Committee Structure and Committee Timetable

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List of Representatives on Outside Bodies 2020/21

Committee Structure

Planning & Transport

Assets and Services

Finance and Establishment

 J De Vries* (R4U) H Asker (R4U) J De Vries* (R4U)
 R Porch* (R4U)  A Coote (R4U)

 D Eke (R4U)

 R Freeman  (R4U)  J De Vries* (R4U)  P G Fairhurst (Green)
 P Gadd (R4U) K Frost (R4U) P Gadd (R4U) 
 K Gregory (R4U) R Freeman (R4U) P Hawke-Smith (R4U)
 P Hawke-Smith (R4U) B Light (Green)  L Millward (R4U)
 D McLellan (R4U) D McLellan (R4U) R Porch* (R4U)

 T Roberts (Green)


 R Porch* (R4U)

 T Roberts (Green)


 J Toy (R4U)

K Gregory (R4U)

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)

K Gregory (R4U)

P Hawke-Smith (R4U)

B Light (Green)

L 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) = 8

Green = 1




 Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) = 13

Green = 3







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

Planning and Transport

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:-

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, 9 and 23 September, 14 and 28 October, 11 November (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens) and 25 November, 9 December (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens) and 23 December (December meetings have been brought forward one week).

2022: 13 January (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens) and 27 January, 10 and 24 February, 10 March (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubillee Gardens) and 24 March, 14 and 28 April, 12 and 26 May & 9 and 23 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. 4th Monday of the month.

2021: 4 and 25 January, 22 February, 22 March, 26 April, 24 May, 28 June, 26 July has been cancelled, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November, 20 December.

2022: 24 January, 28 February, 28 March, 25 April, 23 May and 27 June.

Finance and Establishment

3rd Monday of the month

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.

2021: 18 January, 15 February, 15 March, 22 April at 6pm, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 20 September, 18 October, 15 November, 13 December.

2022: 17 January (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens), 21 February, 21 March, 19 April (moved to Tuesday as 18 April is Easter Monday), 16 May and 20 June.

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

2021: 11 January, 8 February, 8 March, 29 March (Annual Parish meeting), 12 April, 4 May (Annual (General) Meeting followed by Full Council) starts at 7pm, 14 June, 12 July, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens), 6 December (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens).

2022: 10 January (meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens), 14 February, 7 March (proposed date for the Annual Parish Meeting 2022); meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens) and 14 March, 11 April, 9 May (Full Council will be preceded by the Annual (General) Meeting at 7pm. The date of the Ceremonial Mayor Making to be determined. 13 June.

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