Committees - Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Detailed information on our meetings including councillors, meeting dates, reports and minutes.
The dates and times of the council and committee meetings are shown in the Calendar of Meetings 2013-14 (pdf, 16kb) (opens in a new window) and Calendar of Meetings 2014-15 (pdf, 16kb) (opens in a new window) and members of the public are welcome to attend.
There is an opportunity for public participation near the start of the council or committee meeting. For more information about public participation please see the guidance for speaking at meetings (pdf, 21kb) (opens in a new window) .
Copies of agenda and reports of council and the main committees are available at the meeting free of charge. They are also available for inspection at the council offices or the main public libraries and are published on the council's website. Paper copies of the agenda can also be purchased before the meeting. If you are interested in doing so please contact the Democratic Services Team.
Committee membership (pdf, 11kb) (opens in a new window) is listed under each of the committee pages, with the minutes and agendas plus details of the committee's role.
View a copy of Councillors Attendance at Meetings 2013-14 (pdf, 18kb) (opens in a new window) which is updated each quarter of the municipal year.
- Full Council
The council meeting takes place five times a year at the Guildhall in Weymouth and is a meeting of all 36 Councillors.
- Audit Committee
The Audit Committee provides an independent assurance of the adequacy of the risk management framework and corporate governance arrangements including anti-fraud and corruption.
- Appeals Committee
The Appeals Committee is a regulatory committee that meets to consider staffing and parking appeals.
- Weymouth Harbour Management Board
The Harbour Management Board was established to manage the harbour and its associated assets in accordance with its approved business plans.
- Licensing Committee
Licensing Committee provides an efficient and effective licensing and regulatory system in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and local policies. It also investigates breaches of licensing controls.
- Planning and Traffic Committee
The Planning and Traffic Committee determines applications in relation to the council's statutory functions with regard to planning, building control, on-street and off-street traffic regulation orders in accordance with the policies of the borough, the Local Plan and legislation, except where such decisions have been delegated to officers.
- Policy Development Committee
The Policy Development Committee enables policy development and review to take place before consideration by the Management Committee or Full Council.
- Management Committee
The Management Committee is the main decision making committee of the council and carries out all of the council's functions which are not the responsibility of any other part of the council, whether by law or under the council's constitution.
- Scrutiny and Performance Committee
The key role of the Scrutiny and Performance Committee is to use the scrutiny process to improve, development and add value to the council's activities.
- Standards Committee
Following the introduction of the Localism Act 2011 the council has adopted a new code of conduct for members and a new councillor complaints process. The Standards Committee was discontinued on 31 July 2013, following a full council decision. For further information on the new councillor complaints system please see the links below.
- Shared Services Joint Advisory Committee
The joint advisory committee has been established under the Collaboration Agreement adopted by West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. The committee is responsible for advising both councils on the delivery of the specified functions with a view to their more economical, efficient and effective discharge.
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- Information Reports
Information reports issued by the Council
- Contact Committees
Contact Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's Committees Team