Each year the Council agrees specific responsibilities for Council functions and service on outside bodies.

The arrangements for 2020/21 are:

Advisory Committees

Finance (including Recruitment)
Councillors: Graham Chilcott (Chairman), Jackie Rhodes, Steve Herra, Sylvia Wiggins & Parish Clerk (non voting member)

Councillors: Graham Chillcott (Chairman), Sarah Coombs, Lady Kara Hawks and Sylvia Wiggins

Media/publicity (including Website)
Councillors Steve Herra (Chairman), Jackie Rhodes & Sylvia Wiggins

Personnel and Governance
Councillors: Steve Herra (Chairman) Graham Chilcott, Jackie Rhodes and Sylvia Wiggins

Five Year Plan
Councillors: Steve Herra (Chairman), Jackie Rhodes, Graham Chilcott, Sylvia Wiggins & Parish Clerk

Parish Council Representatives on external bodies / organisations:

Body/Organisation – Parish Council Representative(s)

  • New Forest Association of Local Councils – Chair & Vice-Chair
  • Hampshire Association of Local Councils – Chair & Vice-Chair
  • New Forest Consultative Panel – Cllr Goodwin (Cllr Wiggins, reserve)
  • New Forest National Park Authority N.E. Quadrant Meeting – Cllrs Goodwin & Wiggins
  • NFNPA Forest North East Conservation Area review working group – Cllrs. Chillcott, Goodwin & Wiggins
  • Parish Hall Management Committee – Cllr Chillcott
  • Copythorne C of E Infant School – Cllr Herra
  • Bartley C of E Junior School – Cllr Herra
  • Community Speed Watch – Cllr Wiggins
  • New Forest Passenger Transport Forum – Cllr. Chillcott
  • Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Partnership – Cllr Rhodes

Item/Area of Responsibility/ Councillor

  • Finance – Chairman of Finance Advisory Committee
  • Media & Publicity – Chairman of Media & Publicity Advisory Committee
  • Personnel & Governance – Chairman of Personnel & Governance Advisory Committee
  • Flooding – Members of the Flooding Advisory Committee
  • New Forest National Park – Graham Chilcott
  • Transport – Graham Chilcott (Steve Herra, deputy)
  • Highways, Footpaths & Rights of Way – All members of the Council
  • Lengthsman – Parish Clerk
  • Splitwind Pond – Parish Clerk
  • Asset inspections – Parish Clerk
  • Newsletter – Councillors Steve Herra & Jackie Rhodes
  • Climate Change – Councillor Jackie Rhodes

All members of the Council should regularly review the Council newsletter, website and all similar items in the Public Domain and must report concerns to appropriate lead member and or the Clerk