Committees

These are the committees within West Somerset Council. please click on one to view more details.

  • Audit Committee
    To provide independent scrutiny of the authority's financial performance and risk management.
  • Cabinet
    Proposes policy and makes decisions within agreed policy.
  • Dunster Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.
  • Exmoor Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.
  • Full Council
    Policy approval, sets Councils budget, Council Tax.
  • Gambling Panel
    To act for Council in respect of all licensing, gambling, registration and environmental protection functions.
  • Licensing Committee
    To act for Council in respect of all licensing, gambling, registration and environmental protection functions.
  • Licensing Panel
    To determine general licensing matters that have been delegated by Council that are not associated with the Licensing Act 2003.
  • Local Development Panel
    To monitor and make recommendations on all aspects of planning policy.
  • Minehead Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.
  • Planning Committee
    To act for Council in all matters as a planning authority.
  • Scrutiny Committee
    Develops and reviews policy and holds Cabinet to account.
  • Shadow Corporate Governance and Standards Committee
    Shadow Corporate Governance and Standards Committee
  • Shadow Council
    The Shadow Council consists of all 84 Members of both existing councils – and will be an entity in its own right. The Shadow Authority – is required to have a Head of Paid Service, s151 Finance Officer and a Monitoring Officer.
  • Shadow Executive
    The Shadow Executive will consist of 8 members – the Leader of TDBC, the Leader of WSC plus an additional 3 members from each.
  • Shadow Scrutiny Committee
    Shadow Scrutiny Committee
  • Standards Committee
    The Standards Advisory Committee’s principal role is to promote and maintain high standards of conduct.
  • Watchet, Williton and Quantocks Area Panel
    Liasion between all tiers of local government and other agencies.