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18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 23 May 2018 for signature by the Mayor as Chairman.

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That the Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 23 May 2018, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

19.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, Leader of the Council, Members of the Executive, Chairs of Scrutiny Committees and the Head of Paid Service.

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(a)        Remembering Srebrenica

 

Referring Members to the Council resolution of 26 July 2017 (Minute No. 31 refers) the Mayor advised that this year Srebrenica Memorial week was held 8-15 July. As it was the closest Council Meeting to the week of remembrance, the Council stood in silence to reflect upon the 23rd anniversary of the atrocities.

 

(b)        Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours

 

The May took the opportunity to recognise those citizens and persons connected with Trafford who had recently been named in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours List, namely:

 

Professor Jaswinder Bamrah of Sale received the citation of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Mental Health, Diversity and the NHS;

 

Jonathan Rouse of Hale awarded the CBE for services to Health and Social Care;

 

Christopher Brindley of Stretford awarded the citation of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Sport in Greater Manchester;

 

Lawrence Cleary of Bowdon awarded the MBE for services to deaf people;

 

Mohammed Iqbal of Old Trafford awarded the MBE for services to charity and community relations in Manchester;

 

Olive Strachan of Flixton awarded the MBE for services to exports in professional business services;

 

Leslie Kay of Hale awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Older People in the Jewish community in Manchester;

 

Sandra Matlow of Bowdon awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in South Manchester;

 

Maureen Reilly of Stretford awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Lostock; and

 

Ralph Rudden of Sale awarded the British Empire Medal for voluntary services to the community in Sale West.

 

On behalf of the Council, the Mayor had written to convey congratulations for all their achievements and such richly deserved recognition.

 

(c)        Scrutiny Committee Update

 

Councillor Acton reported that, in response to residents’ overwhelming concerns, one of his first acts in his new role as Chair of Scrutiny Committee was to set up a task and finish group to scrutinise the Council’s contract with Amey. He wished to make it clear that he attached no blame to the frontline workforce and that it was clear the contract needed an in depth review to determine what improvements could be made, in order to deliver services in a manner that everyone would expect.  

 

(d)        Health Scrutiny Committee Update

 

Councillor Chilton, Chair of Health Scrutiny Committee reported that the Committee’s main emphasis would be monitoring the integration of the Clinical Commissioning Group and formation of the Single Hospital Service. Members had put forward suggestions for topic work or agenda items focusing on Dentistry, Period Poverty and Phlebotomy which would be taken up as either on-going agenda items or full topic group work and he looked forward to everyone’s input.

 

(e)        Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee

 

Councillor Denise Western, Chair of Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee reported that the Committee had decided its first task would be to look at Special Educational Needs provision and this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Questions By Members

This is an opportunity for Members of Council to ask the Mayor, Members of the Executive or the Chair of any Committee or Sub-Committee a question on notice under Procedure Rule 10.2.

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The Mayor reported that 6 questions had been received under Procedure Rule 10.2.

 

(a)    Councillor Chilton asked the following question for which he had given notice:

 

“Please can the Executive Member advise who would be liable if damage results, such as a tree falling, from a piece of common land (namely the green areas on the Newgate Road estate in Sale), where the ownership is disputed between the Council and the original developer?”

 

Councillor Adshead, the Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change advised that the land in question was not common land and that the Council was not aware of a dispute over ownership of the land, owned and developed in the 1970s by George Wimpey and Company, now Carrillion Construction Limited, which was in liquidation. Any transfer of land to the Council would have been registered and since it had not been recorded, the Council could only assume the land and responsibility for the trees still lay with Carrillion. It was possible that a Section 52 (now 106) Agreement could have been made but neither party had any record of this. The Council had statutory powers to deal with dangerous trees but this did not translate to a general liability for trees on land it does not own.

 

In light of the response, Councillor Chilton asked as a supplementary question, whether the Council could either compel the owner to make sure the land was properly maintained or do everything in its own power, including regular inspections, to ensure that the trees did not become a danger given how close they were to residential properties. Mindful of the statutory powers should a tree become dangerous, Councillor Adshead advised that he would consult with officers and provide a response on possible action.

