Agenda/Speakers:

Meeting Documents

1 . Tributes in Memory of Councillor Chris Blanchard-Cooper and Honorary Alderman Tony Squires

  • The agenda will relfect those who passed in service with other notifications then being introduced by the Chairman.

2 . Apologies for Absence

  • Apologies for Absence

3 . Retiring Chairman's Announcements

  • To receive such announcements as the retiring Chairman may desire to lay before the Council.

4 . Appointment of Chairman of the Council

  • To appoint Councillor Mrs Amanda Worne as Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.   As Councillor Mrs Worne was appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman of the Council and Chairman Elect for 2020/21 by ballot at the Annual Council Meeting on 22 May 2019 (Minute 8 confirms), the vote will be a named vote in accordance with Virtual Meeting Procedure Rule 9.

  • Once appointed, the newly elected Chairman will read out the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

5 . Vote of Thanks to Retiring Chairman

  • To propose a vote of thanks to Councillor Mrs Jeanette Warr for the services rendered by her as Chairman of the Council during the past year

6 . Appointment of Vice-Chairman of the Council and Chairman Elect

  • In accordance with Article 4.2(c), the Council will consider nominations put forward by each of the Political Groups for the position of Vice-Chairman of the Council for 2020/21 and Chairman Elect for 2021/22.

  • The vote will be a named vote in accordance with Virtual Meeting Procedure Rule 9.

  • The newly appointed Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year will read out the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

7 . Minutes

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  • To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Council held on 19 February 2020, which are attached.

8 . Declarations of Interest

  • Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

  • Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

  • a)  the item they have the interest in

  • b)  whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interest

  • c)  the nature of the interest

  • d) if it is a pecuniary or prejudicial interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak under Question Time

9 . Chairman's Announcements

  • To receive such announcements as the Chairman may desire to lay before the Council.

10 . Appointment of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council

  • In accordance with Article 7, to appoint Councillor Dr James Walsh as the Leader of the Council and Councillor Francis Oppler as the Deputy Leader of the Council.

11 . Appointment of Cabinet Members

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  • In accordance with Article 7, to note the appointment of Cabinet Members as confirmed by the Leader of the Council in the attached report.

  • The Council is also asked to note that the Leader of the Council has created an eighth Cabinet Portfolio and reallocated executive functions from the Corporate Support Cabinet Portfolio to a new Commercial and Business Development Cabinet Portfolio as set out in the notification attached.

12 . Appointments to Committees

13 . Appointments to Outside Bodies

14 . Appointment of Councillor Directors of any Council Owned Companies

  • There are no appointments to report.

15 . Appointment of Other Group Leaders

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  • To note the appointments of the other Group Leaders and Deputy Leaders, as set out in the attached report.

16 . Change to the Members' Allowances Scheme

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  • The Council is recommended to accept the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel into a review of the Special Responsibility Allowances payable to Cabinet Members from the introduction of an eighth Cabinet Portfolio.

  • This report will be circulated separately to the agenda.

17 . Changes to the Constitution - Virtual Meetings

18 . Extended Absence from Meetings - Councillor Mrs Faye Catterson

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  • The Council is asked to endorse the decision taken by the Chief Executive, as attached.

19 . Extended Absence from Meetings - Councillor Mrs Tracey Baker

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  • The Council is asked to endorse the decision taken by the Chief Executive, as attached.

20 . Extended Absence from Meetings - Councillor Mrs June Caffyn

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  • As this request was received after the Council had resumed its Calendar of Meetings, this report seeks approval to an extended period of period from meetings for Councillor Mrs June Caffyn.