Following full discussions at Council it was decided to disband the Committee structure and deal with Council business at Full Council meetings as from September 2013. 

The rationale behind this decision was to speed up the decision making process, to have a structure where all councillors can contribute to debate, to reduce the pressure on Committee Chairs and to allow councillors to be involved in projects that they wouldn’t have been if they were not on a specific committee.

The paragraphs below are superseded but are retained for information.

The Communications Committee is responsible for promoting better communication in the town and between the council and the town.

The committee is also responsible for this Website and for ensuring the Council makes good use of communication methods available to it. The committee aims to ensure that there is a good relationship with the media and that the council has an effective mechanism for consultation.

The committee meets on an ad-hoc basis.

Communications Committee Terms of Reference