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Committees and Working Parties

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Structure of Redbourn Parish Council

Redbourn Parish Council conducts most of its business through 9 different committees/working parties which meet regularly to discuss issues and make decisions. All committees report back through Full Council. Sub-Committee or Working Parties are appointed to look at particular issues and report back either to the Full Council or to a formal Committee.

All Council and Committee meetings where decisions are made are held in public. Only sensitive matters e.g. personnel, commercial contracts and legal advice are considered in closed session.

When matters arise that require an urgent decision the Clerk may call an extraordinary meeting between the regular meeting dates. These extraordinary meetings are held in public and are advertised and managed in the same way as regular meetings.

Commons, Footpaths and Open Spaces Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Parish Centre (except for August).

The Finance and Policy Committee meets bi-monthly, at a date set by the Clerk, commencing at 7.30pm.

Full Council meetings are normally held at the Parish Centre at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except in August). The agenda for these meetings are advertised at least three days in advance on the public notice boards and online. Please see the diary section for more information and to confirm the venue. Each meeting starts with a public open session.

Management and Communications Committee meetings are normally held at 10.00 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. This committee is responsible primarily for finance, planning, staffing and other resource related matters. *** Where necessary personnel matters are addressed by this committee e.g. appointments, pay and conditions, staff appraisals, training and development, and recruitment. Personnel matters are always considered in confidence in closed session.

The Planning Committee meets every 4 weeks on a Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm to discuss planning applications within the parish boundary. The Committee does not grant or refuse planning applications, it only makes recommendations based upon local knowledge and planning policy. St Albans Distict Council makes the decisions taking into account the views of the Redbourn Planning Committee.