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The Parkhouse Centre
Ergue-Gaberic Way
Bude EX23 8LD

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Full Council

 

Bude-Stratton Town Council has 18 seats with Councillors elected to represent three wards:

 

Bude
Stratton
Flexbury and Poughill

 

The Full Council meets once a month, ordinarily on the first Thursday at 6.30pm. The schedule of meetings can be found here.

 

All Town Councillors have a vote at Full Council which is chaired by the Mayor of Bude-Stratton Town Council – Councillor Bob Willingham, with Deputy Mayor Councillor Peter Moores as Vice-Chairman.

 

The Council does not have a formal Chamber, meeting instead in the small, purpose built Conference Room to the rear of the Parkhouse Centre. The Conference Room is available to hire when not in use for official Council business.

 

Councillors are elected or co-opted and remain in office for 4 years, unless they choose to resign or are disqualified. Elections are next due to take place May 2021.

Committees

 

The business of Bude-Stratton Town Council is carried out through Full Council and Committees. Each Committee has terms of reference, which define the purpose, structure and responsibilities of the Committee.

 

Bude-Stratton Town Council currently has six Committees:

The Climate Change and Environment Committee meets four times a year (typically Thursdays at 6.30pm), and at any other time if required by the Committee Chairman. To see meeting dates and times click here.

 

The current members of the Climate Change and Environment Committee are:

 

TBA (Chairman)
TBA 
(Vice-Chairman)
Cllr Simon Browning

Cllr Brian Dixon
Cllr Lea Deely
Cllr Peter La Broy

Cllr Ian Mason

Cllr Robert Uhlig
Cllr Lesley Moores
Cllr Peter Moores
Cllr Norman Tucker
Cllr Derek Towl

Cllr Bob Willingham

The Committee terms of reference include:

  • To develop a Community Climate Action Plan for recommendation to Full Council
  • Monitor the implementation of the Environmental Policy and undertake annual review of the policy
  • Demonstrate leadership to the community by providing / signposting information for local residents
  • Support the development and implementation of Cornwall Council’s Climate Action Plan
  • Work with relevant local community groups to build sustainability into economic development plans.
  • To work with those developing the local Neighbourhood Plan to ensure suitable energy and environmental policies are developed and promoted
  • To overview Resilience and Emergency Planning
  • To review and make recommendation on other policies of the Council

The Operational Services Committee meets approximately every six weeks (typically Thursdays at 6.30pm), and at any other time if required by the Committee Chairman. To see the full list of meeting dates and times, click here.

 

The current members of the Operational Services Committee are:

 

Vacant (Chairman)
Cllr Paul Tilzey 
(Vice-Chairman)
Cllr Simon Browning
Cllr Lea Deely
Cllr Peter La Broy
Cllr Lesley Moores
Cllr Frank Partridge
Cllr Heather Partridge
Cllr Peter Moores
Cllr Norman Tucker
Cllr Derek Towl

The Committee terms of reference include:

  • The improvement, maintenance and management of all open spaces, grounds and play areas owned and managed by the Town Council (including grass cutting and routine maintenance of assets)
  • The monitoring and management of war memorials within the Town Council area – currently Shalder Hill and Stratton
  • The provision, management and maintenance of Town Council noticeboards
  • The provision, management and maintenance of Town Council owned festive lighting with the area
  • The provision, management and maintenance of public seats, litter bins and dog bins provided and owned by the Town Council
  • Management of car parking areas
  • Management of Poughill Cemetery
  • Management of the Meteorological Station on Shalder Hill
  • The future provision and maintenance of current bus shelters which include those at Hillhead, Stratton Medical Centre, the Strand, Poughill and Treleven Road
  • Sand Dunes and water quality issues

The Finance and Property Committee meets monthly (typically 9.30am Thursdays), and at other times if required by the Committee Chairman. To see the full list of meeting dates and times, click here. The Committee comprises 12 members which will always include the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

The current members of the Finance and Property Committee are:

 

Cllr Peter Moores (Chairman)
Cllr Frank Partridge
Cllr Derek Towl
Cllr Lea Deely
Cllr Peter Kelly
Cllr Peter La Broy
Cllr Lesley Moores
Cllr Heather Partridge
Cllr Paul Tilzey
Cllr Norman Tucker
Cllr Bob Willingham

Vacancy

The Committee terms of reference include:

  • Financial planning and stability of the Council, undertaking a corporate landlord function, controlling capital spending and major refurbishments
  • The preparation of annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • Reviewing all Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
  • Regulation and control of Council finances and accounting regulations
  • Consideration of any matters arising from the reports of the internal and external auditors
  • Approval of schedules of payments
  • Risk management
  • Review of insurance cover
  • Approval of virement applications from Committees
  • Consideration of local organisations’ request for grants
  • The negotiation of leases and licences between the Council and a third party
  • The negotiation of changes to Council property holdings
  • The security of all Town Council buildings
  • Drawing up a register of Town Council property and registration of its title with the Land Registry
  • Management of land issues and car parks

This list is not exhaustive and is a summary of the current powers and scope of the Committee.

