Environment & Amenities (E&A) Committee

The Environment and Amenities (E&A) Committee is comprised of at least any six members of the Parish Council. In addition the St Mary’s Sports Ground & Pavilion Working Party shall report back through this Standing Committee The following is a brief resume of the Standing Committee’s areas of responsibility:

  • Expenditure approval in line with allocation budget (see Annual Budget)
  • Preparation of annual budgets, for submission to Finance Committee for collation
  • Hart Leisure Strategy: support, input and assistance
  • Youth: provision of improved facilities and youth events programme
  • Memorial & Jubilee Fields: maintenance and development of uses
  • Play Areas: provision, maintenance and improvements
  • Allotments: maintenance and administration of Vicarage Hill & Dilly Lane allotments
  • Maintenance and improvements: Vaughan Millennium Orchard, St. Mary’s and All Souls Churchyard, High Street (planting & market)
  • Springfield Avenue land
  • Parish Council Burial Ground: administration and maintenance
  • Street Furniture: provision & maintenance of seats, litter & dog waste bins, planters, bus shelters, street lighting, notice boards
  • Footpaths: liaison with user groups and Rights of Way Officer
  • War Memorials: maintenance, cleaning and repair
  • Conservation Development: liaison with HDC and Hazeley Heath Management Committee
  • Environmental Maintenance & Improvements: selected fly-tipping removal, scrub and grass cutting, liaison with Hart District Council
  • Parish Council representation on Commons maintenance, improvements and management plans, ponds and tree planting
  • Creation and development of Parish Council Sports Ground and Pavilion at St Mary’s Park
  • Plan and oversee ongoing management structure of St Mary’s Pavilion
  • Review the Special Projects budget in line with Projects list and S106 Projects
  • Manage S106 budgets/funds and coinciding projects

As in line with Hartley Wintney Parish Council Financial Regulations, this Standing Committee shall have authority to spend items up to £5000, as identified via the Community Aspirations and Projects List. It is recommended that the Projects list is ratified at Full Council prior to submission of the following year’s budget.

Any items which exceed this amount or are in addition to the pre-approved Projects List, must be as a recommendation to the next Parish Council meeting.

Details of the E&A Committee meetings can be found in Agendas and Minutes.