Committees

All decision-making meetings are held in public and members of the public are welcome to attend. There will be occasions when the public will be excluded and this will be made clear on the agenda in advance of the meeting, because confidential information is to be discussed.   

A calendar of meetings can be viewed here

To contact a committee you need to contact your local councillor directly

Papers from Committee meetings prior to May 2014 (including any superseded Committees) are available in our archived Committee section. 

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Current Committees

Norfolk County Council

Adult Social Care Committee

The Adult Social Care Committee is responsible for the commissioning and quality standards of adult social care services for people in Norfolk. It incorporates all those services, from protection to residential care, that help people live fulfilling lives and stay as independent as possible. It oversees the protection of vulnerable adults. The specific functions are: Adult social care, Support for carers, Protection for vulnerable adults and Supporting people.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee considers matters of governance, internal audit, risk management, anti-fraud and corruption, the annual statement of accounts, treasury management and external audit.

Business and Property Committee

This Committee is responsible for promoting economic development and regeneration and associated activities. It incorporates focus on four broad areas: infrastructure, enterprise, skills and securing/managing external funds. It also has responsibility for the oversight and development of County Farms, a recognition of their importance in the rural economy. In addition the Committee has responsibility for developing and monitoring property and asset management. Its specific functions are: Promoting economic growth and enterprise - Removing barriers to growth - Inward investment - Supporting the Council’s role on the Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP) - Unemployment issues - Oversight of Norfolk Infrastructure Fund and Norfolk Development Company - Promoting the rural economy - Oversight and development of County Farms - Property and asset management

Children's Services Committee

The Children’s Services Committee is responsible for services which help keep children and young people safe and fulfill their potential. It incorporates schools and social care for children and families. It has a particular focus on those children who are in care, and for whom the Council has corporate parenting responsibility. The specific functions are: Early years and child care, School improvement, Additional educational needs, Child protection, Children and young people in care, Fostering and Adoption and Youth offending.

Communities Committee

The Communities Committee has responsibility for those services which are mainly based in Communities and serve all of Norfolk's population. It includes those services which help build resilience in our communities and keep people safe. It focuses on how we engage with the public and how we make our services as customer friendly as possible. The specific functions are: Libraries, museums, archives, arts and events, Norfolk Records service, Adult education, Trading Standards, Public Health (including Drug and Alcohol Commissioning), Fire and Rescue, Emergency planning and community resilience, Customer Services, Community relations and engagement.

County Council

All 84 members of the County Council now meet seven times a year in public to set the annual budget; determine policy; approve the Constitution and any changes to it and discuss motions put forward by members of the Council .

Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee

The Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee is responsible for the ICT management and for delivering the Council’s commitment to exploit digital technologies for the benefit of the County of Norfolk and all its residents.

Employment Appeals Panel

The Employment Appeals Panel has 3 members appointed by the Head of Human Resources and drawn from the wider panel of 11 members.

Environment, Development and Transport Committee

The Environment, Development and Transport Committee has responsibility for protecting and enhancing the environment. It also incorporates travel and transport services to help keep the county moving, and maintains and develops the highway network. The specific functions are: Climate Change, mitigation and adaptation, Flood and Water Management, Ecology and Arboriculture, Countryside Access, Archaeology, Heritage and Landscape, Waste Management and Recycling, Transport Strategy/Highways Network/Passenger Transport, Planning and Development Strategy and Management.

General Purposes (Regulatory) Committee

The General Purposes (Regulatory) Committee considers applications for the registration of common land and village greens.

Great Yarmouth and Waveney Joint Health Scrutiny Committee

The Great Yarmouth and Waveney Joint Health Scrutiny Committee is hosted on annual rotation with Suffolk County Council.

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board consists of members from the County, District/Borough and City Councils and the Clinical Commissioning Groups with a duty to encourage integrated working.

Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee considers all matters relating to the needs, health and health related-services of the population of Norfolk. It scrutinises services that have an impact on the health of Norfolk's citizens and challenges the outcomes of interventions designed to support the health of Norfolk people.

Norfolk Joint Museums Committee

The Norfolk Joint Museums Committee is a Joint meeting set up to ensure the provision of the best and most cost effective museums service for the people of Norfolk.

Norfolk Local Access Forum

The Norfolk Local Access Forum (LAF) is a statutory committee whose role is to provide strategic advice and direction on improving recreational public access in the context of the wider factors that influence it. The Norfolk LAF is the statutory consultee on any issue, policy or planning development that has access-related elements. The LAF is made up of a variety of local people with access-related interests including countryside users and landowners/managers.

Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

Consists of one member of the County Council and one member from each of the District / Borough Councils in Norfolk and Norwich City Council, appointed by the respective Council. Its functions are laid down in a legal agreement for the Joint Provision of Civil Parking Enforcement Services.

Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

The Norfolk Police and Crime Panel has representatives of the 7 local authorities in Norfolk, co-opted members and independent members. The Panel meets at least four times a year to scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Norfolk Records Committee

The Norfolk Records Committee is a Joint meeting comprising member representatives from the County Council and the District Councils in Norfolk and also co-opted members with relevant interests.

Pensions Committee

The Pensions Committee ensures the administration and investments undertaken on behalf of the Norfolk Pension Fund complies with regulations and legislation.

Planning (Regulatory) Committee

The Planning (Regulatory) Committee considers applications for approvals in respect of minerals and waste and County Council developments.

Policy and Resources Committee

The Policy and Resources Committee is responsible for - • Development of policies within its remint and approval of policies from service committees, seeking approval from the Council to those policies in the Policy Framework; • Development of the County Council Plan and Medium Term Financial Plan, fulfilling a coordinating role across the service committees; • Providing a “whole council” view of performance, budget monitoring and risk; • Taking decisions which incur significant expenditure or make significant savings and decisions which have an impact on a significant proportion of Norfolk’s residents • Developing and monitoring the specific enabling corporate services including finance and risk management, human resources and organisational development, legal and governance, communication and public affairs and business continuity • Development of the Council’s health and equalities strategies and a coordinating role across all the committees in relation to health and inequalities. The Full Council delegates the following decision making responsibilities to the Policy and Resources Committee: 1. All decisions in relation to the above functions within the control of the Council, other than decisions reserved to Full Council. 2. Development of policy in relation to the above functions. 3. Review of performance and budget in relation to the above functions. 4. Review and monitoring of corporate performance and budget. 5. Development of the County Council plan and the Medium Term Financial Plan. 6. Appointments to external and internal bodies.

Road Casualty Reduction Partnership Board

A partnership that brings together appropriate public, private and voluntary sector commissioner and provider organisations in Norfolk to reduce the number and severity of road traffic casualties on roads in Norfolk, and to increase public confidence that all forms of journeys on roads in the county will be safe.

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee supports the proper conduct of the Council's business by members.

Internal Committees and Outside Bodies