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Committees and Committee Memberships

All Councillors serve on two Committees. 
There are four Committees as indicated below.
The Mayor (Cllr Kellie Hinton) and Deputy Mayor (Cllr Lorraine Hillier) are ex-officio members of every Committee.

Planning Committee - deals with planning applications within the town boundaries of Henley on Thames.

Cllr Ken Arlett - Chair
Cllr Stefan Gawrysiak - Vice Chair
Cllr Julian Brookes
Cllr Mrs Jane Smewing
Cllr David Nimmo-Smith
Cllr Simon Smith
Mayor & Deputy Mayor (ex-officio)

For a copy of the terms of reference for this committee please click here.
The Neighbourhood Plan Committee reports to this Committee

Town and Community Committee - deals with aspects affecting the Town centre and the community of Henley on Thames.

Cllr Miss Lorraine Hillier - Chair
Cllr Miss Sarah Miller - Vice Chair
​Cllr Ken Arlett
​Cllr David Eggleton
Cllr Miss Sam Evans
Cllr Will Hamilton
Cllr David Nimmo Smith
Cllr Simon Smith
Mayor (ex-officio)

For a copy of the terms of reference for this committee please click here.
The Traffic Advisory Group, Transport Strategy Group, Bus Working Group and Christmas Festival Group are Sub Committees.

Recreation and Amenities Committee - deals with aspects affecting the Town's open spaces and other amenities.

Cllr Miss Sarah Miller - Chair
Cllr Dave Eggleton - Vice Chair
Cllr Sara Abey
Cllr Miss Helen Chandler-Wilde
Cllr Miss Sam Evans
Cllr Glen Lambert
Cllr Ian Reissmann

Mayor & Deputy Mayor (ex-officio)

For a copy of the terms of reference for this committee please click here.
The Open and Green Spaces Sub Committee and the Henley in Bloom/Civic Pride Sub Committee report to the Recreation and Amenities Committee.

Finance Strategy and Management Committee - deals with all Financial aspects, core strategy, and other management issues.

Cllr Mrs Jane Smewing - Chair
Cllr Ian Reissmann - Vice Chair
Cllr Miss Sara Abey
Cllr Ken Arlett
Cllr Julian Brookes
Cllr Helen Chandler-Wilde
Cllr Will Hamilton
Cllr Glen Lambert
Mayor & Deputy Mayor (ex-officio)

For a copy of the terms of reference for this committee please click here.
The HR & Legal Group and the Value for Money Working Group report to the Finance Strategy and Management Committee.

The following other groups are represented as follows:

Townlands Steering Group (to be updated)