The Communities Committee meets approximately every six weeks (typically Thursdays at 6.30pm) and at other times if required by the Committee Chairman. To see the full list of meeting dates and times, click here.

 

The current members of the Communities Committee are:

 

Cllr Tony Gibbs (Chairman)
Cllr Simon Browning (Vice-Chairman)
Vacancy
Cllr Simon Browning
Cllr Lea Deely
Cllr Peter La Broy
Cllr Tony Philp
Cllr Lesley Moores
Cllr Peter Moores
Cllr Frank Partridge
Cllr Heather Partridge
Cllr Paul Tilzey
Cllr Norman Tucker
Cllr Bob Willingham

The Committee terms of reference include:

  • Overseeing the heritage displays
  • Management of Bude Library Service
  • Overseeing operation of the Parkhouse Centre
  • Management of The Castle and its grounds (including the Bandstand)
  • Management of the Pitch and Putt facility
  • Management of the Stamford Hill Battlefield site
  • Management of the Barge Workshop at Helebridge
  • Management of Poughill Churchyard
  • The consideration of heritage issues and matters relating to conservation areas and the listing of buildings
  • To encourage and sponsor arts, cultural and heritage events within the Town within the budgetary provision agreed by the Council
  • Liaison with Cornwall Council and other local bodies established for the promotion and/or management of arts and heritage facilities and activities
  • Town Twinning

The Planning Committee meets every two weeks, typically 9.30am on Thursdays. To see the full list of meeting dates and times, click here.

 

The current members of the Planning Committee are:

 

Cllr Bob Willingham (Chairman)
Cllr Brian Dixon (Vice-Chairman)
Cllr Lea Deely
Vacancy
Cllr Peter La Broy
Cllr Lesley Moores
Cllr Derek Towl
Cllr Tony Philp
Cllr Tony Gibbs

The Committee terms of reference include:

  • The consideration of planning applications made to Cornwall Council. (Bude-Stratton Town Council is a statutory consultee on every plan and application submitted within its area. The committee meets to consider any planning applications and submits its recommendation to Cornwall Council. Cornwall Council then decide on applications in light of the responses from the Town Council, other statutory consultees and advice from its own planning officers.)
  • To decide on calling in proposed Cornwall Council Officer decisions to a Cornwall Council Planning Committee
  • Review of the Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Input to economic development plans
  • To respond to Cornwall council and national planning policy consultations

 

Any major developments are usually referred to the Full Council for its consideration.

The Cornwall Local Plan was formally adopted on November 22nd 2016. The Bude-Stratton Neighbourhood Plan is a major part of the local planning process as it progresses towards becoming a material consideration with legal status that will guide planning decisions in the area as part of the developing Cornwall Local Plan.

The Staffing Committee meets quarterly and as required. To see the full list of meeting dates and times, click here.

 

The current members of the Staffing Committee are:

 

Cllr Bob Willingham (Chairman)
Cllr Peter Moores (Vice-Chairman)
Cllr Lea Deely
Cllr Peter Kelly
Cllr Frank Partridge
Cllr Heather Partridge
Vacancy
Cllr Derek Towl
Cllr Tony Philp

The Councillors who serve on the Staffing Committee should have some HR experience and be willing to commit to undertake employment law training as soon as they are elected to the Committee.

The Committee terms of reference include:

  • To maintain the staffing levels necessary to efficiently discharge the work required by the Council and to review the workloads periodically and report any recommendations for change to the full Council
  • To maintain confidentiality over all staffing matters as required under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Code of Conduct
  • To deal with all matters relating to staff conduct

CONTACT US

If you would like to get in touch please contact us by:

Emailing
office@bude-stratton.gov.uk

Telephoning
01288 353576

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.00pm

Writing to us:
Bude-Stratton Town Council
The Parkhouse Centre
Ergue-Gaberic Way
Bude
EX23 8LD

VISIT US

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Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 1.15pm to 3.30pm