 

(b)    Councillor Mrs. Young asked the following question for which she had given notice:

 

“Over the past three years Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has gone through a number of changes in its management culminating in an amalgamation with Trafford Council in April this year with our Chief Executive being the Accountable Officer.

 

We are now told that Trafford CCG will be managed by an interim, part time Accountable Officer from Salford together with Trafford’s Corporate Director of Commissioning.

 

Can you assure us that Trafford’s CCG will maintain its duties primarily to the citizens of Trafford during this changeover period?”

 

Councillor Lloyd, the Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing outlined the interim management arrangements and personnel and confirmed that the Governing Body and an overarching governing structure were in place. Councillor Lloyd assured Members that with the arrangements in place, the CCG’s duties to Trafford residents would be performed during the period.

 

With the understanding that an Accountable Officer would be working on a part-time basis, Councillor Mrs. Young asked as a supplementary question for an assurance that Trafford Council and Trafford CCG would work solely for the benefit of Trafford and its residents and not at the expense of another authority. Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

Motion Without Notice - Procedure Rule 12 (c)

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It was moved and seconded that, “in accordance with Procedure Rule 12 (c), this Council requires a change to the order of business in the agenda summons in relation to the ‘Appointment of Interim Chief Executive and Appointments to Corporate Leadership Structure’ (Item 11) which will require the Council to hear this item in public and immediately.”

 

The Motion was put to the vote and in accordance with Procedure Rule 16.5 a recorded vote was called for. This resulted as follows:

 

Those in favour of the Motion: Councillors S.A. Anstee, S.K. Anstee, Dr. Barclay, Miss Blackburn, Boyes, Bunting, Butt, Cawdrey, Chilton, Mrs. Evans,  N. Evans, Mrs. Haddad, Holden, Hopps, Hyman, Lally, Lamb, Mitchell, Myers, Reilly, Rigby, Sharp, Shaw, Whetton, M. Young and Mrs. P. Young.

 

Those against the Motion: Councillors Acton, Adshead, Baugh, Bennett, Bowker, Mrs. Brophy, Brotherton, Coggins, Cordingley, Dillon, Duffield, Freeman, Harding, Hynes, Jarman, Lloyd, Longden, New, Patel, Procter, Ross, Slater, Stennett, Thomas, Walsh, A. Western, D. Western, Whitham, Whyte, Williams and Wright.

 

With the result of the vote being 26 in favour and 31 against, with 0 abstentions, the Motion was declared lost.

 

22.

Motion Without Notice - Procedure Rule 12 (d)

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It was moved and seconded that, “in accordance with Procedure Rule 12 (d), this Council, in advance of the debate on the ‘Appointment of Interim Chief Executive and Appointments to Corporate Leadership Structure’ (Item 11 in the agenda summons), requires the immediate referral of the entire circumstances of these proposed appointments to the Council’s auditor for review. There are sufficient and justified concerns surrounding the integrity of the process that was utilised and its compromise and the recommendations, if approved, are potentially unconstitutional and unlawful”.

 

The Motion was put to the vote and in accordance with Procedure Rule 16.5 a recorded vote was called for. This resulted as follows:

 

Those in favour of the Motion: Councillors S.A. Anstee, S.K. Anstee, Dr. Barclay, Miss Blackburn, Boyes, Bunting, Butt, Cawdrey, Chilton, Mrs. Evans,  N. Evans, Mrs. Haddad, Holden, Hopps, Hyman, Lally, Lamb, Mitchell, Myers, Reilly, Rigby, Sharp, Shaw, Whetton, M. Young and Mrs. P. Young.

 

Those against the Motion: Councillors Acton, Adshead, Baugh, Bennett, Bowker, Mrs. Brophy, Brotherton, Coggins, Cordingley, Dillon, Duffield, Freeman, Harding, Hynes, Jarman, Lloyd, Longden, New, Patel, Procter, Ross, Slater, Stennett, Taylor, Thomas, Walsh, A. Western, D. Western, Whitham, Whyte, Williams and Wright.

