Membership of Barton Upon Humber Town Council committees
The Community Committee is responsible for the Christmas Festival, including the town centre Christmas decorative lighting and the Christmas tree. It also organises the annual Picnic in the Park event and provides donations to local organisations. Regular Financial support is given to: Barton Arts, Barton Bike Night, Barton Carnival, Barton Lions Bonfire & Firework Display, Barton Tourism Partnership and the Rural Car Scheme. It puts additional funding towards keeping the public conveniences open longer hours and pays for the maintenance of the town clock. The other major work undertaken by the committee is the publication of ‘The Bartonian’ six times a year. Cllr A Chapman (Vice Chairman), Cllr N Jacques, Cllr N Pinchbeck, Cllr B Troop (Chairman), Cllr N Turner, Cllr P Vickers and Cllr A Watson are members of the Community Committee.
The Environment Committee organises the ‘Best Kept Gardens/Hanging Baskets Competitions and the presentation evening, the Town’s entry into regional competitions, the provision of hanging baskets and planters. The Committee also has a budget for public seats, notice boards and litter bins. Annual bulb and tree planting projects are undertaken in partnership with other local organisations – Barton Lions, Rotary and Civic Society. The committee also supports the local town bus service. Cllr L Bennet, Cllr A Chapman, Cllr N Jacques (Chairman), Cllr N Pinchbeck, Cllr Mrs Thornton, Cllr B Troop and Cllr A Watson are members of the Environment Committee.
As a consultee the Planning Committee considers and passes objections or comments upon local planning applications submitted to the local planning authority, which is North Lincolnshire Council. The committee meet every four weeks at the Assembly Rooms, Queen Street with agendas being published on NLC web site and Barton Town Council’s web site. Members of the public are welcome to attend. However, if they wish to make comment on an application to the Committee they must notify the Town Clerk prior to the meeting and the granting of permission will be at the chair’s discretion. Cllr N Jacques (Vice Chairman), Cllr N Pinchbeck (Chairman), Cllr Mrs C Thornton, Cllr N Turner, Cllr K Vickers and Cllr A Chapman are members of the Planning Committee.
Finance & General Purposes Committee
This committee is responsible for the Financial Management of the Council. This includes monitoring of income and expenditure, budgeting, external and internal audit as well as the council banking arrangements. It is also responsible for keeping an up-to-date Asset Register and review of the Council Health and Safety Policy and Risk Management Policy. The Committee will review all council policies and manage and recommend to Full Council any grant funding that has been requested and approved. Cllr L Bennet, Cllr A Chapman (Vice Chairman), Cllr P Vickers (Chairman), Cllr N Jacques, Cllr Mrs C Patterson, Cllr N Pinchbeck and Cllr B Troop are members of the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
This committee is responsible for the review of the staffing structure and personnel policies. It will oversee the recruitment of staff as well as the execution of new employment contracts when required. The committee will review performance management and staff training programmes and recommend any staff related expenditure changes to the Finance & General Purposes Committee. Cllr L Bennet, Cllr P Vickers and Cllr B Troop are members of the Personnel Committee.