Committee Structure and meeting dates + Cllr reps on outside bodies

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Committee Structure

Planning & Road Traffic

Assets and Services

Finance and Establishment

 S Anjum - (Chair) H Asker - (Chair) A Anjum
 A Coote A Coote (V-Chair)

 K Eden

 K Eden P G Fairhurst S Eden
 S Eden R Freeman P G Fairhurst
 P G Fairhurst S Eastham R Freeman
 R Freeman (V-Chair) K Eden P Gadd - (Chair)
 S Goddard M Hibbs M Hibbs (V-Chair)

 D Shah


 S Morris

 D Perry


 D Perry



Audley 0

Castle 2

Little Walden 1

Shire 5

Full Council

S Anjum

A Anjum

H Asker

A Coote

S Eastham

K Eden

S Eden

P G Fairhurst

R Freeman

P Gadd

S Goddard

M Hibbs

S Morris

 D Perry

 D Sadler

D Shah

Audley 3

Castle 3

Shire 3


Audley 3

Castle 1

Shire 4




Audley 4

Castle 4

Little Walden 1

Shire 7







Planning and Road Traffic

To ensure decisions on planning, road traffic and other matters referred to the committee balance the wishes of the applicant with those of other interested parties and to take account of the character and amenities of the town and the preservation of the Conservation Areas. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

All meetings commence at 7.30pm on the following dates and are held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.

2018: 11 and 25 January, 8 and 22 February, 8 and 22 March, 12 and 26 April, 10 and 24 May.

Assets and Services Committee

To ensure that all land under the Council's ownership and control are managed effectively to provide a pleasant and safe environment for residents and visitors to the town.  To ensure that all facilities comply with existing and new legislation. To oversee and be responsible for all of the Town Council's assets and services including all open spaces and buildings. 4th Monday of the month.

2018: 22 January, 26 February, 26 March, 23 April and 29 May (Tuesday).

Finance and Establishment

3rd Monday of the month

To supervise the financial planning activites of the Council as a whole.  To ensure that actions taken by the Council do not contravene statute or any other financial regulations.  To provide and maintain Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Terms of Reference within which Committees should operate.  These objectives should be achieved within the constraints of an annual budget.

2018: 15 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April and 21 May.

Full Council

To protect and encourage the future independent character and identity of Saffron Walden as a family friendly market town and provide a safe, healthy, economically prosperous environment for all who live in, work in, and visit the town.  To protect and enhance the historic green, open spaces and built environment of the town and its environs.

The Council will provide those local services for which it is responsbile in a friendly, efficient, transparent and prudent manner on a sustainable basis and where appropriate, in partnership with other authorities and organisations to ensure that the services are provided in an integrated fashion with minimum overlapping or expenditure.  The Council will provide a supportive working environment for all its employees and members to achieve our aims.

2nd Monday of the month

2018: 8 January, 12 February, 5th March (Annual Parish Meeting), 12 March, 9 April, Extraordinary meeting on 24 April at 1.30pm, 14 May (Combined Annual (General) Meeting followed by full Council, 26 May (Saturday) Mayor Making Ceremony at 10.00am Court Room, Town Hall followed by Church Service at St. Mary’s Church at 10.30am.

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