The Stratford-upon-Avon Town Transport Group (STTG) meets to review and discuss all issues pertaining to relevant transport modes in the town.
It has a broad remit that covers all modes of surface transport, including parking, pedestrians, cyclists, service busses, coaches (including out of town visitor coaches), together with road and rail issues that may have an impact on the town. The aim is to ensure that transport services benefit all users.
Current Membership (click on name for profile)
John Deegan (Chairman)
Robin Sankey (Vice Chairman)
Stratford Town Council:
The Mayor (Juliet Short)
Stratford District Council:
1 vacancy for elected Councillor
Warwickshire County Council:
Kate Rolfe, Jenny Fradgley, Keith Lloyd
Representative of the Member of Parliament:
Theresa Parker (Office of the Local MP, Nadhim Zahawi)
Representatives of Other Town Organisations:
David Miller (Stratford Cycle Forum)
Co-opted Technical Specialists:
Ian Heggie (founder member of the Group)
Terms of Reference
The Group meets to: (i)review and discuss all issues relating to transport in the town; (ii) point out inconsistencies in current policies and procedures which need to be resolved; (iii) act as a sounding board for policies and procedures being developed by the local authorities and the Neighbourhood Plan; and (iv) carry out research on key issues (including Park & Ride, Visitor Coaches travelling through the town, etc.) and prepare papers summarising their findings and conclusions.
The Group draws its members from:
- The Stratford Society ( up to 2 members),
- Stratforward(the Manager and 1 member),
- Accessible Stratford (1 member),
- STC ( The Mayor and 1 member),
- SDC (appropriate officer and 1 member),
- WCC (appropriate officer and any member who represents a town division),
- Stratford Voice (up to 2 members),
- The local Member of Parliament or his/her representative,
- The Group may also invite representatives of other town organisations as appropriate;
- The Group may also co-opt up to 2 technical specialists to help with their work.
Declarations of interest
- The Group does not follow the procedure laid down in company law, or local government. Instead it gets the Secretary to keep a record of each individual’s general interests and each meeting starts with specific Declarations of Interest. Anyone with a pecuniary interest in an item on the Agenda should not participate in the discussion except at the discretion of the Chair and they may choose to leave the room.
The structure of the Group is:
- The Chair is elected for 2 years from those members of the group who are not members of the local authorities. The Chair’s main duties include approving the meeting Agenda, checking minutes before they are circulated, Chairing meetings, and carrying out activities delegated by the rest of the Group.
- The Vice Chair is elected for 2 years from the same members as above with the clear understanding that the Vice Chair will assume the Chair at the end of their 2 year tenure as Vice Chair.
- The Secretary is appointed on an hoc basis for 1 or 2 years or longer. The Secretary’s main duties include preparing the Agenda for meetings, keeping minutes, ensuring the web site is kept up to date and being the main point of contact with outside bodies.