Terms of Reference Ward Committees
Full details of the Constitutional arrangements for Constituency and Ward Committees is available in The City Council's Constitution.
To encourage and facilitate dialogue, between the Council and local people within their Ward with a view to:-
(i) ensuring that the needs of the Ward and key issues affecting local people are identified and assessed;
(ii) ensuring that such needs and issues are clearly expressed to, and considered by, the relevant Cabinet Member/Committees/Departments of the Council (or; where relevant, other public agencies); and
(iii) generally, maximising the influence of local people over the way in which the functions of the council (or other public agencies) are discharged within the Ward.
To encourage and facilitate the development of constructive and effective partnerships between local people and the Council in regard to any matters relevant to their Ward.
To make recommendations to any Cabinet Member/Committee/Department of the Council on any matters relevant to their Ward.
To approve expenditure and services from whatever Budget may be allocated to their Ward, and in this regard to have all the necessary powers of the council relevant to such approvals, provided that in exercising this delegation, the Ward Committee shall comply with all relevant procedures and requirements of the City Council.
To approve the establishment of Neighbourhood Forums and to make grants, from the budget approved for this purpose, to Neighbourhood Forums.
As determined by the relevant Cabinet Member/Committee:-
(i) to appoint representatives to serve on management committees of Council managed Youth and/or Community Centres and Community Service Advisory Committees;
(ii) to nominate via the Council Business Management Committee, persons to serve on the management committees of voluntary organisations in receipt of grant aid from the Council;
except where such Centres, Committees or oganisations have been agreed by the relevant Cabinet Member as servicing an area wider than a local community.
For the avoidance of doubt, where no Ward Committees have been established by the City Council, any business that would have been transacted pursuant to the Terms of Reference of such Ward Committees shall be transacted by the relevant Constituency Committees.Contacting your local Councillor
Guide to meetings of the Constituency and Ward Committees