Committee details

Council

Purpose of committee

The Council has the following functions:

 

Adoption of and changes to the Constitution;

 

Approval of, adoption of and revisions to the policy framework and the budget. (The budget includes the allocation of financial resources to different services and projects, proposed contingency funds, the Council Tax base, setting the Council Tax and decisions relating to the control of the Council's borrowing requirement, the control of its capital expenditure and the setting of virement limits);

 

Adoption of Plans and Strategies including the Community Plan/Strategy, Capital Strategy, and other plans which it decides, as a matter of local choice, should be the responsibility of the Council to adopt;

 

Election/Appointment of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Council; the Leader and members of the Cabinet; members of Committees and Sub Committees;

 

Agreeing and amending the terms of reference for Committees, deciding on their composition and making appointments to them;

 

Appointing representatives to outside bodies;

 

Adoption of the District Council's Codes of Conduct;

 

Adopting an allowances scheme;

 

Confirming the appointment or dismissal of the Head of Paid Service;

 

Making, amending, revoking, re-enacting or adopting bylaws and promoting or opposing the making of local legislation or personal Bills;

 

Inviting contributions from relevant community groups or representatives; and

 

Agreeing and supporting the community engagement activities

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services Manager Tel: (01992) 564243. Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Phone: 01992 564243