Committees

General Information

Committee membership details may be found by clicking here.

Time: Meetings start at 7.45 pm unless stated otherwise. The calendar of meetings is available by clicking here
Place: Council Chamber, 1 Buckingham Court, Rectory Lane, Loughton, unless stated otherwise. 
Visitors: Members of the public are invited to be present at the meetings 
Contact: Phone 020 8508 4200 for details 
Public transport: Several local buses stop close to Buckingham Court 
Car parking: For evening meetings only there is ample car parking at Buckingham Court. 
Agenda & Minutes: copies in the libraries, and at the Town Council offices
Hearing Aid users: The Council Chamber is fitted with an Induction Loop. Hearing aids should be switched to the ' T ' setting.
Addressing meetings: Members of the public are permitted to address Council and committee meetings in accordance with Standing Orders 1(d - m) and Appendices B and C are available here. Advice for speakers is also available here.

Committee Meetings

Loughton Town Council has amended its standing orders to make it easier for members of the public to address any of its committee meetings. This opportunity has been available for some while, and people wishing to take advantage of it must register their request in advance.

The deadline for registering a request to speak is now 3pm on the day of the meeting. This gives local residents more time to find out what is on the agenda and decide if they would like to have an input at the meeting.

Written representations to the Planning & Licensing Committee must also be received by 3pm on the day of the meeting. Committee agendas can be viewed by using the links below for each committee, and a notice listing the matters to be discussed at meetings is also placed on council noticeboards.

A copy of the standing orders is also available on the Documents & Policies page of our website - see appendices B and C for rules on addressing a meeting.

Code of Conduct

The Council has adopted a Code of Conduct which lays down the standards of behaviour expected of councillors. Members must declare if they have a personal and/or prejudicial interest in a matter under consideration by the council. If they find they do have a personal interest which could prejudice their views on a particular matter, they are not permitted to participate in the deliberations.

One requirement of the Code is that councillors submit a form listing their interests, within certain categories. The Register of Members' Interests is a public document, and can be inspected at the Civic Offices, Epping, and the Town Council's Buckingham Court offices.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the committees are given in the Standing Orders (Appendix A), which can be downloaded from the Documents & Policies page.