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 which was agreed by Council May 2023.
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 Library Room in The Bridewell, The Bury.
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 2023-24 (updated at the Annual Council meeting 16.05.23)
Amenity Areas Committee: Cllr Sanger (Chair), Cllr Bell, Cllr Griffith, Cllr McFarlane, Cllr Seabrook Cllr Verdon.
Community Committee: Cllr McFarlane (Chair), Cllr Bell, Cllr Griffith, Cllr Sanger, Cllr Seabrook, Cllr Verdon, Cllr Woods.
Planning & Development Committee: Cllr Verdon (Chair), Cllr Bell, Cllr Cornall (Vice Chair), Cllr Stewart, Cllr Woods.
Staffing Committee: Cllr McFarlane (Chair), Cllr Seabrook, Cllr Tyler, Cllr Verdon.
Finance Committee: Cllr Tyler (Chair), Cllr Cornall, Cllr McFarlane, Cllr Verdon.
Current Working Groups
Armed Forces Day Working Party ToRs – April 2019
Climate Change Working Group ToRs – November 2021
Community Award Sub-Committee ToRs – July 2021
Countryside Conservation Volunteers Working Group ToR – October 2022
NH Plan MG ToRs – May 2019
Strategy Working Group ToR – July 2019
The Bridewell Working Group ToR – July 2021