Committees

In addition to the monthly council meetings Alnwick Town Council has four committees:

 

Cemetery
Finance & Policy
Planning, Highways & Transport
Recreation & Amenities

The committees have responsibility for certain aspects of the council’s overall duties that form part of the Council Constitution.  Residents are encouraged to attend meetings and have the opportunity to raise issues with the Council.

 

Each committee meets on a regular basis and each has a Chair and Vice Chair. Click for Council-dates-2016-17

 

CEMETERY COMMITTEE

The Cemetery committee meets six times a year and is responsible for the running of Alnwick cemetery. The following councillors sit on the Cemetery committee:

 

Chair              John Humphries

Vice Chair     Sue Allcroft

Committee members

Martin Swinbank

Alan Symmonds

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FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE

The committee meets six times a year and is responsible for:

Audit Grants to outside bodies
Budgets HR
Community and other partnerships New responsibilities
Constitution Quality
Council strategy and organisational development Relationships with other councils
Financial management Risk management
Freedom of information Training

The following councillors sit on the Finance & Policy committee:

 

Chair                Sue Allcroft

Vice Chair       Bill Grisdale

Committee members

Peter Broom (Recreation & Amenities Chair)

Gordon Castle

John Humphries (Cemetery Chair)

George Mavin

Sue Patience

Martin Swinbank (Planning, Highways & Transport Chair)

Alan Symmonds

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PLANNING, HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORT COMMITTEE  

The Planning, Highways & Transport committee meets every month and is responsible for:

Car parking Local Transport Plan
Other planning matters Commenting on planning applications
Street naming

The following councillors sit on the Planning, Highways & Transport committee:

 

Chair                Martin Swinbank

Vice Chair       Martin Harrington

Committee members

Peter Broom

Peter Edge

John Humphries

George Mavin

Alan Symmonds

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RECREATION & AMENITIES COMMITTEE

The Recreation & Amenities committee meets six times a year and is responsible for:

Allotments Memorials
Alnwick in Bloom Play areas
Bus shelters Public seats
Civic matters Town twinning
Community projects Trees
Events

The following councillors sit on the Recreation & Amenities committee:

 

Chair              Peter Broom

Vice Chair     Peter Edge

Committee members

Bill Grisdale

Martin Harrington

George Mavin

Sue Patience

Martin Swinbank

Alan Symmonds

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