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Roles & Responsibilities of the Parish Council

Roles undertaken by Councillors - 2021 - 2022 as approved at the Annual Council Meeting on 5 May 2021 and amended March 2022

Chair of the Parish Council: Councillor Christopher Dashper

Vice- Chair of the Parish Council: Councillor Bryan Rainbow

Councillors Dashper, Rainbow and West are the members of the Policy and Resources Committee. 

Councillors Rainbow (Chair), Balaam, Bond, Morris and West are the members of the Emergency Planning Committee.

Councillors Dashper (Chair), Balaam, Haley, Morris, Rainbow and West are the members of the Planning Committee.

Councillors Cornell, Grant, Hay and Morris are members of the Climate Awareness and Environment Committee.

As the Parish Council is the custodian trustee of the New Green Centre, 6 trustees are appointed by the Parish Council to the Trust which operates the centre. 

The play equipment installed and managed by the council and sited at both the New Green Centre and Heath Road is monitored by the Councillors of the Recreational Facilities Committee.

As the Parish Council is the Corporate Trustee for Thurston Recreation Ground, 6 Councillors have been appointed to the Recreational Facilities Committee to manage the playing field and pavilion at Church Road as well as the other community open space play areas in the village. Councillors Rainbow (Chair); Bond; Grant; Hay; Morris and West are the parish council appointed members of the committee. 

All Councillors are invited to attend the quartertly meetings of the Suffolk Association of Local Councils.

Councillor Haley and hay sit on the Friends of Thurston Library Group.

Councillor Morris represents the Parish Council on the Cavendish Hall Trust.   

Councillor Rainbow is the Council's Internal Audit Control Officer and carries out quarterly reviews of the system of internal control.

Councillors Dashper, Morris and West are the Parish Council's authorised signatories.

Councillor Hay and Morris are the Parish Council appointed Tree Wardens.

Councillor Morris is the Parish Council appointed Footpath Warden assisted by Councillor Cornell.

Mrs Jannette Service & Mrs Irene Churchus are the Parish Council appointed Thurston Relief in Need Charity Representatives.

Councillor Morris is the Parish Council appointed Local Recorder for Thurston.

Delegated Powers

Powers delegated to the Clerk 

Powers delegated under Thurston's Dispensation Policy

 

Terms of Reference for Council's Committees

Climate Awareness and Environment Committee

Emergency Planning Committee

Recreational and Leisure Facilities Committee

Planning Committee

Policy and Resources Committee