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Roles & Responsibilities of the Parish Council

Roles undertaken by Councillors - 2023 as approved at the Annual Council Meeting on 17  May 2023. 

Chair of the Parish Council Councillor Christopher Dashper
Vice- Chair of the Parish Council Councillor Bryan Rainbow
Emergency Planning Committee Councillors Rainbow (Chair), Balaam, Bond, Morris, Moy and West
Leisure and Environment Committee Councillors Bond, Gerrish, Morris, Moy,  Pott,  Smith and Welham 
Planning Committee Councillors Dashper (Chair), Balaam, Morris, Rainbow, Smith, West and Welham
Policy and Resources Committe Councillors Balaam, Bond, Dashper, Moy, Rainbow and West

 

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 Leisure and Environment Committee.

 

As the Parish Council is the Corporate (Sole) Trustee for Thurston Recreation Ground, the following Councillors have been appointed to the Recreation Ground Trust Committee to manage the playing field and pavilion at Church Road. Councillors Rainbow (Chair); Bond; Gerrish; Hay; Morris and Pott are the parish council appointed members of the committee which acts in accordance with Charity Law.

 

All Councillors are invited to attend the quartertly meetings of the Suffolk Association of Local Councils.
Councillor Rainbow sits on the Friends of Thurston Library Group.
Councillor Morris represents the Parish Council on the Cavendish Hall Trust.  
Councillors Rainbow and West are the Council's Internal Audit Control Officers and carry out quarterly reviews of the system of internal control.
Councillors Balaam, 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.
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

Emergency Planning Committee Leisure and Environment Committee
Planning Committee Policy and Resources Committee