General Purposes Committee

The General Purposes Committee usually convenes on the second Monday of each month, with the exception of August.  Meetings of this Committee are open to the public and allow public comment at the start of the meeting.

 

The Remit of the General Purposes ("GP") Committee:

To receive reports on the financial position of the Council, including a quarterly bank reconciliation and a monthly finance report (though these will also still be received by Full Council)

To review insurance cover annually and make recommendations to Full Council

To review risk assessments annually and make recommendations to Full Council

To authorise payment of invoices

To consider and recommend actions to Full Council with all matters relating to the cemetery

To consider and recommend actions to Full Council with all matters relating to the Play Area and Public Areas

To consider and recommend actions to Full Council with all matters relating to Town Maintenance

To consider quotations and tenders, both for the precept and for ongoing works, and make recommendations to Full Council

To be in charge of the caretaking of assets and keep the asset register and insurance cover updated as required

To receive and reply to matters of correspondence which are too urgent to wait until the next Full Council Meeting

Delegated authority for the consideration of comments in response to planning applications when the timing of the consultation period falls outside the schedule of Full Council Meetings

To consider and recommend actions to Full Council with all planning matters including consultation on applications

To formulate the Council’s own local development policy to facilitate the determination of applications

To consider and recommend actions to Full Council with matters relating to flooding infrastructure

To consider and recommend actions to Full Council with all matters relating to highways, footways, drainage and public rights of way

To be involved with any update of the Parish Plan or Planning for Real

To apply for planning permission as required

To report back to Full Council