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.
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.