Odiham Parish Council conducts its business through an agreed committee structure which is widely accepted in the sector to allow sufficient time for debate at each meeting and focusses time, skills and experience in relevant areas. The full Council has the power to make all Council decisions in accordance with the Council’s adopted Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and delegates some of its business to committees which operate in accordance with adopted Terms of Reference.
Odiham Parish Council currently follows the agreed committee structure below:
Each meeting agenda pack is published under the meetings, agendas and minutes pages at least 3 clear days before the meeting date. Copies of the covering agenda pages are also published in the High Street noticeboard opposite the Co-op and in North Warnborough noticeboard opposite North Warnborough Village Hall.
All Council meetings are open to residents to attend unless otherwise stated on the agenda. Council meetings are normally held in The Parish Room in The Bury but, as the Council has no power to restrict numbers, meetings are currently held electronically via Zoom and joining instructions are shown on each agenda.
In addition to full Council and committees, working groups are regularly set up for specific projects or partnerships. These are generally task & finish groups which sometimes include community or outside body representatives and do not have decision making powers. The meetings are not open to members of the public, however, reports or decisions from the meetings are usually reported at a full Council or committee meeting.
Committee Membership 2021-22
Amenity Areas Committee: Cllr Raw (Chair), Cllr K Ball, Cllr Coleman (Vice Chair), Cllr MacPhee, Cllr McFarlane, Cllr Stewart
Community Committee: Cllr McFarlane (Chair), Cllr K Ball, Cllr Brown, Cllr Fraser, Cllr MacPhee (Vice Chair), Cllr Verdon.
Planning & Development Committee: Cllr Verdon (Chair), Cllr K Ball, Cllr Coleman, Cllr Fraser, Cllr MacPhee, Cllr Stewart (Vice Chair).
Traffic & Transport Committee: Cllr Stewart (Chair), Cllr Brown, Cllr Fraser, Cllr MacPhee (Vice Chair), Cllr Raw.
Staffing Committee: Cllr McFarlane (Chair), Cllr Coleman, Cllr Raw, Cllr Verdon.
Finance Committee: Cllr Coleman (Chair), Cllr McFarlane, Cllr Raw (Vice Chair), Cllr Stewart.
Current Working Groups
Armed Forces Day Working Party ToRs – April 2019
Community Award Sub-Committee ToRs – July 2021
Odiham Conservation Area Appraisal working party May 2019
NH Plan MG ToRs – May 2019
Library Working Group Terms of Reference – July 2021
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event Working Group – July 2021
Spooktacula Working Party ToRs – May 2019
Strategy Working Group ToR – July 2019
The Bridewell Working Group ToR – July 2021
Website Upgrade Working Group ToR – May 2020
Village Centre Action Plan ToR – February 2021