 

With the result of the vote being 26 in favour and 32 against, with 0 abstentions, the Motion was declared lost.

23.

Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale (STaR) Procurement Collaboration and Executive Joint Committee

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance, further to an expected decision of the Executive at its meeting on 23 July 2018.

 

[Note: A related report containing “exempt information” is also to be considered by the Council without the press and public present.]

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The Executive Member for Finance submitted a report on the strategic proposal to expand the current STaR Shared Procurement Service from three partner councils to four partner councils and potentially to further expand the collaboration to five partner councils.

 

The report outlined the rationale for STaR’s growth strategy and provided details of proposed commercial arrangements, governance arrangements and implementation strategies. In addition, the identities of the potential partners were included in an associated “exempt information” report on the agenda and as such that report was not subject to publication. The proposal had also been considered by the Executive at its meeting on 23 July 2018.

 

        RESOLVED: That, to the extent that the activities of the new STAR Joint Committee are not executive functions, the Council delegates to the Joint Committee the power to do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the discharge of the procurement functions delegated to it, in particular the power to make staffing appointments and the power to make standing orders as to contracts.

24.

Accounts and Audit Committee Annual Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 436 KB

To note a report of the 2017/18 Chairman and Vice-Chairman presented to the Accounts & Audit Committee on 20 June 2018.

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The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Accounts and Audit Committee for 2017/19 submitted a report summarising the work undertaken by the Committee during the year and its impact. The report also provided assurance to the Council on the fulfilment of the Committee’s responsibilities.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted.

25.

Year End Corporate Report on Health and Safety - 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To note a report of the Executive Member for Equalities and Partnerships.

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The Executive Member for Equalities and Partnerships submitted a report providing information on council wide health and safety performance and trends in workplace accidents. The report also provided a summary of other key developments in health and safety for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted.

26.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Legal Services.

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The Director of Legal and Democratic Services submitted a report presenting the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel convened in June 2018 to consider amendments to the Scheme of Members’ Allowances. The Council had previously deferred a report in relation to the Scheme on 29 March 2017.

 

The Leaders of the Labour and Conservative Political Groups accepted the reports contents, however, indicated that their Members would not take up the resultant 2% increase in allowances.

 

        RESOLVED: That the recommendations of the Panel, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved and that the Director of Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to revise Part 6 of the Constitution (Members’ Allowances Scheme) in accordance with this decision.

27.

Motion Submitted by the Green Party Group with the support of a Liberal Democrat Member - Reducing Single Use Plastic in Trafford

 

Council notes that, in the UK, one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute. Across the country, only 40% of plastic waste is recycled domestically while eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans each year. Here it endangers marine life and can enter the food chain where it is known to pose risks to human health.

 

Council believes that the reduction of single-use plastic would benefit health in Trafford and reduce waste.

 

Council therefore requests the Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change to:

 

1.     Develop a robust strategy to ensure Trafford Council phases out single-use plastics (SUP) in its activities within the next two years.

2.     Work with partners and other large institutions to encourage them in developing similar strategies to reduce SUP.

3.     Inform the public of Trafford of the reasons for phasing out SUP and encourage them to switch to alternatives.

 

Council also agrees to:

 

1.     Incorporate the phasing out of SUP into Trafford Council's Sustainability Strategy.

2.     Refer all of the recommendations in this motion to Scrutiny Committee in order to advise the Executive on effective delivery.

3.     Ask the Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change to write to the Environment Secretary, requesting that the reduction of SUP form part of any future national Waste Management Strategy.

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(Note: With the consent of the meeting, Councillor Coggins altered the Motion of which she had given notice with the deletion of “, in the UK,” from the first sentence.  

 

It was moved and seconded that:

 

“Council notes that one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute. Across the country, only 40% of plastic waste is recycled domestically while eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans each year. Here it endangers marine life and can enter the food chain where it is known to pose risks to human health.

