Council InformationCommittee Structure

Communications
Committee

The Communications Committee objective is to develop links within the community by informing parishioners of the aims and aspirations of the Parish Council. The committee develops printed publications, ensures up to date information is available via the parish website, to organise and support community events within the community to build stronger communities by way of effective communication. The committee ensures parish council representation at the annual May Fayre, the Burghfield Bike Ride, Burghfield Sports Day and the Macmillan Coffee morning

Committee Members
Nick Morse
Angela Gallagher
David Godwin
Tricia Hipwell
Libby Sharp
Tim Ansell
Jane Ansell
Andrea Hales

Community
Committee

The Community Committee’s focus is on issues such as the conservation and management of parish owned open spaces, parish and tree maintenance including litter collection, the maintenance of the five parish owned recreation grounds and liaison with the management of the Willink Recreation Centre. The Committee embraces the two allotment plots situated on the Common and Hatch areas, receiving recommendations from the allotments sub-committee.

The committee also oversees the management of the village hall to ensure business is conducted in accordance with the required legislative boundaries The day to day running of the village hall is the responsibility of Catherine Redding, the Hall Manager. Catherine is responsible for hall lettings and related administrative procedures.  The letting and maintenance of the Burghfield Millennium Pavilion also falls under the remit of the committee.

Committee Members
Ian Macfarlane (Chairman)
Maureen Cresser
Royce Longton
Angela Gallagher
Bill Neilson
Daniel Kellaway
Graham Harris
Andrea Hales

Finance and Governance
Committee

The Finance and Governance Committee’s purpose is to ensure accounting compliance by way of the budgeting and control of public finances. The committee monitors the internal and external audit of the councils finances and procedures to ensure the financial and legal business of the Parish Council is conducted within the recommended legislative boundaries. The Committee is also responsible for the allocation of financial grant contributions under the provisions of Section 137 of the Local Government Act, 1972.

Committee Members
Ian Macfarlane (Chairman)
Christopher Greaves
Carol Jackson-Doerge
Tim Ansell

Infrastructure
Committee

The Infrastructure committee’s focus is on planning, housing needs and in ensuring building compliance. Transport issues, road and safety improvements, energy conservation and preservation within the parish, the maintenance of footpaths and bridleways, general parish maintenance and policing and anti-social behaviour are all areas considered within the remit of the committee. This committee considers planning applications within the parish area submitted to West Berkshire District Council, monitoring both decisions and appeals. The committee also overseas the progress of the NDP (Neighbourhood Development Plan)

Committee Members
Christopher Greaves (Chairman)
Paul Lawrence
Maureen Cresser
Royce Longton
David Godwin
Tim Ansell
Daniel Kellaway
Ian Morrin
Alison May
Jane Ansell
Graham Harris

Community Hub Committee

The Community Hub Working Party is responsible for advising the parish council, liaising with consultants, the project management team, on specific matters as they pertain in the preparation and delivery of a Community Hub facility in Burghfield.

Committee Members
Carol Jackson-Doerge
(Chairman)
Christopher Greaves
Paul Lawrence
Ian Morrin
Libby Sharp

Allotments Sub-Committee

The Allotments Sub-Committee was appointed by the Community Committee in order to enhance communication between the Council and allotment tenants and to assist with the provision and management of allotments.

Committee Members
Graham Harris (Chairman)
Ian Macfarlane
Chris Price
Leanne Price
Ian Kitson
Taff Powell
Steve Trahearn
Val Brown

Neighbourhood Development Plan Committee

The NDP Committee consists of both community members and a minimum of 3 parish councillors.  Following the 2011 Act, a Parish council can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood. These policies are formulated in a Neighbourhood Development Plan. An NDP does not override the strategic context defined in local development plans. In particular, policies produced in an NDP cannot block development that is already part of the local development plan. However, an NDP can shape and influence where that development will go and what it will look like.

 

Burghfield and Mortimer
Neighbourhood Action Group

Not a Sub Committee of the Parish Council, but a Partnership Meeting set up in conjunction with the Thames Valley Police, on which the Parish Council has two representatives and also provides full administrative support. Burghfield was selected as one of 16 areas for the introduction of the National Police Reassurance Project, and has been involved in revised police activities in a combined effort to reduce local crime and also the fear of crime. This group has now been extended to include 7 additional parishes, and time will tell if the larger group is successful.

Burghfield
Parish Council

P.O Box 7381,
Reading
RG1 9XP

0118 983 1748
enquiries@burghfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk