How it works
How it works
All meetings take place at the Town Hall every 4 weeks and the dates are on the Calendar on the homepage. The agendas and minutes are also published on the website.
Full Town Council Meetings
Full Town Council – all town councillors attend this meeting.
Remit: Adopts a Code of Conduct, appoints Committees, Adopts Policies & Procedures & Terms of Reference & Standing Orders, Co-opts Councillors, Appoints an Independent Internal Auditor, Appoints a Responsible Financial Officer, Authorises Expenditure from Reserves, Agrees an Annual Budget & Precept, Debates Matters of Public Interest, Confirms Eligibility of General Power of Competence, Approves the stages of the Neighbourhood Plan, Approves the Year End Accounts, makes Statement of Assurances, Makes resolutions to govern the work of the Council, Acts as Data Controller, Authorises special payments & contracts as required under Financial Regulations, Considers any legal matters including legal disputes, acquisitions and disposals of Fixed Assets, Authorises Expenditure of S106, To ensure that the council is adequately insured, To approve subscriptions.
Stonehouse Town Council Committees
Stonehouse Town Council has two committees – Town Business Committee and the Town Environment Committee.
The Town Business Committee
Remit: Insurance, budgeting, grants, accounting, risk assessments, Council Strategy, communications and community engagement, policies, upkeep and improvement of council premises and playing fields including Rest Garden, four recreation grounds, four play equipment areas, grass and hedge cutting, grass cutting equipment, youth services, staffing.
The Town Environment Committee
Committee Remit: Street furniture, Town Greens, seasonal displays, annual events, planning consultations including planning applications and strategic plans, traffic and transport, regeneration and environment issues, Neighbourhood Plan.
The Working Groups and sub-committee which report to Town Business Committee
Human Resources Sub Committee
Climate Change Action Group
Internal Audit Panel
Canal rejuvenation working group
Working Group which reports to Town Environment Committee
Transport & Highways