To supervise the financial planning activities 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. Meetings on the 3rd Monday of the month.
2021: 18 January, 15 February, 15 March, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 20 September, 18 October, 15 November, 13 December.
2022: 17 January (Garden Room, Jubilee Gdns), 21 February, 21 March, Tuesday 19 April (Monday 18th is Easter Monday), 16 May and 20 June.
Planning and Transport
To ensure decisions on planning, transport 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. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
All meetings commence at 7.30pm on the following dates and are held via Zoom.
2021: 14 and 28 January, 11 and 25 February, 11 and 25 March, 8 and 22 April, 13 and 27 May, 10 and 24 June, 8 and 22 July, 12 and 26 August, 9 and 23 September, 14 and 28 October, 11 November (Garden Room, Jubilee Gdns) and 25 November, 16 December (Garden Room, Jubilee Gdns)
2022: 13 January (Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens) and 27 January, 10 and 24 February, 10 March (Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens) and 24 March, 14 and 28 April, 12 and 26 May, 9 and 23 June.
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. Meetings on 2nd Monday of the month.
2021: 11 January, 8 February, 8 March, 29 March (Annual Parish meeting), 12 April, 4 May, 14 June, 12 July, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November (Garden Room), 6 December.
2022: 10 January (Garden Room), 14 February, 7 March (Garden Room) proposed date for Annual Parish Meeting 2022 which must be held between 1 March and 1 June, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May (full Council meeting will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 7pm. 28 May Mayor Making. 13 June.
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. Meetings on the 4th Monday of the month.
2021: 4 and 25 January, 22 February, 22 March, 26 April, 24 May, 28 June, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November, 20 December.
2022: 24 January, 28 February, 28 Mach, 25 April, 23 May and 27 June.