Agenda item

Outside Bodies Annual Report


Councillor David Moore introduced the Outside Bodies Annual Report 2019/20, but expressed his disappointment at the 52% return rate from Councillors. He asked that all Councillors who sit on an outside body complete the feedback form in future.


Councillor Moore moved the report, which was seconded by Councillor Andy Pratt.


Councillor Hawkins expressed his gratitude to Councillor Walmsley for his work in Mirehouse with the ‘Mind your Marras’ work on men’s mental health.


Councillor Branney apologised for his non-return as he had not received the forms due to not having access to the internet.


Councillor McGrath referred to Councillor Dinsdale’s report stating that being on the Police and Crime Panel was pointless and asked if any other Councillors felt the same on their outside bodies.


Councillor Moore replied that if any member felt they were not getting the most out of their outside body they should notify the group leader.


Councillor Dinsdale confirmed that she wanted to be on the Police and Crime Panel, but sometimes felt she was not being listened to. Councillor Dinsdale asked if there was any training available for her, so that she can make the most of her appointment.


Councillor Calvin, agreed with Councillor Moore and stated how much he enjoyed being on his Outside Body.


Councillor Allan Forster stated he had sent in his report as Armed Forces Champion.


The Mayor commended Councillor Forster for the fantastic job he has done for Copeland as Armed Forces Champion.


Councillor Bowman also congratulated Councillor Forster.

She also asked if training for Councillors on outside bodies could be arranged.


A vote was then taken, by way of a roll call.


On a vote of 29 For, 0 Against and 0 Abstention, it was therefore:-


RESOLVED: that the Outside Bodies Annual Report 2019/20 be noted.


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