Framlingham Town Council is the first tier of Local Government and has 11 elected Councillors and a full time fully qualified Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer as well as a part time Deputy Clerk and Office Assistant. The Full Council meets on the first Thursday of every month and it has five committees which also meet on a monthly basis:
Planning Committee - considers planning applications and references the Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan and local knowledge to make comments, which are taken into consideration by East Suffolk District Council when making their decision.
Lands Committee - looks after the management of the Pageant Field, the Fens, Jeaffreson’s Well, St Michael’s Churchyard, Allotments and Fore Street Cemetery. It is also responsible for the grounds and property contractors and the siting of seats and litter bins.
Rights of Way, Highways & Lighting Committee - deals with footpaths and bridleways and organises regular rights of way walks to ensure that these are suitably maintained. It also deals with matters relating to highways and street lighting within the town, as well as parking, bus services and dog refuse bins.
Public Relations & Markets Committee - is responsible for running the regular Saturday and Tuesday market and special events such as the Firework Spectacular, LYLM and Armed Forces Day, also the management of the town website (www.framlingham.com). It promotes the town for the benefit of residents and traders and produces the Town Guide, Town Trail, a monthly newsletter and several information/ walk leaflets, plus an annual Framlingham Calendar as well as the popular Fram bag.
Finance and Strategic Planning Committee deals with income and expenditure by the Council. It recommends the annual precept to full Council and is responsible for ensuring funds are invested to achieve the best possible return until they are needed. This committee also has responsibility for the funds received from the Community Infrastructure Levy as well as overseeing the Action and long term Plans including projects such as a community centre.
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