The Joint Committee leads JNCC and has overall responsibility
for its work. The Accountability
Framework Document, Management Statement
and Financial Memorandum
provide the legal, administrative and financial framework within
which the Joint Committee operates.
The membership of the Committee is defined in schedule 4 of the
Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006. Current
members are as below.
The Committee meets four times a year, in March, June,
September and November. Members discuss strategic nature
conservation and organisational issues as well as making high-level
advice, strategy, funding and planning decisions.
The Committee is committed to the principle of open government
and has been holding open meetings since 2001. Members of the
public are welcome to attend meetings as observers except when
confidential issues are being discussed. Agendas and Committee
are made available one week ahead of meetings and draft minutes six
weeks later. Inter-sessional papers, provided between Committee
meetings, are also available. Meetings are run in accordance with a
set of Standing Orders.
Two meetings a year are held at Monkstone House, Peterborough. Two meetings are
held in other UK locations on a rotational basis.
If you would like to attend, please phone on 01733 562626 or