Committees

Full Council

Prior to the Coronavirus crisis the Full Council meeting would usually take place on the first Wednesday of each month except in August. This meeting receives reports from our District and County Council representatives and the local Police. It also ratifies decisions made at the four sub-committees.

Works Service & Planning

This committee receives planning applications from Teignbridge District Council and are consultees only, therefore can forward a comment, however, the final decision is made by TDC Planning Committee. This Committee also looks after the provision of bus shelters and grit-bins around the town. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month except in December when the meeting is brought forward to the second Wednesday due to the Christmas break.

Finance

This committee deals with the financial responsibilities of the Council, budgets and insurance matters. It also administers the granting of small sums to local organisations annually in March. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month except in August when there is no meeting, and December when the meeting is brought forward to the second Wednesday.

Recreation, Footpaths & The Fountain

This committee was merged in 2019 with Community Hall & Recreation, so please refer to that heading. This committee deals with the management of our parks and the public footpaths within the town boundaries, as well as the Fountain area in the centre of old Kingsteignton. It meets of the second Wednesday of the month except in August.

Community Hall & Recreation

This committee deals with the management and upkeep of the Community Hall and it's grounds, Clifford Park, Oakford Lawn, the Fountain and also the DCC P3 Rural Footpaths. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month except in August and December.

Community & Fountain

This committee deals with the management and upkeep of the Community Hall and it's grounds. It meets on the second Wednesday of the month except in August.

Committees, Agendas & Minutes

CORONAVIRUS - Update on how Council Meetings are held

During the Coronavirus crisis all Council Meetings that take place on a Wednesday evening are now taking place virtually via Zoom.

During normal times, all meetings would be held in the Mary Hall Suite at the Community Hall, however during these unprecedented times that we are currently all in, in order to comply with Government guidelines we are unable to meet in person and have been holding Full Council Meetings via Zoom between Councillors and the Town Clerk/Deputy Clerk.

However, we are pleased to advise that since Wednesday 2 September 2020, we are now able to invite members of the public to join our Council meetings virtually via Zoom. Should you wish to do so, please follow the joining instructions on the link shown on the 'Meeting Notice' or Agenda approximately 15 minutes prior to the start time of the meeting. Should you wish to speak about a matter at the meeting, you may arrange to do so with the permission of the Chairman by contacting the Town Clerk by telephone on: 01626 364089 at least 3 days prior to the meeting.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by not being able to hold meetings at the Community Hall at present.

You can download the council meeting agendas and minutes, by clicking on the committee names below.

Decision making

The Full Council (a meeting of all council members) is responsible for all decisions. But in practice, most of the work is given to smaller groups of Councillors in Committees, or Council Officers (paid staff).

Every Council must publish:

  • Details of when key decisions will be taken
  • Papers of meetings – at least 5 working days beforehand
  • Minutes of meetings – showing the decisions that were made


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