Committee Structure and Committee Timetable

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List of Representatives on Outside Bodies 2019/20

Committee Structure

Planning & Road Traffic

Assets and Services

Finance and Establishment

 H Asker* (R4U) H Asker* (R4U) H Asker* (R4U)
 R Porch* (R4U) Chair A Coote (R4U)


 P Gadd  (R4U) Dep Chair R Freeman (R4U)  J de Vries (R4U)
 J De Vries (R4U) K Frost (R4U) D Eke (R4U) 
 R Freeman (R4U) P Gadd (R4U) P G Fairhurst (Green)
 P Hawke-Smith (R4U) B Light (Green)  P Hawke-Smith (R4U)
 D McLellan (R4U) D McLellan (R4U) Millward (R4U)

 T Roberts (Green)


 R Porch* (R4U)

 T Roberts (Green)


 R Porch* (R4U)

 J Toy (R4U) Chair


Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) = 7

Green = 1


Full Council

H Asker (R4U)

A Coote (R4U)


J de Vries (R4U)

D Eke (R4U)

P G Fairhurst (Green)

R Freeman (R4U)

K Frost (R4U)

P Gadd (R4U)

P Hawke-Smith (R4U)

B Light (Green)

 Millward (R4U)

 D McLellan (R4U)

 R Porch (R4U)

T Roberts (Green)

J Toy (R4U)

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) = 7

Green = 2


Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) = 7

Green = 1




 Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) = 12

Green = 3







* Note that the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Town Council are ex-officio members of each Committee.

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.

2019: 13 and 27 June, 11 and 25 July, 8 and 22 August, 12 and 26 Septembe, 10 and 24 October, 14 and 28 November and 12 December. 2020: 9 and 23 January, 13 and 27 February, 12 and 26 March, 9 and 23 April, 14 and 28 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.

2019: 24 June, 22 July, 23 September, 28 October, 25 November and Thursday, 19 December.

2020: 27 January, 24 February, 23 March, 27 April, 25 May.

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.

2019: 17 June, 15 July, 16 September, 21 October, 18 November, 16 December.

2020: 20 January, 17 February, 16 March, 20 April, 18 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

2019: 13 May (Annual (General) Meeting followed by Full Council and 1 June (Mayor Making) at 10.30am, 10 June, 8 July, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 9 December.

2020: 13 January, 10 February, 9 March, 30 March (Annual Parish meeting), 14 April (moved to Tuesday as Monday 13 is Easter Monday), 11 May (Annual (General) Meeting followed by Full Council), 6June (moved to Tuesday as Monday 27 is a Bank holiday)

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