Shepton Mallet Town Council is 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

Full Council Terms of ReferenceCenotaph Charity Terms of ReferenceMarket Cross Charity Terms of Reference 

Cllr. Matt Harrison (C)
Cllr. Gavin Mayall (VC)

Cllr. Martin Berkeley
Cllr. James Brittain
Cllr. Dave Crisfield
Cllr. Jon Ducker
Cllr. Sharon Hale
Cllr. Robert Heaton
Cllr. Edric Hobbs
Cllr. Garfield Kennedy
Cllr. Martin Lovell
Cllr. Tom Makin
Cllr. Abi McGuire
Cllr. Jane Nicklin
Cllr. Kai-Thomas Roth
Cllr. Becky Stokes-Stephens

Policy and Resources is constituted of the Chairs of each other standing committee and the Vice-Chair of the council.  The committee deals with topics including: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Financial Administration, Legal Administration, Property Management, Audit and Strategy.

Policy & Resources Terms of Reference

Cllr. Gavin Mayall (Vice Chair of the council) – Committee Chair

Cllr. Jane Nicklin (Chair of TD&P)

Cllr. Martin Lovell (Chair of AC&T)

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy (Chair of RA&E)

Cllr. Sharon Hale (Chair of HR)

Vacancy

Cllr. Matt Harrison (Ex Officio)

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

Recreation, Amenities & Environment Terms of Reference

Cllr. Martin Berkeley – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. Matt Harrison

Cllr. Edric Hobbs

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy – Committee Chair

Cllr. Abi McGuire

Cllr. Jane  Nicklin

Cllr Kai-Thomas Roth

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.

Town Development & Planning Terms of Reference

Cllr. James Brittain

Cllr. Matt Harrison

Cllr. Martin Lovell – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. Tom Makin

Cllr. Jane Nicklin – Committee Chair

Vacancy

Vacancy

Vacancy

(4 Councillors + Ex Officio)

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

Human Resources Terms of Reference

Cllr. Dave Crisfield – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. Jon Ducker

Cllr. Sharon Hale – Committee Chair

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy

Cllr. Matt Harrison (Ex Officio)

Cllr. Gavin Mayall (Ex Officio)

The ACT Committee makes decisions about community grants, donations, events and tourism initiatives.

Arts, Culture & Tourism Terms of Reference

Cllr. James Brittain

Cllr. Dave Crisfield – Committee Vice Chair

Cllr. Robert Heaton

Cllr. Garfield Kennedy

Cllr. Martin Lovell -Committee Chair

Cllr. Gavin Mayall

Cllr. Becky Stokes-Stephens

Vacancy

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