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Structure of the Council

Finance and General Purposes Committee has the responsibility for the development of Council policy, for managing the Council’’s staffing requirements and costs, insurance, the financial management and running of the Council, co-ordinates the Parish Council’’s response to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’’s Planning Committee on planning applications that affect the Parish, is responsible for maintaining Council office and Community Gym based at Smith’’s Wood Primary Academy and the playing fields at Windward Way/Buckingham Road.

Staff Disciplinary and Grievance Committee has delegated authority to determine matters in relation to the formal stage of the Grievance Policy sections 2 to 3.1.2 and also to the formal stage of the Disciplinary Policy sections 3.2 to 3.5.

Appeals Committee has delegated authority to determine appeals in relation to: a) individual grievances; b) dismissals under the disciplinary procedure.

Parish Council Staff

The Parish Council have eight members of staff: the Parish Clerk (Karen Woods) who maintains the office and day to day running of the Parish Council. The Head Steward (Simon Upson) who maintains the running of the Community Gym. Other members of staff include four stewards (Jerina Parker, Sharon Lee, Vince McIntosh and Carol Shipway) and two cleaners (Helen Roberts-Dudey and Claire Lune).

Interacting with the Public 
The Parish Council is keen to maintain a close relationship with the local community that it represents. Parish Councillors must live within three miles of the parish boundary and must act in the interest of the area, or all of the inhabitants. Council meetings are held every month (apart from August) to a published agenda and the Council allow fifteen minutes for public question-time. Residents who have concerns or issues are encouraged to attend these meetings in person, or to approach their relevant Councillor direct. In addition, the Parish Council’’s Office (within Smith’’s Wood Primary Academy) is open weekdays (9.00am to 1.00pm) if members of the public want to lodge suggestions or complaints.

SMITH'S WOOD PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS

Cllr Fred Churchill
7 Isis Grove
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0SU

Cllr Don Cornock
247 Auckland Drive
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0QU
Telephone: 07818012136
 
 

Cllr Graham Craig
32 Sark Drive
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0NU
Telephone: 0121 681 2752

Cllr Hugh Hendry
71 Rathlin Croft
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0PL
Telephone: 0121 681 5923

Cllr Alan Jacques
50 Landrail Walk
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0RS
Telephone: 0121 681 1997

Cllr Mrs Kathy Jacques
50 Landrail Walk
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0RS
Telephone: 0121 681 1997

Cllr Kewal Singh Paul
c/o 25 Burton's Way
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0UG 

Cllr Mohammed Rashid
102 Park Hall Crescent
Castle Bromwich
Solihull
B36 9SU
Telephone: 0121 747 1154

Cllr John Wilson
153 Greenfinch Road
Smith's Wood
Solihull
B36 0QX
Telephone: 0121 681 2266

     

The Parish Council are looking for Councillors.  If you are interested please contact the Clerk to the Council.  There is information on 'Becoming a Parish Councillor' under 'Further Information'.

To view the Parish Councillor's Register of Interests, please click the following link: http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mgInternet/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?ID=246&LS=3