Councillor Responsibilities (Committees, Working Groups, Community Group Representatives and Appointed Representatives)

August 2020

Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council: Councillor Chris Ray

Vice Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council: Councillor Stephen Fairchild

All councillors are expected to serve on at least two of the following groups. A committee is a formal group with an agenda and minutes. A working group reports its business and makes recommendations to a council meeting. Community Group representatives are also appointed by the Council to serve on various bodies according to their constitutions.

The members serving in these various capacities are shown beneath each group.

Code of Conduct Committee – This committee will meet when a complaint has been made against another councillor for breaches of the Code of Conduct.    Current members: C Ray, S Smith & G Wilson.  Two additional members from Sutton & Wilburton Parish Councils will also sit on the committee.

Finance & Emergency Committee – Usually consists of six councillors, including Chairman & Vice Chairman, to consider and make recommendations to the Council on financial matters. Also has delegated authority to make some decisions on behalf of the Parish Council.
Current members:  S Barnard, S Fairchild, P Goddard,  C Ray, S Smith & G Wilson

Planning Committee – The Parish Council is not a planning authority, but is consulted and comments on applications in the parish. Plans are received by the Clerk and a dedicated group of four councillors serves for three months of the year to consider plans and if necessary call a planning meeting. The remaining members of the Parish Council can also request a planning meeting if they feel it is necessary and all parish councillors have voting rights at the meetings. A list of planning applications will also be displayed on this website and on the noticeboards to allow members of the public to submit their comments to the Parish Council.

Current membership                                                                                                       January – March: S Fairchild, P Goddard 

April – June: M Hugo, C Ray & S Smith                                                           

July – September: S Barnard, S Cheetham, P Goddard & T Scott                

October – December: S Cheetham, S Fairchild, G Wilson

Road Safety Committee – This committee meets regularly to consider and action all issues of road safety in the parish together with working to minimise the problems with HCVs in the village.  Current membership

S Barnard, P Goddard, C Ray & G Wilson

Working Groups:

Allotments – This group oversees the allotment sites at the Burial Ground in Chewells Lane and at Haddenham Recreation Field. To enquire about availability of allotments please contact the Assistant Parish Clerk on 01353 749919 or email:
Current members:  P Goddard, J Sanford & T Scott

Christmas Lights -Responsible for the village display of lights and Christmas trees. Current members: S Fairchild, P Goddard 

Communications – This group was formed in June 2015 to oversee, consider and improve all communication methods between the Parish Council and residents of Haddenham & Aldreth                                                   Current members: M Hugo, C Ray & G Wilson

Emergency Planning – This group was formed in 2017 to draw up an emergency plan, including volunteers, in the event of a major incident hitting the parish.      Current members: S Fairchild, G Wilson

Environmental Overview – This group meets quarterly to oversee the maintenance of burial areas, open spaces, public benches, parish owned trees, green footpaths, gates and bins around the village.
Current members: S Cheetham, P Goddard, R Norman, C Ray & T Scott

Neighbourhood Plan – This group is working to produce a neighbourhood plan for Haddenham & Aldreth in conjunction with members of the public. Current members: S Cheetham, C Ray, S Smith & G Wilson

Street Lighting – This group works to improve lighting in the village adding additional lights where it is felt necessary, conducting regular checks on all lamps and reporting faulty lights.                                                                            Current members: P Goddard, S Smith

Community Group Representatives: 

Aldreth Community Association:  T Scott

Arkenstall Village Centre: G Wilson

Bonfire: P Goddard & R Norman

Fairchild’s Meadows: S Fairchild, R Norman, C Ray & T Scott

Haddenham Library: G Wilson 

Haddenham Recreation Centre Committee: R Norman, C Ray & G Wilson

Pond Management Committee: R Norman & T Scott

Sustainable Haddenham: T Scott

Appointed Representatives:

Elizabeth March Foundation: R Norman & G Wilson

Haddenham Charities: P Goddard

Robert Arkenstall Education Foundation: P Goddard & R Norman

Other roles:

Groundsman Liaison Officer: C Ray

Press Officers: J Manning & T Taylor