Issue - meetings

Draft Calendar of Meetings for the 2017/18 Municipal Year

Meeting: 27/02/2017 - Cabinet (Item 99)

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Councillor Ann McLachlan, Cabinet Member - Transformation, Leisure and Culture

(and Joint Deputy Leader of the Labour Group), said:


“This report sets out a programme of meetings for the coming Municipal Year, allowing the Council to plan its business effectively and enable effective governance and scrutiny of all decisions.”


Councillor Ann McLachlan introduced a report that recommended draft dates for Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings (“Council meetings”) for the Municipal Year 2017/2018. The report also described various issues that had been taken into account in compiling it.  Appended to the report as Appendix 1 was the Draft Calendar of Meetings for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.


Other meetings that did not constitute a meeting of the Council and, therefore, did not require inclusion in the Calendar of Meetings were set out at Appendix 2 to the report. Councillor McLachlan informed that notification of these other meetings was provided now to enable Members to manage their diaries.


The Wirral Plan: A 2020 Vision set out a shared partnership vision to improve outcomes for Wirral residents. Delivery of the priorities and outcomes described in the Plan was dependent on the efficient operation of the democratic process to scrutinise and make the decisions required and the requirement for the scheduling of Council meetings which took these decisions.


The decision required was not a key decision.




(1)  the relevant draft Calendar of Meetings for the 2017/18 Municipal Year set out at Appendix 1 for approval, and unless amended at the meeting of Council on 20 March, 2017, be confirmed as the Calendar of Meetings for the Municipal Year 2017/18;


(2)   the other meetings detailed set out at Appendix 2 be noted and Members diarise those meetings as appropriate; and


(3)   any proposed amendments to the Calendar of Meetings and Appendix 2 be submitted to the Assistant Director: Law and Governance by 10am on Friday, 10 March 2017.