Ferring Parish Council has adopted a structure of Committees, with the Council’s Chairman and Vice-Chairman being ex officio to all. The Committees make recommendations to Full Council which is the decision making body, with the exception of the Planning and Licensing Committee which is a decision making committee.
The Committee structure is as follows:
Environment, Amenities and Footpaths
Concerned with the environmental amenities within the village such as footpaths, trees, bus shelters, verges and amenity areas and working with the Local Authorities on their maintenance. The Council’s allotments are the responsibility of this Committee.
Finance and General Purposes
This Committee is responsible for the Annual Budget (the Precept) for the Parish, together with the Audit and Banking procedures. It oversees all financial matters related to leases, insurance, employment and Parish Procedures. It also deals with all items relating to Council Policy and such matters as the Council may determine.
Highways and Community
This Committee is responsible for general community issues in the village. It is also responsible for the management of the Glebelands Recreation Ground which is leased from Arun District Council which also maintains the site. Ferring Tennis and Football Clubs have representation on this Committee. The Committee also monitors all roads within the Parish in relation to safety, parking, speeding and related matters. It liaises with District and County Councils on forthcoming projects and improvements and maintains a close interest in drainage matters within the Village.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
This Committee’s responsibility is to consider any matters in relation to the Ferring Neighbourhood Plan.
Planning and Licensing
The Planning and Licensing Committee is responsible for putting forward the Parish Council’s comments and recommendations or objections on local planning and licensing issues to Arun District Council. This is a decision making committee.