Committees & Working Groups

When are Committees held?

There’s a published schedule of meetings, these are usually advertised by the Council’s communications lead (Cllr Cornell) on village Facebook groups eg Downton Parish Council, Downton Now & Then, Downton Families.

Attending a Committee / Working Group [Draft]


Representation on Parish Council Committees and Working Groups

All Councillors are required to attend the Main Council meetings.  They may also work on other sub-committees and working groups – see table below.  Representation is proposed and voted on at the annual meeting – the latest one being May 2020.  Working Groups may involve members of the public.  All Terms of Reference for all committees and working groups are published in a single pdf document.  This is approved by the full Council at its annual meeting – the latest one being May 2020.

Committee / Working Group TitleJB BCCHDMCPMRPRGW
Amenities CommitteeCMMM
Complaints CommitteeMMM
Finance & Strategy CommitteeXOMMMMMM
New Housing Development CommitteeMMMM
Water Meadows and Flood Defence CommitteeMMM
Bridge Working GroupCM
Caring Community Working Group MM
Communications Working GroupMMM
Downton Football Club Steering GroupM
BWSCA Working Group (name changed from Leisure Centre)MMMM
Moot Lane Recreation Working GroupMMM
Post Office Working GroupMMMM
Rights of Way Working GroupM
Tree Working GroupMM
Number of Committees / Working Groups126536428

Key: C = Chair, M = Member, XOM = chair of Amenities Ctee is ex-officio member.  Note the Parish Council Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members of all committees and Working Groups.

Representation on External Organisations

Councillors represent Downton Parish Council on various local external organisations.  These are shown in the table below.  Note the Number of Councillors column shows the number appointed versus the number allowed on the external organisation.  T = Appointed trustee of charity and also Parish Council representative – included in row/column totals.  t = Appointed trustee of charity only – not included in row/column totals.

External Organisation NameJB BCCHPRMRDMCPGWNumber of Councillors
Brian Whitehead Sports & Social Club Assoc. >charity details

112 / 2
Carver Trust.  >charity details

T1 / 1
Downton Cuckoo Fair.  >web site >company details11 / 1
Downton Link.  >web site.   >charity details11 / 1
Downton Moot Preservation Trust
>web site >charity details >company details
11`2 / 2
Downton Memorial Hall / Centre
>web site >charity details #1 / details #2
tT1 / 1
Downton Memorial Centre Fire Safety ‘Responsible Person’11
Millennium Green Trust.  >charity details11 / 2
Stockman and Woodlands Trust  >charity details11 / 2
Allotments Assoc.  >web-site11 / 1
South Wilts Area Board - Main Group.  >info1 (Reserve)12 / 2
South Wilts Area Board - Community Area Transport Group.  >info11 / 1
Chalk Pit Management Committee11
Number of Working Groups31301233N/A