At Full Council all 18 Councillors meet to make decisions on matters, such as setting the annual precept, making/amending/revoking policies such as its Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, as well as making key decisions on the strategic direction of the Council.
The Community Development Committee is responsible for overseeing community development and engagement activities in the Parish. It will help the Council to develop strategic partnerships, produce professional marketing & publicity activities, deliver projects and events to benefit the wide range of residents in the Parish. Using strategic partnerships, this Committee will help the Council to work with the younger adults in the community, as well as those most vulnerable in the parish. It will also oversee external grant funding applications and the Council’s own Community Grant Scheme.
The Finance & Policy Committee is responsible for making informed financial decisions, overseeing the budgets and spends, creating and amending new policies and the general governance for the running of the Council.
The Parks & Open Spaces Committee looks after 24 play areas, Mouldon Hill, Seven Fields Conservation Area and several pockets of green space. They oversee the effective management of the ground’s maintenance contracts and the internal work carried out by the Parks and Open Spaces Team, for example, bin emptying and grass cutting and makes suggestions for the CCTV locations. Implementing projects and ensuring a high standard of service delivery to its residents.
The Planning & Highways Committee meets to discuss the Parish Council’s response as a statutory consultee to planning applications submitted to the local planning authority, Swindon Borough Council.