Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 6.45 pm, NEW

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Cl/96/04/21

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

At the start of the meeting, the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services advised that this meeting was being hosted remotely using conferencing software which allowed Members, Officers and public attendance whilst being able to protect themselves and others, whilst observing the Government’s social distancing measures.

The Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services also stated that all votes during this meeting would be taken through an informal recorded vote, though would not be noted as such in the minutes.

A Roll Call of all those Members in attendance remotely was then taken.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Dew, Councillor Lawson and Councillor Thompson.

Cl/97/04/21

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 in that he was intending to audio record the meeting for personal use.

Cl/98/04/21

Allocation of Seats on Committees pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, Appendix 2 of which is to follow.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered report G13/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services which proposed the distribution of seats in accordance with the rules of political proportionality and to make appointments to the Committee for the remainder of the 2020/21 municipal year.

Councillor Sawrey-Cookson left the meeting at 18:58 due to technical difficulties

Councillor Todd joined the meeting at 18:59

Proposed by Councillor Connell

Seconded by Councillor Rudhall

1.            that the proposed allocation of seats to parties be approved;

2.            the appointment of Members to Committees as set out be approved; and

3.            the Green Group and the Labour Group adopt a reciprocal arrangement where the nominated members can act as a Standing Deputies.

Amendment proposed by Councillor Ryland

Seconded by Councillor Nicolson

That the allocation of seats to parties be altered so that on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee the Independent Alliance Group hold two seats and the Independent Group one seat and on the Licensing Committee the Independent Group hold one seat and the Independent Alliance Group hold two.

For: 12

Against: 19

Abstain: 1

The motion therefore FELL

Votes were taken on the substantive motion

For: 19

Against: 12

Abstain: 1

and RESOLVED that:

1.            The following allocation of seats be approved

 

Group

Proposed number of seats

Conservative Group

20

Green Group

4

Independent Alliance Group

8

Independent Group

7

Labour Group

3

Liberal Democrat Group

18

Total

60



Committee name

Number of seats

 

Accounts and Governance

9

 

Independent Alliance

1

 

Conservative

3

 

Liberal Democrat

3

 

Labour

0

 

Green

1

 

Independent Group

1

 

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny

12

 

Independent Alliance

2

 

Conservative

4

 

Liberal Democrat

3

 

Labour

1

 

Green

1

 

Independent Group

1

 

 

 

 

Budget Planning

9

 

Independent Alliance

1

 

Conservative

3

 

Liberal Democrat

3

 

Labour

1

 

Green

0

 

Independent Group

1

 

 

 

 

Human Resources and Appeals

9

 

Independent Alliance

1

 

Conservative

3

 

Liberal Democrat

3

 

Labour

0

 

Green

1

 

Independent Group

1

 

 

Licensing

10

 

Independent Alliance

1

 

Conservative

3

 

Liberal Democrat

3

 

Labour

1

 

Green

0

 

Independent Group

2

 

 

 

 

Planning

11

 

Independent Alliance

2

 

Conservative

4

 

Liberal Democrat

3

 

Labour

0

 

Green

1

 

Independent Group

1

 

 

2.            The appointment of Members to Committees as set out below was approved:

*Accounts and Governance Committee – 9 Members

Conservative Group

P Dew, J Lynch, G Nicolson

Green Group                       

D Lawson

Independent Alliance

K Greenwood

Independent Group

S Lancaster

Labour Group

0

Liberal Democrat Group

A Connell, M Eyles, N McCall

Standing Deputies             

H Fearon, A Meadowcroft, A Todd

A Ross

M Robinson

D Ryland

P Baker, L Harker

* One seat to be allocated to either Labour or Green on Planning Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 12 Members

Conservative Group

E Martin, G Nicolson, J Raine, D Wicks

Green Group                       

D Lawson

Independent Alliance

D Banks, W Patterson

Independent Group

D Ryland

Labour Group

M Hanley

Liberal Democrat Group

D Holden, G Simpkins, D Smith

Standing Deputies             

P Dew, H Fearon, A Todd

A Ross

M Clark

P Baker, M Eyles


*Budget Planning Committee – 9 Members

Conservative Group

P Dew,  ...  view the full minutes text for item Cl/98/04/21

Cl/99/04/21

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of Council be confirmed as 29 April 2021.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting was confirmed as 29 April 2021.