Community Services Committee

Tasks and responsibilities

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The remit of the Community Services Committee (COM) is to carry out the functions of the Council as the statutory authority in relation to:

  • Roads
  • Harbours
  • Environmental protection
  • Waste collection and disposal
  • Burials
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety enforcement
  • Housing and the determination of the local housing strategy
  • Coast protection

The Committee also has overall responsibility for policy and budget for all of the functions of the Council in delivering services relating to:

  • Ferries
  • Environmental health, animal health and contaminated land
  • Community works
  • Emergency planning
  • Oil pollution
  • Recycling
  • Street cleansing
  • Roads network management
  • Property maintenance management
  • Street lighting
  • Public transport
  • School transport 
  • Road safety     
  • Communications
  • Fleet management
  • Stores
  • Winter and grounds maintenance
  • Estates and tenancy management
  • Housing allocations 
  • Tenant participation
  • Homelessness
  • Housing maintenance
  • Housing input into community care
  • Housing grants
  • Airstrips

Further details of the terms of reference and the powers and duties delegated to the Committee are set out in the Council's Scheme of Delegation.

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