Soham Town Council has appointed Committees to undertake work for and on behalf of the Council. The Council is responsible for the appointment of Committees and their members, and this is reviewed at the Annual meeting in May.
Terms of Reference for each committee determine which functions have been formally delegated to the committee.
- Planning – delegated to consider planning applications, decisions and appeals and to respond on the Council’s behalf.
- Finance & Policy – delegated to approve monthly outgoings and requests for grants and to consider quotations for goods and services up to £5,000; to act on behalf of the Council in relation to Human Resources and Health & Safety; to formulate and recommend policy and procedure for the good governance of the Council.
- Community Amenities / Allotments / Cemetery – delegated to consider and accept work for goods and services up to £2,500 and to consider any matter referred to it by Full Council for investigation and subsequent recommendation.
Committees meet monthly and report their activities at the next Full Council meeting.