Apologies for Absence
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.
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.
Councillor Eyles gave a personal explanation in that he was intending to audio record the meeting for personal use.
To consider the report of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, Appendix 2 of which is to follow.
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.
The motion therefore FELL
Votes were taken on the substantive motion
and RESOLVED that:
1. The following allocation of seats be approved
The appointment of Members to Committees as set out below was
*Accounts and Governance Committee – 9 Members
* One seat to be allocated to either Labour or Green on Planning Committee
Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 12 Members
Date of Next Scheduled Meeting
The next scheduled meeting of Council be confirmed as 29 April 2021.
The date of the next scheduled meeting was confirmed as 29 April 2021.