responses to relevant correspondence, surveys etc. and attend appropriate outside meetings where possible.

 

Highways and Traffic

Meetings will be held as necessary. The Councillor will: -

 

Street Lighting

Meetings will be held as necessary. The councillor: -