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Membership of Committees

Councillors are appointed to a range of committees and sub-committees at the start of each council year, from the Annual Council Meeting in May to the Annual Council Meeting in the following May. Appointments are made to the following committees:

Policy Committee

Select Committee

Audit and Governance Committee

Licensing Committee

Planning Committee

Standards Committee

Meetings of the Council, its committees and sub-committees are open to the public, except when personal or confidential matters are being discussed. Members of the public may ask questions or make a statement at the start of meetings. .

Craven District Council also welcomes petitions and recognises that petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns. Anyone who lives, works or studies within the Craven District can organise a petition and trigger a response. Our response to a petition will depend on what a petition asks for and how many people have signed it, but may include considering the petition at a council meeting.

Lead Member and Member Champions

Lead Members are appointed by Annual Council to take the lead in ensuring that corporate priorities are delivered. They act as adviser for the lead officers and monitor and report regularly at Council meetings on progress in each of their priority areas. Member Champions are appointed for cross-cutting areas

Lead Members

Affordable Housing  Councillor Foster.

Enterprising Craven  Councillor Myers.

Working with Communities  No appointment made for 2014/15, role jointly covered the Leader of Council (Cllr Knowles-Fitton) and Cllr Lis.

Greener Craven  Councillor Lis.

Asset Management   Councillor Sutcliffe.

Member Champions

Older People's Champion   Councillor Mrs Fairbank.

Children and Younger People Champion  Councillor Staveley.

Members Training and Development  Councillor Knowles-Fitton

Procurement   Councillor Beck

Armed Forces Champion  Councillor Roberts