Open Spaces Management Sub-Committee
The group oversees the day-to-day management of Witham Town Council owned and leased open spaces including – the River Walk, James Cooke Wood, Whetmead Nature Reserve and All Saints Closed Churchyard. They are responsible for management plans, projects of interest and any issues relating to Witham Town Council managed open spaces. They report to the Environment Committee and meet every 8 weeks.
Town Centre Regeneration Steering Group
Working in partnership with Braintree District Council, the group commissions reports, recommendations and works as a consultee on projects concerning the regeneration of Witham’s public realm. They meet approximately every 3 months and report to the Environment Committee
Improving Healthcare Facilities in Witham Working Group
The group exists to work in partnership with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Braintree District Council to facilitate the delivery of improved healthcare facilities in Witham. They meet at least every 6 months and report to the Community Committee.
Delivering Developers’ Obligations Task & Finish Group
The group takes forward the issues of delivery of outstanding commitments outlined in the Maltings Lane Development’s agreements and works in partnership with Braintree District Council as a consultee on projects. The group will also review developer commitments in general for the whole of Witham, scrutinising the process in arriving at the agreements through to completion. It meets approximately every 3 months and reports to the Environment Committee.
Social Isolation Task & Finish Group
To address the problem of social isolation in Witham, the group will look at causes of social isolation, the different groups which are affected as well as determining ways that the Council can try and minimise social isolation within Witham. The Group will meet as frequently as required but at least every 6 months.
Youth Task & Finish Group
The Group exists to shine a light on, and celebrate, young citizens in Witham and to provide support to local youth organisations. The Group will also serve to provide greater information to Members of the Community Committee on matters relating to youth and to respond to feedback received on a regular basis from young people. The Group meets as frequently as required but at least every 6 months.
Community Safety Task & Finish Group
The Group exists to address policing and anti-social behaviour issues in Witham. The advisory committee also covers working issues relating to CCTV, publicity around the prevention of crime, support for residents associations and local crime watches and to establish a recruitment drive for Special Constables. It reports to the Community Committee and meets as frequently as required but at least every 6 months.
Revenue & Localism Task & Finish Group
The Group exists to commission reports and make recommendations for revenue generating opportunities within the Town Council and pursue the case for devolution of assets and powers to the Town Council from principal authorities. The Group reports to the Policy & Resources committee and meets approximately every 3 months or as frequently as required.