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Our committees

Our committees are our decision making bodies and are open to the public. There is a 30-minute public question time session at the start of the meeting when you can raise issues and ask questions. The public may attend meetings but not speak during the proceedings, apart from the question time session.

To view the calendar of meetings, please click HERE

To view agendas and minutes for committee meetings, please click HERE

Strategy and Resources committee
The committee decides the council’s policies and strategy.
Chairman: Councillor Sandie Webb
Vice Chairman: Councillor Peter Hutton
Members of the committee: Councillor Desna Allen, Councillor Jenny Budgell, Councillor Teresa Hutton, Councillor Nick Murry, Councillor Mary Norton, Councillor Ashley O’Neill, Councillor Michelle Pearce, Councillor Andy Phillips, Councillor Chris Ruck, Councillor John Scragg.

Amenities, Culture and Leisure committee
The committee oversees the council’s projects and activities including Stanley Park sports ground, Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre, John Coles Park and London Road cemetery.
Chairman: Councillor Desna Allen
Vice Chairman: Councillor Teresa Hutton
Members of the committee: Councillor Peter Bishop, Councilor Holly Bradfield, Councillor Bill Douglas, Councillor Rajvir Gill, Councillor Ruth Lloyd, Councillor Nina Phillips, Councillor David Powell, Councillor Chris Ruck, Councillor Melody Thompson, Councillor Sandie Webb.

Planning, Environment and Transport committee
This committee comments on planning applications and is consulted on a range of issues including licensing, street naming, road closures and future development.
Chairman: Councillor Peter Hutton
Vice Chairman: Councillor James Adman
Members of the committee: Councillor Richard Bambury, Councillor Peter Bishop, Councillor Jenny Budgell, Councillor Clare Cape, Councillor Bill Douglas, Councillor Michael Merry, Councillor Mary Norton, Councillor Michelle Pearce, Councillor Nina Phillips, Councillor Andy Phillips.

Civic Matters sub-committee
This committee is responsible for all Civic Matters for the Town including all activities for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Macebearer, Deputy Macebearer and Town Crier. This committee selects the Civic Award recipients each year and presents awards to individuals and groups at Civic Sunday each year. Civic Events include – Mayors Investiture, Civic Sunday, Remembrance Sunday, Commonwealth Day and Twinning visits with our 2 twin towns Friedberg in Germany and La Fleche in France.
Chairman: Councillor Mary Norton
Members of the committee: Councillor Desna Allen, Councillor Rajvir Gill, Councillor Michael Merry, Councillor Andy Phillips

Community Donations sub-committee
This committee meets three times a year and awards donations to community groups and non-profit making organisations for work contributing to the wellbeing of the community. Please see guidance notes for meeting dates.
Chairman: Councillor Desna Allen
Vice Chairman: Councillor David Powell
Members of the committee: Councillor Desna Allen, Councillor Peter Bishop, Councillor Teresa Hutton, Councillor Rajvir Gill, Councillor Ruth Lloyd, Councillor Mary Norton, Councillor David Powell.

A copy of the criteria and application form can also be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Community Donations Application Form

Community Donations Criteria

Community Donations Guidance Notes

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