 

Council believes that the reduction of single-use plastic would benefit health in Trafford and reduce waste.

 

Council therefore requests the Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change to:

 

1.     Develop a robust strategy to ensure Trafford Council phases out single-use plastics (SUP) in its activities within the next two years.

2.     Work with partners and other large institutions to encourage them in developing similar strategies to reduce SUP.

3.     Inform the public of Trafford of the reasons for phasing out SUP and encourage them to switch to alternatives.

 

Council also agrees to:

 

1.     Incorporate the phasing out of SUP into Trafford Council's Sustainability Strategy.

2.     Refer all of the recommendations in this motion to Scrutiny Committee in order to advise the Executive on effective delivery.

3.     Ask the Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change to write to the Environment Secretary, requesting that the reduction of SUP form part of any future national Waste Management Strategy.”

 

It was moved and seconded as an amendment that:

 

        “Council notes that one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute. Across the country, only 40% of plastic waste is recycled domestically while eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans each year. Here it endangers marine life and can enter the food chain where it is known to pose risks to human health.

 

        Council believes that the reduction of single-use plastic would benefit health in Trafford and reduce waste.

 

        Council therefore requests the Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change to:

 

1.     Develop a robust strategy to ensure Trafford Council phases out single-use plastics (SUP) in its activities within the next two years.

2.     Work with partners and other large institutions to encourage them in developing similar strategies to reduce SUP.

3.     Inform the public of Trafford of the reasons for phasing out SUP and encourage them to switch to alternatives.

 

Council also agrees to:

 

1.     Incorporate the phasing out of SUP into Trafford Council's Sustainability Strategy.

2.     Refer all of the recommendations in this motion to Scrutiny Committee in order to advise the Executive on effective delivery.

3.     Ask the Executive Member for the Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change to write to the Environment Secretary, requesting that the reduction of SUP form part of any future national Waste Management Strategy.

 

In line with proposals set out in this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Motion Submitted by the Labour Group - Charter Against Modern Slavery

 

Trafford Council will:

1.          Train its corporate procurement team to understand modern slavery through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) online course on Ethical Procurement and Supply.

2.          Require its contractors to comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, wherever it applies, with contract termination as a potential sanction for non-compliance.

3.          Challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery.

4.          Highlight to its suppliers that contracted workers are free to join a trade union and are not to be treated unfairly for belonging to one.

5.          Publicise its whistle-blowing system for staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

6.          Require its tendered contractors to adopt a whistle-blowing policy which enables their staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

7.          Review its contractual spending regularly to identify any potential issues with modern slavery.

8.          Highlight for its suppliers any risks identified concerning modern slavery and refer them to the relevant agencies to be addressed.

9.          Refer for investigation via the National Crime Agency’s national referral mechanism any of its contractors identified as a cause for concern regarding modern slavery.

Report publicly on the implementation of this policy annually.

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It was moved and seconded that:

 

“Trafford Council will:

 

1.     Train its corporate procurement team to understand modern slavery through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) online course on Ethical Procurement and Supply.

2.     Require its contractors to comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, wherever it applies, with contract termination as a potential sanction for non-compliance.

3.     Challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery.

4.     Highlight to its suppliers that contracted workers are free to join a trade union and are not to be treated unfairly for belonging to one.

5.     Publicise its whistle-blowing system for staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

6.     Require its tendered contractors to adopt a whistle-blowing policy which enables their staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

7.     Review its contractual spending regularly to identify any potential issues with modern slavery.

8.     Highlight for its suppliers any risks identified concerning modern slavery and refer them to the relevant agencies to be addressed.

9.     Refer for investigation via the National Crime Agency’s national referral mechanism any of its contractors identified as a cause for concern regarding modern slavery.

10.   Report publicly on the implementation of this policy annually.”

 

Following speeches in support, the Motion was agreed with the unanimous consent of the Council.

 

RESOLVED: That Trafford Council will

 

1.     Train its corporate procurement team to understand modern slavery through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) online course on Ethical Procurement and Supply.

