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:
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, Jamie Cullen, Carol Fradley, Justin Robinson, David Taylor.
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, Carol Fradley, Justin Robinson, David Taylor.
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, Jamie Cullen, Carol Fradley, James Hood, Ewan Jones, Justin Robinson
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
Members: Stuart Anderton, Emma Coulter, Jamie Cullen, Carol Fradley, James Hood, Ewan Jones, Justin Robinson, Brian Mullis.
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, Carol Fradley, Abigail Baker, Laura Cook, Natalie Jones.
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.