Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair of the Council, Councillor Sue Livings, welcomed new Councillors, Eugenie Harvey, Michael Hardware and Chris Vince to the Chamber.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mike Danvers.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 29 March 2018 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

5.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair’s chosen charities; St Clare Hospice and Action for Family Carers, were both presented with a cheque for £3025 each for 2017/18.

 

The Chair gave her thanks for the Municipal Year

 

Thanks were given and a gift presented to two Officers from the Corporate and Governance Support Team for the personal support that had been provided to the Chair throughout her term in Office.

 

Thanks were given and flowers presented to Vice–Chair, Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, for her support throughout the year.

6.

Presentation of Civic Awards

Minutes:

The Chair presented the following civic Awards to local individuals, in recognition of their commitment and contribution to the local community:

 

            Frances and Steve Donovan

Annette Lidster

Zulqar Cheema

William Tennison

Mick Ellis

Rhonda Murthar

7.

Election of the Chair of the Council and Declaration of Acceptance of Office

The Chair will call for nominations for the appointment of Chair of the Council for 2018/19 (if there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way).

 

The Chair will declare the successful nominee to be elected and invest him/her with the chain and badge of office.

 

The Managing Director will call on the elected Chair of the Council to sign a declaration of acceptance of office.

 

The newly elected Chair of the Council will give an acceptance speech

Minutes:

Councillor Mark Wilkinson proposed and Councillor Emma Toal seconded the nomination of Councillor Maggie Hulcoop.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Maggie Hulcoop is elected as Chair of the Council for 2018/19 and is invested with the chain and badge of office.

 

Councillor Hulcoop signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and gave an acceptance speech.

 

She thanked her colleagues and fellow Councillor for her appointment as Chair of the Council and also thanked Councillor Sue Livings for her service to the town during her term in office.

 

She announced that her chosen charities would be Dolphin Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Streets2Homes.

 

From this point, Councillor Maggie Hulcoop chaired the meeting.

 

8.

Election of Vice-Chair of the Council and Declaration of Acceptance of Office

The Chair will call for nominations for the appointment of Vice-Chair of the Council for 2018/2019 (if there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way).

 

The Chair will declare the successful nominee to be elected and invest him/her with the chain and badge of office.

 

The Managing Director will call on the elected Vice-Chair of the Council to sign a declaration of acceptance of office.

Minutes:

Councillor Shona Johnson proposed and Councillor Nick Churchill seconded the nomination of Councillor Clive Souter.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Clive Souter is elected as Chair of the Council for 2018/19 and is invested with the chain and badge of office.

 

Councillor Souter signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

 

9.

Election of Leader of the Council

The Chair will call for nominations for appointment of Leader of the Council (if there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way).

 

The Chair will declare the successful nominee to be elected.

Minutes:

Councillor Emma Toal proposed and Councillor Chris Vince seconded the nomination of Councillor Mark Ingall.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Mark Ingall is elected as Leader of the Council. 

 

10.

Appointment to the Cabinet

The Chair will call for the Leader to announce his/her Deputy Leader and appointments to the Cabinet.

Minutes:

Councillor Mark Ingall announced his Cabinet as follows:

 

Councillor Waida Forman – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Equalities and Diversity      

Councillor Mike Danvers– Portfolio Holder for Resources

Councillor Eugenie Harvey – Portfolio Holder for Community and Wellbeing

Councillor Danny Purton– Portfolio Holder for Environment

Councillor Lanie Shears – Portfolio Holder for Governance

Councillor John Strachan– Portfolio Holder for Regeneration

Councillor Emma Toal – Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth

Councillor Mark Wilkinson– Portfolio Holder for Housing

 

 

 

11.

Appointment to Committees, Sub-Committees and Panels of the Council and their Chair and Vice-Chair (To Follow) pdf icon PDF 39 KB

The Chair will call for nominations to the membership of Committees, Sub-Committees and Panels of the Council and their Chairs and Vice- Chairs.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

Councillors are appointed as members/substitute members of Council Committees, sub Committees and Panels as set out in agenda item 11. (Appended)

 

12.

Appointment of Member Champions (to Follow) pdf icon PDF 6 KB

The Chair will call for nominations for appointments of Member Champions.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Member Champions nominated for appointment are agreed as detailed in agenda item 12.(Appended)

13.

Nomination for Appointment of Council Representatives on Outside Bodies( To Follow) pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The Chair will call for nominations for appointment of Council representatives on the outside bodies as listed.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Council representatives nominated for appointment to the outside bodies are agreed as detailed in Agenda Item 13.(Appended)

14.

Calendar of Meetings 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 24 KB

To approve the calendar of meetings for the 2018/19 municipal year.

Minutes:

RESOLVEDthat the calendar of meetings for 2018/19, as outlined in Agenda Item 14, is approved.

15.

Matters of Urgent Business

Minutes:

None