Member Working Parties

Member Working Parties (MWPs) are not Committees and have no decision-making powers, but they fulfil an important research and advisory function.

The Council has seven MWPs which are attended by Councillors and Lead Officers. Their work informs the service Committees and focuses on those issues which are essential in delivering the Corporate Plan.


The MWPs are:


  • Climate Change

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Service & Digital Transformation

  • Constitution

  • Human Resources

  • Infrastructure & Economic Development

  • Housing & Enabling





All Members are expected to serve on one MWP, with the exception of the serving Mayor, who will not sit on any MWPs. Each Member receives an annual allowance of £1,000 for serving on an MWP.