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Committee Appointments

Officers and structure 2017/18

Chairman of the Council: Mary Bedwell

Vice-Chairman of the Council: Claire Tull

Community & Environment 

Chair

Claire Tull

Vice-Chair

Charles Croal

Members

Cllrs Bedwell, Evans, Lenaghan, Somner and Stewart

Community & Environment – Holybrook Forum

Holybrook Parish Council has made attempts to give residents a say in local matters, specifically, what is required to meet their needs.

A sub-committee, the Holybrook Forum, was formed to ensure that local residents had a voice and a say in local issues.  Open days, which were advertised in the newsletter, on the Parish noticeboards, Twitter feed and website, were held at the community centres in Beansheaf Farm and Fords Farm to gather support for this initiative and allowing individuals the opportunity to volunteer.  To date, despite the best efforts of the Parish Council, only one volunteer has joined an otherwise Parish Councillor led group. 

Some successes of the Holybrook Forum have included the new multi-use games area, and Holymead playground restoration, refurbishment of the Beansheaf Room at the Beansheaf Centre, the 'spot light' section in and increased frequency of production of the newsletter, and free basketball coaching sessions offered during the summer holidays.  Apart from general maintenance of the community centres, there are no further capital projects planned. 

As an unused facility, the decision was taken at the Forum AGM, held on Monday 3rd October 2016, that the group will, currently, be held in suspension.  However, Holybrook Parish Council is always open to ideas and welcome dialogue with all local residents of any age.  Therefore, if you have an idea, that will help grow/improve the community in which you live and you would like help to carry it forward, please do contact the Clerk.

Community & Environment – Festival Committee

Chair

Richard Somner

Vice-Chair

Jo Stewart

Members

Cllrs Bedwell (Treasurer), Lenaghan and Tull

Planning Committee

Chair

Claire Tull

Vice-Chair

Mary Bedwell

Members

Cllrs Collard, Croal, Lenaghan, and Stewart 

Finance Committee

Chair

Claire Tull

Vice-Chair

Harish Mistry

Members

Cllrs Bedwell, Littlewood and S. Mistry

The Finance Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis, the main purpose being to monitor the internal and external audit reports and to ensure that the financial business of the Parish Council is conducted within the various legislative boundaries.  It meets in October to set the budget for the following year and recommend the amount of the Parish Precept.  Large grants are considered, initially by the Finance Committee in October and March.  


Membership of Outside Bodies and Committees

LLC (AWE) Cllr Littlewood

NAG Members

Chair

Cllr Littlewood

Members

Cllr Bedwell

Not a Sub Committee of the Parish Council but a Partnership Meeting set up in conjunction with the Thames Valley Police, on which the Parish Council has representatives.