Committees

Full Town Council

 The main Town Council meetings are chaired by the Mayor and meet six times per year. The Annual Town Council meeting is held in May each year, this is the meeting at which the Mayor and committees for the year are elected. The Full Council deals with statutory items, such as agreeing the Council Tax charge (precept).

Standing Committees

 Westbury Town Council has 3 standing committees, each responsible for different areas of work and council services:

 

Highways, Planning & Development Committee

Chair: Cllr Ian Cunningham
Vice Chair: Cllr David Tout
Members: Cllrs: Stephen Andrews (Ex-Officio), Mrs Sue Ezra,
Mrs Christine Mitchell, G King (Ex-Officio), Francis Morland, and Philip Wakeman.

The Highways, Planning & Development Committee meetings are held on the third Monday of the month and considers all planning applications submitted to Wiltshire Council for the town as well as other consultation matters relating to licensing, highways and planning.

 

Policy & Resources Committee

Chair: Cllr
Vice Chair: Cllr Mike Sutton
Members: Cllrs: Stephen Andrews (Ex-Officio), David Bradshaw, Russell Hawker, David Jenkins, Gordon King (Ex-Officio), and David Windess.

The Policy & Resources Committee meetings alternate with Town Council meetings and are usually held on the first Monday of the month.

 

Finance Committee

Chair: Cllr Mike Sutton
Vice Chair: Cllr
Members: Cllrs: Stephen Andrews (Ex-Officio), Ian Cunningham, Gordon King (Ex-Officio), Russell Hawker, Mike Sutton, Ian Taylor and David Tout

The Finance Committee manages the Town Council’s budgets to ensure all expenditure is authorised where necessary and income is collected.

 

All Westbury Town Council meetings are held in the Laverton Hall and commence at 7 pm and commence with a Public Forum, members of the public wishing to speak need to register by 6.50pm.

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COUNCIL ON OTHER BODIES

 

Army Liaison Committee:

Cllr David Tout 

BA13 Community Partnership:

Cllrs Ian Cunningham and Stephen Andrews

Community Area Transport Group (CATG):

Cllr Francis Morland 

Elblag Twinning Association:

Cllr Mike Sutton 

Warminster & Westbury CCTV Committee:

Cllrs R Hawker and David Tout

Westbury Amateur Swimming Association:

Cllr David Bradshaw

Westbury Area Board:

Cllrs Stephen Andrews and Mrs Sue Ezra

Westbury Chamber of Commerce, Trade & Industry:

Cllr David Jenkins

Westbury District Twinning Association:

Cllr Mike Sutton

Westbury Heritage Society:

Cllr Ian Cunningham 

Westbury (Wilts) Welfare of the Elderly Association:

Cllrs David Jenkins and Gordon King

Wiltshire Association of Local Councils:

Cllr Stephen Andrews

Wiltshire Council Rights-of-Way Contact:

Deborah Urch, Town Clerk (Reserve – Cllr David Tout)