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To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 9 October 2019 for signature by the Mayor as Chair of the Council.
That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 9 October 2019, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
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.
(a) Councillor Newgrosh
The Council joined with the Mayor in congratulating Councillor Julian Newgrosh on his recent marriage to Claudia and wishing them every happiness for the future.
(b) Liberal Democrats Group Leader
The Mayor advised the Council that, as of 1 November 2019, Councillor Newgrosh became the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group on the Council, with Councillor Brophy now the Deputy Group Leader.
(c) Membership of the Executive
The Leader of the Council reported that due to illness, Councillor Baugh had on 26 November 2019, tendered her resignation as a Member of the Executive and as a consequence, Councillor Patel was to be appointed to serve as Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, with immediate effect.
Members joined with the Leader in conveying good wishes to Councillor Baugh for a speedy recovery and he was sure that she would continue to be a diligent ward councillor.
To consider a report of the Chief Executive / (Acting) Returning Officer.
The Chief Executive and (Acting) Returning Officer submitted a report setting out proposals to enable the Council to comply with its statutory duty to review all Parliamentary polling districts and polling places and to review all local government polling districts and polling places at the same time.
(1) That the Review Proposals for polling districts and polling places, as set out in Appendix B to this report, be approved by Council.
(2) That authority be delegated to the (Acting) Returning Officer, in consultation with the Group Leaders, to identify and approve the use of alternative suitable buildings that could be used as a polling place, if necessary and in the event that any approved polling places become unavailable for use on the date of the election.