Working Groups are sub-divisions of Barton Parish Council. Their purpose is to discuss, explore ideas and concerns, and then report back to the full Council with recommendations. They have no decision-making powers, but simply present the Council with their findings. The Working Groups meet between full Council meetings and each group has a lead Councillor. There may on occasion be the need to invite experts to further understanding, as well as invite representatives to give more perspective to a particular concern.
The Governance and Finance Working Group oversees and reports upon the management of Barton Parish Council finances and makes recommendation to the full Parish Council. It also oversees Parish Council corporate governance arrangements including standing orders, risk management procedures and insurance arrangements. The group may also recommend a budget to be utilised by a Working Group to be ratified by full council.