The purpose of the Full Council is as follows:

  1. To develop Council strategy including:
    • Approval of the Council’s Corporate Plan;
    • Approval of the Council’s major policies (other than those policies delegated to the Audit & Governance Committee and the Personnel Committee); and
    • Determination of the Town Council’s Budget and Precept and approval of the Town Council’s Reserves and Capital Programme.
  2. To lead on civic matters and corporate decision-making including:
    • Appointment of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor;
    • Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies;
    • Approval of the Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegations;
    • Dealing with all matters of Town Council business unless Council decides specifically to delegate any such matters to the Council’s Committees; and
    • Taking appropriate action in respect of recommendations submitted by the Council’s Committees.
  3. To lead on budgetary control and internal control including:
    • Fulfilling responsibilities for the overall financial management of the Town Council including the receipt of budgetary control reports and implement any corrective actions required;
    • Making capital authorisations;
    • Reviewing and determining the adequacy of the Council’s Internal Control, Risk Management and Asset Management Arrangements;
    • Approval of the Annual Accounting Statements, Annual Governance Statement and sign off for External Audit annually;
    • Approval of any application for borrowing;
    • Appointment of the Internal Auditor, to receive reports from the Auditors and determine actions to be taken in response to the Auditor’s recommendations;
    • Authorisation (ratification) of payments made by the Town Council, approval of any grant for more than £1,000 and determination of the recommendations from the Grants Panel as part of the Annual Grants Round;
    •  Review the Town Council’s Banking and Insurance Arrangements (subject to delegation of certain actions to the Audit and Governance Committee and Town Clerk); and
    • Authorisation of the writing off of Bad Debts (subject to any delegation to the Town Clerk).

Members of the Full Council 

Councillor Oliver Amorowson
Councillor Linda Baxter
Councillor Gerard Brewster
Councillor Terence Carter
Councillor David Child
Councillor Maria Child
Councillor Paul Ekpenyong (Town Mayor)
Councillor Nick Gowrley
Councillor William Howman
Councillor Barry Humphreys MBE
Councillor Lesley Mayes
Councillor Dave Muller
Councillor Miles Row
Councillor Barry Salmon
Councillor Keith Scarff (Deputy Town Mayor)
Councillor Wendy Winchester

The Council meets each month at the Town Council offices at 7pm. Members of the public and press are very welcome to attend.

Council meeting dates for the municipal year 2019/2020 are as follows:

Wednesday 18th December 2019
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Wednesday 18th March 2020

Agenda for the next meeting


Minutes of Council meetings during 2019/20

15th May, 2019
19th June, 2019
17th July, 2019
18th September, 2019
16th October, 2019
20th November, 2019

Minutes of Council meetings during 2018/19

2nd May, 2018
20th June, 2018
18th July, 2018
19th September, 2018
17th October, 2018
21st November, 2018
19th December, 2018
6th February, 2019
6th March, 2019

Minutes of Council meetings during 2017/18

3rd May, 2017
7th June, 2017
5th July, 2017
6th September, 2017
21st November, 2017
20th December, 2017
7th February, 2018
21st March, 2018

Minutes of Council meetings during 2016/17

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4th May, 2016
1st June, 2016
7th September, 2016
5th October, 2016
22nd November, 2016
7th December, 2016
4th January, 2017
1st February, 2017
15th March, 2017

Minutes of Council meetings during 2014/15 and 2015/16

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4th June, 2014
3rd September, 2014
1st October, 2014
5th November, 2014
10th December, 2014
7th January, 2015
4th February, 2015
4th March, 2015
1st April, 2015
3rd June, 2015
1st July, 2015
2nd September, 2015
7th October, 2015
4th November, 2015
2nd December, 2015
6th January, 2016
3rd February, 2016
2nd March, 2016
6th April, 2016

Please click on the following link to view the minutes from the Council meetings in previous years:

2013 Minutes from Meetings
2012 Minutes from Meetings
2011 Minutes from Meetings
2010 Minutes from Meetings
2009 Minutes from Meetings