Like most Government organisations Sodbury Town Council has several Committees with different responsibilities. Details of each Committee are below.
This Committee is responsible for the provision of CCTV, maintenance of the Pitchings and town centre and the provision of the Wickwar Road Car Park.
The Markets Committee is also responsible for the issuing of licences for use of the Pitchings and this includes the Farmers Market and various events that take place on the Pitchings throughout the year.
Environment & Leisure Committee
This committee has responsibility for numerous green areas around the Parish. The Committee ensures the paths are kept clear and maintains the attractive hanging basket displays to be found in Chipping Sodbury in the summer months.
The Committee is responsible for street furniture such as litter bins and public seats and the provision of the two play areas.
Finance & General Purposes Committee
This Committee has overall responsibility for budget control and the expenditure of the Town Council. All Council Policies are reviewed by this Committee prior to being ratified by the Full Council.
The Town Council receives a precept from South Gloucestershire Council which is partly funded by the Council Tax paid by residents in the locality. The precept is monitored carefully and is used to enhance the local area and ensure the Town Council can provide the services its Parishioners require.
This Committee is made up of 6 members (2 from each ward) and considers and comments on all planning applications submitted to South Gloucestershire Council within this Parish. It is important to note the Town Council has the right to comment on applications but it is actually South Gloucestershire Council who make the decisions and have enforcement powers over building works.
If you wish to address members concerning a planning application please contact the Clerk.
The Council sets up working groups as and when required. All working groups report back to either a committee or Full Council and do not have any decision making powers.