What do the advisory panels do?
The panels meet around six times a year and cover a wide range of issues from dealing with funding requests and nominations for assets of community value to challenges facing rural communities, skills and regeneration projects. Their role is to provide advice to the council’s decision-making Executive Board and help guide policy development.
A summary of their main areas of responsibility is provided below.
- Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel: any localism related matters, overseeing our Meet Your Council programme, dealing with funding requests under our community grants, Section 106 and New Homes Bonus schemes, considering nominations for assets of community value and engagement with partners and parish councils.
- Rural Communities and Economy Advisory Panel: matters relating to the rural parts of Wychavon including the rural economy, skills, transport, affordable housing, neighbourhood planning and the Rural Communities Programme.
- Town Regeneration and Economy Advisory Panel: matters relating to the regeneration, economic growth and investment in our three towns, skills and apprenticeships and an overview of our festivals and events programme,.
The Localism Panel meets on a Monday morning, the Rural Panel meets on a Monday evening and the Town Panel usually meets on a Wednesday evening.
Each Panel has three co-opted members who work alongside district councillors and officers. The current co-opted members are appointed until 31 May 2019.
For more information contact:
Cherrie Mansfield or Tracy Perkins
Call: 01386 565508 or 01386 565517