Agenda and draft minutes

General Purposes Committee - Tuesday, 30th August, 2022 2.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor C A Vinson.

2.

Appointment of Substitute Members pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, Councillor M Bates had been appointed as substitute member for Councillor C A Vinson.

 

(The Democratic and Corporate Services Manager advised that although Councillor M Bates was not present at the meeting, the notification of appointment of a substitute member had been correctly received in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 4.)

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

4.

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To consider the attached Minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2022.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2022 were approved as a correct record for signing by the Chairman.

5.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 8 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor T A Bond, duly seconded by Councillor K Mills and

 

RESOLVED:       That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business on the grounds that the items to be considered involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

6.

Confirmation of the Appointment of a Strategic Director

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service (to follow).

Minutes:

The Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service updated Members on the outcome of the interviews for the new Strategic Director post. The recommendation from the interview panel was that Louise May, Head of Governance and HR should be appointed to the new Strategic Director post.

 

RESOLVED:       That it be recommended to Council that, subject to the Executive Leader raising no objection to the proposed appointment on behalf of the executive, pursuant to Prescribed Standing Orders (Executive Arrangements) Louise May be appointed as Strategic Director.

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