Shepton Mallet Town Council iis made up of 16 elected Councillors who form the Full Town Council. Within the Full Town Council there are five standing committees, each with delegated powers to action various works and initiatives. These committees are appointed each year at the Annual Meeting where their Terms of Reference and Membership are agreed by the Full Town Council.

Each councillor of the town council has the opportunity to be appointed to at least one committee. Councillors are encouraged to participate in more than one committee to ensure that there is an even spread of the workload.

The Town Council also has a number of lead councillors who champion certain causes.

If you wish to contact any of the committee members, visit the Meet the Councillors page

Key: C= Chairman | VC = Vice-Chairman

Cllr. M Harrison (C)
Cllr. S Hale (VC)
Cllr. M Berkeley
Cllr. B Champion
Cllr. D Crisfield
Cllr. B Height
Cllr. C Inchley
Cllr. G Kennedy
Cllr. M Lovell
Cllr. G Mayall
Cllr. A McGuire
Cllr. J Nicklin
Cllr. T O’Connor
Cllr. N Shearn
Cllr. M Stadtruckerov
Cllr. B Stokes-Stephens

(7 Councillors, including 4 Chairpersons & 3 Other Councillors)

Policy and Resources is constituted of the Chairs of each other standing committee, plus three additional councillors plus the Chair and Vice-Chair as ex-officio members. The committee deals with topics including: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Financial Administration, Legal Administration, Property Management, Audit and Strategy.

Cllr. Jane Nicklin (Chair of TD&P)

Cllr. Tim O’Connor (Chair of AC&T)

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy (Chair of RA&E)

Cllr. Abi McGuire (Chair of HR) – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. Sharon Hale  (Vice Chair of the Town Council) – Committee Chair

Cllr. Martin Lovell

Cllr. Neil Shearn

Vacancy

Cllr. Matt Harrison (Ex Officio)

(Former Placemaking & Protection Committee)

(6 Councillors)

The RAE Committee is constituted of eight members and they make decisions relating to Collett Park, Outdoor Spaces, Allotments, and all Town Council amenities such as Christmas Lights etc.

Cllr. C Inchley

Cllr. D Crisfield

Cllr. G Kennedy – Committee Chair

Cllr. G Mayall – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. J Nicklin

Cllr. M Stadtruckerova

Cllr. M Harrison (Ex Officio)

Cllr. S Hale (Ex Officio)

(8 Councillors)

The Planning Committee is constituted of four members from the East Ward and four from the West Ward and considers the Council’s response to planning applications.

Cllr. M Berkeley

Cllr. B Champion – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. J Nicklin – Committee Chair

Cllr. M Lovell

Cllr. N Shearn

Cllr. M Harrison (Ex Officio)

Cllr. S Hale (Ex Officio)

(5 Councillors + 1 Reserve)

The HR Committee deals with staffing matters and has delegated authority for the recruitment of staff.

Cllr. M Berkeley

Cllr. A McGuire – Committee Chair

Cllr. D Crisfield – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. G Mayall

Cllr. T O’Connor

Cllr. M Harrison (Ex Officio)

Cllr. S Hale (Ex Officio)

(Former People & Promotion Committee)

(8 Councillors)

The ACT Committee is constituted of eight members plus the Vice Chair and Chair as Ex Officio members. The committee makes decisions about community grants, donations, events and tourism initiatives.

Cllr. B Stokes- Stephens

Cllr. C Inchley

Cllr. D Chrisfield

Cllr.  G Kennedy

Cllr. G Mayall – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. M Lovell

Cllr. M Stadtruckerova

Cllr. T O’Connor – Committee Chair

Cllr. M Harrison (Ex Officio)

Cllr. S Hale (Ex Officio)

Cllr. Matt Harrion

Cllr. Becky Stokes- Stephens

Cllr. Chris Inchley

Cllr. Becky Stokes-Stephens

Cllr. Neil Shearn

Cllr. Martin Lovell

Mrs Kate Lovell

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy

Cllr. Martin Lovell

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy

Cllr. Abi McGuire

Cllr. Jane Nicklin

Cllr. Martin Lovell

Cllr. Jane Nicklin