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.
The key committees, which meet regularly throughout the year, are:
Services & Amenities
Responsible for the planning and delivery of all the Council’s services.
Chair: Jocelyn Crawford
Members: Abigail Baker, Karen Baker, James Buckland, Jocelyn Crawford, Shelagh Day, Lisa Pickering, Justin Robinson
Co-ordinates the Council’s responses to planning applications in the town.
Chair: Steven Hall
Members: Abigail Baker, Karen Baker, Mike Brownlow, James Buckland, Steven Hall, Ewan Jones, Justin Robinson, Piers Skinner
Finance & General Purposes
Sets the budget and approves spending, including grant applications.
Chair: Justin Robinson
Members: Stuart Anderton, Jocelyn Crawford, James Hood, Steven Hall, Ewan Jones, Lisa Pickering, Justin Robinson
Devises the Council’s policies on transport issues, including footpaths and cycling.
Chair: James Hood
Members: Stuart Anderton, Karen Baker, Mike Brownlow, James Hood, Lisa Pickering
Co-ordinates the communication between the Council and the residents of the town, and promotion of Bruton to visitors.
Chair: Stuart Anderton
Members: Stuart Anderton, Abigail Baker, Mike Brownlow, Jocelyn Crawford, James Hood, Piers Skinner
Land and Properties Committee
Responsible for land and property owned and leased by the Council
Chair: Ewan Jones
Members: Stuart Anderton, Mike Brownlow, James Buckland, James Hood, Ewan Jones, Lisa Pickering, Justin Robinson, Piers Skinner
In addition there are a number of committees which are statutory requirements or which only meet as needed. These include: HR & Appointments, Staff Disciplinary, Staff Appeals.