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Committees and working groups

These are the main committees and working groups that your councillors can opt to be a part of. Executive committees can make decisions, whereas non-executive committees and working groups must refer any decisions to executive committees or to full Council. For details of which executive committees councillors are involved in, visit the Your Councillors page.

Executive committees and sub-committees

Members of the public are entitled to attend any meeting of an executive committee, excluding personnel. There is an opportunity for the public to speak, however the three-minute rule must be adhered to – see here for guidance

See the calendar on the homepage for the relevant dates and times.

Community Involvement: CI focuses on projects such as community events. Some working groups report to CI.

Maintenance: Responsible for maintaining property owned by the parish council (both land and building) such as open spaces and The Memorial Hall.

Planning: Planning applications submitted to St Albans District Council that fall within the parish are reviewed individually. Recommendations for approval or refusal are made. More complex plans are referred to full Council.

Finance: Finances are reviewed periodically and initial yearly budgets prepared in readiness for full Council.

Personnel: Organisation of staffing matters.

Allotments (sub- committee): Maintenance and decisions regarding the four allotment sites. Reports to CI.

Non-executive committees and working groups

These groups include:

Neighbourhood Plan

Crinkle-Crankle Garden

Community Events

The Memorial Hall Project

For details of when the committee/working group meetings are, see the meetings calendar. If you have any questions regarding the meetings, please contact the office.