Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary, Accounts and Governance Committee
Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 6.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

AGc/39/12/19

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Beaty, Councillor Wicks attended as a substitute.

AGc/40/12/19

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Eyles gave a personal explanation and stated that he was recording the meeting for his own personal use.

AGc/41/12/19

Scrutiny Structure Review pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider report G77/19 from the Interim Assistant Director Governance which consider findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Structure Task and Finish Scrutiny Group.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS that the Accounts and Governance Committee:

1.   Comments upon the report which is attached as Appendix 2 to this report; and

2.     Recommends the findings of the report to Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered report G74/19 from the Director of Corporate Services which considered findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Structure Task and Finish scrutiny group.

 

Proposed by Councillor Eyles

Seconded by Councillor Lancaster

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution a named vote was taken on the substantive motion

 

For the motion:8

Against the motion:1

 

For the Motion:8

(Councillors A Connell, M Eyles, M Hanley, S Lancaster, D Lawson, R Orchard, D Ryland and D Wicks)

 

Against the motion:1

(Councillor J Lynch)

 

and RESOLVED that the Accounts and Governance Committee endorse the proposal being put to Council that with effect from the commencement of the municipal year for 2020/21 the current three scrutiny committees be replaced with one ‘Overview and Scrutiny Select Committee’, comprising 12 Members, meeting no less than six times per year.

 

Proposed by Councillor Eyles

Seconded by Councillor Orchard

 

and RESOLVED that the Accounts and Governance Committee endorse the proposal being put to Council that the ‘Overview and Scrutiny Committee’ be given authority to convene task and finish groups to supplement their work.

 

Proposed by Councillor Orchard

Seconded by Councillor Wicks

 

and RESOLVED that the Accounts and Governance Committee endorse the proposal being put to Council that consideration be given to the re-introduction of a Forward Plan of work of the Executive.

 

The Accounts and Governance Committee commented that all non-executive Members should be invited to take part in all task and finish groups.

AGc/42/12/19

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of this Committee be confirmed as 20 February 2020.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of this Committee was confirmed as 20 February 2020.