Council and committee meetings

COUNCIL MEETINGS

The council meets on a regular basis to consider the items that have been reserved for consideration by the full council (eg approval of the budget and precept), and also to approve the Minutes of the committee meetings and to consider the recommendations put forward by each of the committees.

Council meetings give an opportunity for Councillors to consider more strategic matters.

Meetings are open to the public to attend, and include an allocated time on the agenda for public speaking – please contact us in advance to advise if you wish to register to speak at a meeting of the Council or any of the committees.  We ask that you speak on a matter relevant to whichever meeting is attended.

 PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Planning Committee is responsible for agreeing the town council’s responses to consultations from the Planning Authority and Licensing Authority on Planning and Licensing applications.

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

The Resources Committee is responsible for finance, staffing (structure and recommendations to Council), Property, Community Grants and Communications.

FACILITIES COMMITTEE

Newly created in May 2014, the Facilities Committee is responsible for community facilities provided by St Ives Town Council, including the Guildhall, public conveniences and the Visitor & Information Centre.

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

The Community & Environment Committee is responsible for Community Buildings (including the Guildhall and public conveniences), Traffic, Parking, Footpaths, Open Spaces, Allotments, Community Safety & Emergency Planning, Waste / Recycling, St Ives in Bloom, Seagulls.

VISITOR & INFORMATION CENTRE COMMITTEE

The Visitor & Information Centre Committee was responsible for overseeing the operation of the Visitor & Information Centre.

The Visitor & Information Centre Committee was extended in May 2014 to become the Facilities Committee.   From June 2014, V&IC matters will be considered by the Facilities Committee.

STAFFING COMMITTEE

The Staffing Committee is responsible for staffing (recruitment, appraisals, terms and conditions of employment)

HEALTH & SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Health & Safety Advisory Committee is responsible for Health and Safety regarding the operation and activities of the town council, including policies, implementation and review.

DEVOLUTION PANEL

The Devolution Panel is responsible for leading on the devolution of services from Cornwall Council to the town council.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is made up of town councillors and community volunteers who are working to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the St Ives Area.