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
Libby Sharp (Chairman)
Nick Morse
Angela Gallagher
David Godwin
Tim Ansell
Jane Ansell
Bill Neilson

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
Jane Ansell
Duncan Godding

Governance & Finance
Committee

The Governance & Finance 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
Libby Sharp
Ian Morrin
Jane Ansell

Community Hub
Committee

The Community Hub Committee is responsible for advising the parish council, liaising with consultants, and 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)
Tim Ansell
Paul Lawrence
Ian Morrin
Christopher Greaves
Libby Sharp
Maureen Cresser
Duncan Godding
Nick Morse

Infrastructure
Committee

The committee’s main focus is on planning, housing needs and ensuring building compliance, transport issues and the promotion of energy conservation and preservation within the parish.

This committee gives consideration to all the planning applications within the parish council area submitted to West Berkshire District Council, and monitors decisions and appeals. Delegated responsibility is given to the Committee Chairman to deal with minor applications.

Committee Members
Christopher Greaves (Chairman)
Ian Morrin
Paul Lawrence (Vice-Chairman)
Maureen Cresser
Royce Longton
David Godwin
Tim Ansell

Staffing
Committee

The committee’s primary purpose is to ensure the council complies with the requirements of employment laws and follows best practice in providing good working conditions for staff.

Committee Members

Tim Ansell (Chairman)
Ian Macfarlane
Jane Ansell

Burghfield
Parish Council

P.O Box 7381,
Reading
RG1 9XP

0118 983 1748
enquiries@burghfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk