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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the following categories*:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at the meeting.

2.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 19 April 2018 were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

 

3.

Appointment to the Joint Staff Consultative Panel

To appoint three Members to the Joint Staff Consultative Panel for 2017/18.

 

Current Membership includes Councillors Rory Love, Ian Meyers and David Monk.

 

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Wheeler; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillors Love, Meyers and Monk be appointed to the JSCP for 2018/19.

 

(Voting figures: 6 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

4.

Report of the Head of Paid Service

This report is from the Head of the Paid Service in relation to the staffing resources across the council.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report was from the Head of the Paid Service in relation to the staffing resources across the council.

 

Proposed by Councillor Love,

Seconded by Councillor Wheeler; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That report P/18/02 be received and noted.

 

(Voting figures: 6 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

5.

Pay Policy Statement 18/19

This report presents an updated pay policy statement for 2018/19 for approval and recommendation to council.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report presented an updated pay policy statement for 2018/19 for approval and recommendation to council.

 

The Committee Members suggested a number of amendments to the Statement.

 

Proposed by Councillor Wilkins,

Seconded by Councillor Love; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.      That report P/18/01 be received and noted.

2.         That it be recommended to Council that under S38(1) of the Localism Act 2011 the updated Pay Policy Statement appended to the report, with the amendments suggested, be approved for 2018/19.

 

(Voting figures: 6 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

6.

HR Annual Report

This report presents a review of the HR function over the last financial year 2017-2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report presented a review of the HR function over the last financial year, 2017-2018.

 

Proposed by Councillor Love,

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Wheeler; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Report P/18/05 be received and noted.

 

 

(Voting figures: 6 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

7.

Exclusion of the Public

 

To exclude the public for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –

 

‘Information relating to any individual.’

 

‘Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.’

 

 

Part 2 – Exempt Information Item

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Love; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the public be excluded for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –

 

‘Information relating to any individual.’

 

‘Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.’

 

(Voting figures: 6 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

8.

Voluntary Redundancy request

This report seeks the Personnel Committee’s support for the voluntary redundancy of the Council’s Planning Advisor, which requires approval from Council.

Minutes:

This report sought the Personnel Committee’s support for the voluntary redundancy of a Council Officer, which also required approval from Council.

 

Proposed by Councillor Love,

Seconded by Councillor Wilkins; and

 

 

RESOLVED:

1.      That Report P/18/04 be received and noted.

2.         That it be recommended to Council that the voluntary redundancy request be agreed with the associated costs to be paid from the redundancy provision for the transformation project as set out in the council report of 28th February 2018 (A/17/24).

 

 

(Voting figures: 6 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

9.

Appointment of a non-statutory Chief Officer

This report provides details of a proposed change to the management structure of the council and seeks approval of the appointment to a new post of Assistant Director – Strategy, Performance and Communications which will report directly to the Corporate Director – Strategic Development (Head of Paid Service).

Minutes:

The report provided details of a proposed change to the management structure of the council and sought approval for the appointment to a new post of Assistant Director – Strategy, Performance and Communications which would report directly to the Corporate Director – Strategic Development (Head of Paid Service).

 

Proposed by Councillor Love,

Seconded by Councillor Wilkins; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.      That Report P/18/03 be received and noted.

2.         That Dr Sarah Robson be appointed to the post of Assistant Director – Strategy, Performance and Communications.

 

During consideration of the report, Councillor Monk gave apologies and left the meeting. Councillor Love took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

 

(Voting figures: 3 for, 0 against, 2 abstentions).