Background
Background

Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Atrium, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven. CA28 7SJ

Contact: Clive Willoughby  Tel: 07385 362806

Items
No. Item

C 21/1

Suspension of Rule of Debate 14.1

Minutes:

Councillor David Moore moved a motion to suspend Rule of Debate 14.1 for this meeting, to allow Members to remain seated whilst addressing Council. It was seconded and

 

RESOLVED that Rule of Debate 14.1 be suspended for this meeting only.

 

C 21/2

Minutes silence in memory of Honorary Alderman Mrs Margaret Woodburn

Minutes:

The Chair paid tribute to Honorary Alderman Mrs Margaret Woodburn who sadly passed away on 16 May 2021 and Council observed a minute of silence in her memory.

 

C 21/3

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jackie Bowman, Fred Gleaves and Tom Higgins.

 

C 21/4

Declarations of Interest in Agenda Items

Minutes:

No declarations of Interests were made at this meeting.

 

C 21/5

Election of Chair of Council for 2021-2022

Minutes:

Before asking for nominations, the Chair thanked the Councillors for their support over the last year. He also thanked the Democratic Services team and all officers for their help. The Chair then wished the incoming Chair success for the coming year.

 

At last year’s Annual Meeting, held virtually, the Chair was unable to present the previous Chair with a Past Chair’s Badge. He then invited Councillor Joan Hully forward to collect her badge from the Mace Table.

 

Nominations were invited for the position of Chair of Council for the year

2021-2022.

 

Councillor Michael McVeigh proposed Councillor Jeanette Forster.

This was seconded by Councillor Linda Jones-Bulman.

 

Councillor David Moore proposed Councillor Felicity Wilson.

This was seconded by Councillor Andy Pratt.

 

A vote was then taken by way of a show of hands and it was,

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Jeanette Forster be elected Chair of Council for the 2021-2022 municipal year. 

 

Councillor Jeanette Forster then read and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Chair.

 

Councillor Jeanette Forster in the Chair.

 

C 21/6

Appointment of Deputy Chair of Council for 2021-2022

Minutes:

Nominations were invited for the position of Deputy Chair of Council for the year 2021-2022.

 

Councillor Michael McVeigh proposed Councillor Linda Jones-Bulman.

This was seconded by Councillor Joan Hully.

 

Councillor David Moore proposed Councillor Felicity Wilson.

This was seconded by Councillor Jeffrey Hailes.

 

A vote was then taken by way of a show of hands and it was,

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Linda Jones-Bulman be elected Deputy Chair of Council for the 2021-2022 municipal year. 

 

C 21/7

Minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2021 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

C 21/8

To note the appointment of Members to the Executive by the Mayor, and their portfolio responsibilities.

Minutes:

Prior to presenting this item, the Mayor thanked the outgoing Chair, Councillor Charles Maudling, for his work during his term of office and congratulated Councillors Jeanette Forster and Linda Jones-Bulman on their appointments.  Councillor Joseph Ghayouba was also welcomed to the Council following his election.

The Mayor then highlighted the Council’s achievements during 2020/21 and thanked all Members and the staff for their continued support.

 

The Mayor notified Council of his Executive appointments and their portfolio responsibilities for the 2021-2022 municipal year as follows:-

 

Mike Starkie (Mayor)                    Portfolio holder for Strategic Leadership

David Moore (Deputy Mayor)    Portfolio holder for Nuclear and

Corporate Services

Andy Pratt                                        Portfolio holder for Environment, Place

And Inclusive Communities

Steven Morgan                              Portfolio holder for Commercial Services

 

RESOLVED – That the Executive appointments and portfolios be noted.

 

C 21/9

Appointment to Committees and Outside Bodies for the year 2021-2022. pdf icon PDF 470 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the appointments to Committees, Panels, and other Outside Bodies for the 2021/22 municipal year.

 

During discussion of this item, a suggestion was made that a Working Group be established to look at the Constitution.

Council was advised that the Standards and Ethics Committee could set up a small working group if they so wished and this could be considered at their first meeting.

A further suggestion was made that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee look at Constitution changes, prior to being considered by full Council.

The Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee supported this and the suggestion was noted.

 

RESOLVED – that

a)     The appointments to committees as shown at Appendix A (tabled at the meeting) be approved,

b)     The appointment of Mr Michael Bonner as Independent Member to the Audit Committee until the Annual Meeting in 2020, be confirmed.

c)     The appointment of statutory independent persons for code of conduct matters until the Annual Meeting in 2022, be confirmed.

d)     The re-appointment of three members to the Independent Remuneration Panel until the Annual Meeting in 2022 be noted and endorsed.

e)     The schedule of Outside Body appointments as current, with the exception that Councillor John Kane replaces Councillor Linda Jones-Bulman on the Lake District National Park Partnership be agreed and a copy be circulated to all Members after the meeting.

f)       It be confirmed that Standards and Ethics Committee retain and hold responsibility, as currently within their terms of reference, for keeping the Constitution under review and making recommendations to Council.

 

C 21/10

Calendar of Meetings for the year 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the proposed calendar of meetings for the

2021-2022 municipal year, with the addition of Licensing Committee meetings being added at 10:30am on 30 June 2021, 8 September 2021,

8 December 2021 and 9 March 2022.

 

RESOLVED – that the calendar of meetings for the 2021-2022 municipal year, with the Licensing Committee additions, be approved.

 

 

 

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