Agendas and minutes of the committees and full Council meetings are available on our meetings page.  All papers are additionally available from The Clerk.

Amenities Committee
Responsible for management of the car parks, toilets, the football field & the children’s playground at Howgill Lane, Parish Council lighting and benches, etc.
The Amenities Committee meets once a month, normally on the first Wednesday of the month.

*** Edit 15th May 2020 During the coronavirus crisis, car parks remain closed along with the public toilets.  Members continue to review the situation and hope to reopen these facilities when safe to do so.  The playgrounds also remain closed ***

Finance Committee
Responsible for establishing and reviewing policies, compliance, risk, accounts, budget, audit  and the Council’s website.
The Finance Committee meets once a month normally three days before the main Council meeting.

Planning Committee
The Committee assesses all planning applications and, for most proposals, submits comments to the Planning Authority on behalf of the Council.  The Committee reports to the full Council on more significant development proposals and also on related matters such as appeals, consultations on policy reviews, local plans, the conservation area, affordable housing etc.
The Planning Committee meets as required but normally once a month on the same evening as the Amenities Committee.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is the local planning authority for Sedbergh Parish.

Queens Garden Committee
Responsible for periodic review of the management and maintenance of the gardens and consideration of proposals for the future development and use of the gardens.  It includes Co-Opted Members of the Friends of Queen’s Garden.
The Queens Garden Committee normally meets as required but usually every 3 months.

Sedbergh Economic Partnership
This is not a committee of the Parish Council but a working party set up for the purpose of promoting and managing improvements in Sedbergh. The working party includes members of the Parish Council and representatives of local organisations, including businesses, Cumbria County Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, The Community Trust, representation from the farming community and South Lakeland District Council.