Committees

The Parish Council committees usually meet at 7.30 p.m. on planned dates in the Pavilion on Bit End Field. Meetings whenever possible are held on a Monday evening but please contact the clerk for detailed times, dates and venues.

Members of the public are welcome to attend any Council Meeting unless the issues to be discussed are of a confidential nature and at such, members of the press and public will be excluded.

The Playing Fields Committee and the Whittington Woodland Advisory Committee have non Councillor members on them.

Environment/Communications Committee

This committee meets regularly to tackle environmental issues which affect the village and the surrounding areas. This committee also deals with Rights of Way issues, Visual Quality of the village issues and Health and Safety issues. Some current areas of debate include: planning; traffic concerns; anti-social behaviour; village enhancement projects and walks around Whittington. This committee also aims to discuss ways that the parish Council communicates with the parish, working hard to ensure all formal community communication to be appropriate, relevant, succinct and easily understood. Specifically, this committee creates and distributes the Parish Council newsletters, maintains and develops the website, and maintains the notice boards, as well as developing new ways to raise the profile of the Parish Council within the community.

For Terms of reference of Environment and Communications Committee click here

 October 2016 Agenda
 March 2016  Agenda  Minutes
December2015  Agenda Minutes
 September 2015 Agenda Minutes
 June 2015  Agenda  Minutes
January 2015 Minutes
 2009 – 2014 Minutes

Finance Committee
Chairman – Cllr Martyn Bennett

This committee aims to assist the Parish Council in achieving its financial obligations by discussion, preparing reports, and making recommendations on relevant issues. The committee also provides an ongoing internal financial audit of to ensure correspondence with planned income and expenditure.

Finance Committee 3. Finance Terms of Refrence – June 2017

Nov 2017
 May 2017  1. Finance Agenda 3rd May 2017  1. FINANCE MINUTES 3rd May 2017
 Feb 2017  1. FINANCE MINUTES 1st February 2017

Playing Fields Committee

The Parish Council has a duty to maintain and manage a number of open public spaces within the parish, including Bit End Field and  Noddington Lane Play Area. This committee aims to promote discussion between the users of these facilities, and to promote and encourage the use of public open spaces by the community. The committee consists of council members as well as non-voting temporary members with specific experience or expertise in a particular topic. The non members on the Playing Fields Committee are representatives of the sports clubs that use the facilities at Bit End Field.

Playing Fields Committee  Terms of Reference

2009 – 2014  Minutes

Whittington Wood Advisory Committee

The Whittington Woodland Advisory Committee is, as it says, only advisory as can only offer its advice on Council decisions for the woodland. Any member of the public can become a non voting member of the woodland committee.

The role of the Committee is to make recommendations and carry out approved work relating to the Council’s management of Whittington Wood. It prepares and revises as required a management plan for consideration by the Council.

The committee aims to: advise on matters necessary to ensure that the Wood is safe for users and nearby residents; safeguard the long term future of the Wood as a amenity for the Parish; develop the richness and diversity of its plants and animal life; establish a sustainable, balanced ecology in the Wood. The committee welcomes members who are not council members. If you are interested in joining the committee or taking part in one of the regular working party days please contact Simon Roberts.

For  of Whittington Wood Advisory Committee   click here  For the Whittington Wood Portfolio Click Here

 March 2016  Agenda
October 2015 Agenda  Minutes
 2009 – 2014 Minutes

Countryside and Craft Fair Planning Committee
Chairman Mr John Smith

This committee is a planning group set up to plan and organise the annual Countryside and Craft Fair. We always need more helpers! If you are interested please contact John Smith