2.     Require its contractors to comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, wherever it applies, with contract termination as a potential sanction for non-compliance.

3.     Challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery.

4.     Highlight to its suppliers that contracted workers are free to join a trade union and are not to be treated unfairly for belonging to one.

5.     Publicise its whistle-blowing system for staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

6.     Require its tendered contractors to adopt a whistle-blowing policy which enables their staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

7.     Review its contractual spending regularly to identify any potential issues with modern slavery.

8.     Highlight for its suppliers any risks identified concerning modern slavery and refer them to the relevant agencies to be addressed.

9.     Refer for investigation via the National Crime Agency’s national referral mechanism any of its contractors identified as a cause for concern regarding modern slavery.

10.   Report publicly on the implementation of this policy annually.

29.

Motion Submitted by the Labour Group - Northern Rail Performance

 

This Council recognises the crucial role that railways must play in a prosperous northern economy and the extent to which so many Trafford residents require a modern, efficient, comfortable and punctual rail service to support their professional lives.

 

Council is alarmed at the continued and accelerated deterioration in Northern Rail services in Trafford following the introduction of a new timetable on May 20, particularly on the Flixton/Urmston and Altrincham lines, as well as more generally across the North West.

 

Council considers the overcrowding and delays experienced by passengers are a failure of both a flawed franchise regime, and of a Conservative Government that has contemptuously reneged on election manifesto pledges to deliver investment whilst ignoring warnings that the timetable changes would bring chaos.

 

Council therefore resolves to instruct the Leader to write to the Prime Minister to demand that:

 

       Government recommits to the Northern Powerhouse.

       Government takes immediate action to take back the Northern Rail franchise into public owned operation.

       Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling is removed from his role as it is clear he has lost the confidence of rail users in the north; and it is vital that we have a Secretary of State that values the North of England.

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It was moved and seconded that:

 

“This Council recognises the crucial role that railways must play in a prosperous northern economy and the extent to which so many Trafford residents require a modern, efficient, comfortable and punctual rail service to support their professional lives.

 

Council is alarmed at the continued and accelerated deterioration in Northern Rail services in Trafford following the introduction of a new timetable on May 20, particularly on the Flixton/Urmston and Altrincham lines, as well as more generally across the North West.

 

Council considers the overcrowding and delays experienced by passengers are a failure of both a flawed franchise regime, and of a Conservative Government that has contemptuously reneged on election manifesto pledges to deliver investment whilst ignoring warnings that the timetable changes would bring chaos.

 

Council therefore resolves to instruct the Leader to write to the Prime Minister to demand that:

 

       Government recommits to the Northern Powerhouse.

       Government takes immediate action to take back the Northern Rail franchise into public owned operation.

       Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling is removed from his role as it is clear he has lost the confidence of rail users in the north; and it is vital that we have a Secretary of State that values the North of England.”

 

It was moved and seconded as an amendment that:

 

“This Council recognises the crucial role that railways must play in a prosperous northern economy and the extent to which so many Trafford residents require a modern, efficient, comfortable and punctual rail service to support their professional lives.

 

Council is concerned about the recent deterioration in Northern Rail services in Trafford following the introduction of a new timetable on May 20, particularly on the Flixton/Urmston and Altrincham lines, as well as more generally across the North West.

 

Council considers that the overcrowding and delays experienced by passengers are as a result of number of factors, many outside of Northern Rail’s control.

 

Council welcomes the Government’s recovery plan to tackle disruption to services following the greatest timetable change for a generation, providing hundreds of new services, and as the government carries out the biggest modernisation of the rail network since Victorian times to improve rail travel for passengers across the region.

 

Council therefore resolves to instruct the Leader to write to the Prime Minister to:

 

      Ask the Government to reaffirm its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

       Ask the Government to prioritise the North of England for future rail infrastructure investment.

       Welcome the multi-million investment into new trains for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express.

       Welcome the introduction of hundreds of new rail services throughout the North West.

              Ask the Government to ensure improving train services across the North is the number one priority for the Department for Transport.”

