Committee & Meeting Structure

There are three committees which meet on roughly a six weekly basis. Each committee’s responsibilities are listed below:

Planning Committee

Planning applications, planning issues, urban open spaces, South Ward open spaces, Burial Ground, rural footpaths and transport issues

Members of the Planning Committee are Councillors Barry Adams, Zoe Bloom, Nick Gillett, Louise Harris, Christine Howard (Chairman), Sarah Hurley, Paul Hulbert, Phil King, Dave Lane, Annette Parsons, Mandy Sainsbury (Vice Chairman), Jean Thomas and Chris Zapata

CommunityLeisure and  Environment Committee

Play areas at Lilliput Park, Goldcrest Park and Woodchester Park, Kelston Close playing fields and Multi Use Games Area, Lilliput park, Wapley Nature Reserve, Wapley Common and picnic area, allotments, Summer playschemes and youth and community activities

Members of the Community, Leisure and Environment Committee are Councillors Barry Adams, Zoe Bloom, Nick Gillett, Louise Harris, Christine Howard, Sarah Hurley, Paul Hulbert (Vice – Chairman), Phil King, Dave Lane, Annette Parsons, Jean Thomas and Chris Zapata (Chairman)

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Parish Hall management, salaries and administration, office expenses, Chairman’s allowance, grants and donations and election expenses

Members of the Finance Committee are Councillors Barry Adams (Vice Chairman), Christine Howard, Paul Hulbert, Dave Lane, Annette Parsons (Chairman),  Jean Thomas and Chris Zapata (Nick Gillett and Mandy Sainsbury)

After each cycle of committee meetings a Full Council meeting is held and details of these are posted on our noticeboards at the Parish Hall and St Peter’s Church at Wapley.

Additionally in May each year an Annual Meeting of the Council is held which is similar to an AGM where the Chairman and other officers are elected. A separate Annual Parish Meeting, to which all Parishioners are invited is held in April time.