Council Committees and Other Bodies

Council Committees

As well as meeting on a monthly basis the Council operates four committees covering various aspects of Council work. Each Councillor sits on 2 committees and these meet, in general, on the second Monday in the month. The Quarterly Finance Committee meetings tend to be later in the month due to the extra work required in preparing for these following a full Council meeting. Each committee discusses business pertinent to its area of specialisation and passes spending decisions back to the full Council meetings for resolution.


Cllrs Marshall, Adams, Stannard, Taylor, Pritchard, Townson & Taylor

Open Spaces

Cllrs Taylor, Marshall, Bridgeman, Swales & Handford


Vendy, Pritchard, Townson & Stannard plus others as required (Coordinators for TIP etc.)

Building Maintenance

Cllrs Adams, Vendy, Bridgeman, Swales & Handford

Council Representatives on Other Bodies

 Body  Representative
Joint Footpaths Cllr Swales
Playing Field Association Cllr Townson
Goodenber Play Area Cllr Adams
LASRUG Cllr Adams
Police Cllr Marshall
Aid in Sickness Cllr Adams
Looking Well Cllr Cowling
Friends of Bentham Library Cllr Stannard
Youth Cafe Cllr Vendy
Victoria Institute Cllr Bridgeman
Longstaffe Educational Foundation  Mrs Felecity Hey (until 2016)
Bentham Common Land Charity Cllr Stannard (until 2016)
Collingwood & Longstaffe Cllr Marshall (until 2016)
YLCA Craven Branch