Council Committees

Much of the work of the Council is carried out by its committees – small groups of councillors and others who take on specific responsibilities for parts of the Council’s functions.

The Council also makes Delegated Decisions which are published.

A chairman is elected at the first meeting of the committee after Annual Town Council Meeting held in May each year.

The key committees, which meet regularly throughout the year, are:

Town Committee

Oversees the management of all Land, Buildings, and other physical assets, owned or managed by the Town Council,

Chair: James Buckland
Vice Chair: Emma Coulter

Members: Stuart Anderton, Graham Baker, James Buckland, Jocelyn Crawford, Emma Coulter, Carol Fradley, Justin Robinson, David Taylor.

Recent meeting minutes and agendas

Planning and Consultation Response

Co-ordinates the Council’s responses to planning applications in the town, responds to planning and traffic consultations, and discussion in detail planning and transport matters as they affect Bruton.

Chair: Carol Fradley

Members: Graham Baker, Russell Bateman, James Buckland, Karen Dunn, Carol Fradley, Ewan Jones, Justin Robinson, David Taylor.

Recent meeting minutes and agendas

Finance & Resources

Makes decisions and recommendations regarding the budget, expenditure and policies regarding the Council’s resources.

Chair: Jamie Cullen
Vice Chair: Ewan Jones

Members: Stuart Anderton, James Buckland, Emma Coulter, Jocelyn Crawford, Jamie Cullen, Carol Fradley, James Hood, Ewan Jones, Justin Robinson

Recent meeting minutes and agendas

Strategic Planning – Future Bruton

Makes recommendation to the council in drawing up a strategic plan of priorities for the Town Council, monitors progress against that plan and recommending any amendments or changes as the plan progresses.

Chair: Emma Coulter
Vice Chair:

Members: Stuart Anderton, Russell Bateman, Emma Coulter, Carol Fradley, James Hood, Ewan Jones, Justin Robinson, Brian Mullis.

Recent meeting minutes and agendas

Events

Co-ordinates the events during the calendar year which are the sole responsibility of the Town Council.

Chair: Jocelyn Crawford

Members:  Grahame Baker, James Buckland, Emma Coulter, Jocelyn Crawford, Karen Dunn, Carol Fradley,  Abigail Baker, Laura Cook, Allan Wilson.

Recent meeting minutes and agendas

In addition there are a number of committees which are statutory requirements or which only meet as needed. These include: Grievance and Disciplinary Panel and Appeal Panel.

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