The Parish Council does a lot of work behind the scenes. Due to the size and nature of the parish, it is not possible for all its work to be done at the monthly meetings, so committees and subcommittees have been set up to carry out the main administrative and development tasks.
Finance and Planning committees may be given 'delegated powers' by full council, which means they can make decisions on behalf of the Council. However, most of the committees give a recommendation to the Council for the Council to consider. All the committees regularly report back to the Council.
Current subcommittees include the Sports Pavilions Management Committee which has day-to-day responsibility for the running of the sports pavilion and recreation ground and Broadclyst Traffic Group which was set up to look at traffic issues in the parish.
The Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared by a Steering Group comprising Councillors and Members of Public
Some work within the community is carried out by voluntary groups and charities such as Clyst Caring and Broadclyst VIP's.
These groups operate independently of Council but are supported as required.
In order for Council to run with efficient use of Member and Officer time, certain responsibilities and duties can be delegated to either one person or to a committee
The Council's Delegation Scheme, which can be downloaded from the Policies and Procedures section of the website here is a document twhich sets out the current delegations that Broadclyst Parish Council has in place, with appropriate “safety nets” to ensure the democratic process is observed and financial risk is kept within acceptable limits.
Broadclyst Parish Council constantly strives to work on behalf of parishioners on issues that matter to its residents, communities, stakeholders and local businesses.
It publishes an annual Action Plan which outlines its routine activities as well as its current and projected projects, and new activities.
The Action Plan for 2016 was adopted by the Council at its meeting on 7th December 2015 and can be downloaded from the policies and procedures section of the website here