Environment Committee

Below are the minutes and agendas of the Environment Committee as well as information about the work of the committee. Just click on a link to download a document. The committee was set up in 2019 in response to concerns regarding the environmnet and climate change, and looks at how we met these challenges. Please contact us if you have any queries or are unable to access the documents.

Responsibilities

  • To review any local issues relating to the environment and to recommend appropriate action
  • To promote local wildlife

Members

  • Peter Williams (chair)
  • Alistair Morris
  • Mary James
  • Louise Milford

Terms of Reference

  1. Authority:
    The Environment Committee is appointed by and is solely responsible to the Old Marston Parish Council. The Committee duties are defined and agreed by the Full Council who may vote, at any time, to modify the committee’s powers. The committee will meet quarterly but can also be convened to deal with special events as they occur.
  2. Membership:
    All members of the Committee will be elected Councillors, however, should it be deemed necessary non-councillor(s) may be co-opted to the committee to give expert advice. Any Non-Councillor(s) will not have any voting rights. The Committee will consist of no fewer than four elected Councillors. At the full council’s annual meeting the chairman, and if felt necessary a Vice-Chairman, shall be elected. The chairman, or in their absence the vice-chairman, shall preside at all future committee meetings in that year. A quorum at the Committees meetings will consist of no fewer than three elected members.
  3. Record of Proceedings:
    Written minutes will be taken to record the Committee’s decisions and will be circulated to all Councillors with recommendations for the next Full Council meeting. The minutes will be published on the Council’s website and placed on the noticeboard(s). The Parish Clerk will be responsible for arranging the recording and distribution of the minutes.
  4. Responsibilities:
    Primary Purpose: To promote the welfare of the local environment and wildlife

The Environment Committee will have the following specific duties:-

a. Review local issues relating to the local environment
b. Protect and promote local wildlife
c. Promote measures to reduce pollution
d. Encourage and promote energy efficiency and sustainability