Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council: Councillor Chris Ray
Vice Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council: To be elected in July 2020
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 Fairchild, 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current members: P Goddard
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
Elizabeth March Foundation: R Norman & G Wilson
Haddenham Charities: P Goddard
Robert Arkenstall Education Foundation: P Goddard & R Norman
Groundsman Liaison Officer: C Ray
Press Officers: J Manning & T Taylor