 

Following a debate on the matter, the amendment was put to the vote and declared lost. The substantive Motion was then put to the vote and declared carried.

 

RESOLVED: That this Council recognises the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Exclusion Resolution

Motion  (Which may be amended as Members think fit):

 

“That the public be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following item on the agenda, because of the likelihood of disclosure of “exempt information” which falls within one or more descriptive categories of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, as specified on the agenda item and report relating to the item.”

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It was moved and seconded that the public be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following item on the agenda, because of the likelihood of disclosure of “exempt information” which falls within Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

The Motion was put to the vote and declared carried.

 

RESOLVED: That the public be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following item on the agenda, because of the likelihood of disclosure of “exempt information” which falls within Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended (i.e. the report contains information relating to an individual and information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information), and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information).

31.

Appointment of Interim Chief Executive and Appointments to Corporate Leadership Structure

(Not for publication by virtue of Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A

i.e. the report is not for publication as it contains information relating to an individual and information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information), and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.)

 

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council.

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The Leader of the Council submitted a report detailing the proposed appointment of an Interim Chief Executive / Head of Paid Service and setting out proposals and rationale for the re-alignment of Directorate portfolios and the appointment of Corporate Directors.

 

It was moved and seconded that the report’s recommendations be approved.

 

(Note: During the debate on the Motion, the time being 9:09 p.m., the Mayor indicated that the length of speeches would be restricted to 2 minutes per speaker.)

 

Following the debate on the matter, the Motion was put to the vote and in accordance with Procedure Rule 16.5 a recorded vote was called for. This resulted as follows:

 

Those in favour of the Motion: Councillors Acton, Adshead, Baugh, Bennett, Bowker, Mrs. Brophy, Brotherton, Coggins, Cordingley, Dillon, Duffield, Freeman, Harding, Hynes, Jarman, Lloyd, Longden, New, Patel, Procter, Ross, Slater, Stennett, Taylor, Thomas, Walsh, A. Western, D. Western, Whitham, Whyte, Williams and Wright.

 

Those against the Motion: Councillors S.A. Anstee, S.K. Anstee, Dr. Barclay, Miss Blackburn, Boyes, Bunting, Butt, Cawdrey, Chilton, Mrs. Evans,  N. Evans, Mrs. Haddad, Holden, Hopps, Hyman, Lally, Lamb, Mitchell, Myers, Reilly, Rigby, Sharp, Shaw, Whetton, M. Young and Mrs. P. Young.

 

With the result of the vote being 32 in favour and 26 against, with 0 abstentions, the Motion was declared carried.

 

RESOLVED: That the Council

 

(1)        Approves the appointment of an Interim Chief Executive / Head of Paid Service as set out in the report.

 

(2)        Approves the disestablishment of the Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources post.

 

(3)        Approves the establishment of a new Corporate Leadership Team Structure as set out in the report.

 

(4)        Notes its prior approval of the appointment of a Joint Chief Finance Officer and Statutory S151 Officer and approves the renaming of the role to Corporate Director of Finance and Systems.

 

(5)        Approves the appointment of the Director of Legal and Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer to the role of Corporate Director of Governance and Community Strategy and notes that the Council’s Monitoring Officer sits with this post.

 

(6)        Approves the appointment of the Acting Corporate Director of Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure as the newly re-designated Corporate Director of Place.

 

(7)        Approves the appointment of the Director of Human Resources to the new role of Corporate Director of People.

 

(8)        Approves the appointment of the Director of Safeguarding and Professional Development to the role of Acting Corporate Director of Children and Families and notes that the Acting Corporate Director of Children and Families will be the Statutory Director of Children’s Services.

 

(9)        Approves the appointment of the Director of Integrated Services to the role of Acting Corporate Director of Adult Services and notes that the Acting Corporate Director of Adult Services will be the Statutory Director of Social Services (Adults).

 

(10)    Delegates authority to the Corporate Director of Governance and Community Strategy to make any consequential amendments to the scheme of delegation.