Full Council Meetings- Current Chair - Lisa Bayley

The Parish Council meets every month, except August. The May meeting is the 1st in the meeting calendar and is also the Annual Parish Meeting.

The eight elected councillors, who represent the civic Parish area, are mandated to attend each meeting.

The Council has established a number of Committees; these are smaller groups of Councillors that take on responsibilities delegated by the Parish Council. In some cases the Committees have delegated authority from the Parish Council to make decisions, set policy and agree strategy, in other cases the Committees have to refer matters back to the Parish Council for approval. The dates of Parish Council and Committee meetings can be found on our calendar.

The public and press are welcome to attend all meetings. Members of the public can address the Parish Council, or any committee meeting, on matters that are on the meeting agenda.

It is sometimes necessary for the Parish Council and Committees to discuss confidential matters, these are kept to an absolute minimum and when necessary the press and public will be asked to leave the meeting. This part of the meeting is normally identified on that meetings agenda.

Finance Committee

Your Parish Council raises a precept as part of your Council Tax bill to cover the cost of providing local services. Each month the Finance Committee meet to monitor expenditure against budgets and agree new expenditure. An Annual Report is provided by the Committee Chairman as part of the Annual Parish Meeting in May (view latest copy of report).

The role of the Finance Committee is to ensure the stability of the Parish finances and to budget for events determined by the full Parish Council. Finance Committee agendas and minutes can be found by clicking the link.

New Housing

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee meets after each parish council meeting to review and discuss all the planning Applications that have been received for Nash Mills. These are considered in light of the surrounding area, benefits or otherwise to the Community and neighbours. The Planning committee then makes their comments known to the relevant Case Officer who has to consider them when reviewing the case. The Planning Committee are of course not qualified Planning Officers however they are invited to attend seminars and forums from time to time, and when necessary work closely with the Council Officers.

Your current Chair of Planning is Peter Lardi.

Personnel Committee

The role of the Personnel Committee is to undertake the recruitment of paid Parish Council staff and to coordinate a business recruitment process – drafting job descriptions, responding to applications, assisting with the selection of candidates and arranging interviews.

Our part time Parish Warden - David Drew patrols Nash Mills in order to monitor and look out for safety issues and cleanliness etc in the area. It is also great to have the Parish Warden visible in Nash Mills in case the residents want to raise any issues.

We are not qualified in Personnel however, as with planning we are invited to attend seminars and forums from time to time. To fulfil this role you need to have a flair for administration and clerical tasks, have attention to detail, A good listener, be versatile, flexible, display an open mind to new personnel initiatives and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Your current Chair of Personnel is Lousie Gross