Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Wallasey Town Hall

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5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are asked to consider whether they have any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or any other relevant interest, in connection with any matter to be debated or determined at this meeting and, if so, to declare it and state the nature of such interest.

 

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Members of the Council were invited to consider whether they had any disclosable pecuniary and / or any other relevant interest in connection with any matters to be determined at this meeting and, if so, to declare it and state the nature of the interest.

 

No such declarations were made.

6.

CIVIC MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Civic Mayor's announcements and any apologies for absence.

 

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The Civic Mayor welcomed everyone to the meeting and brought Council’s attention to the recent passing of former Councillor Colin Penfold, and a moment of silence was held.

 

Apologies for absence were announced for Councillor Cherry Povall, Emily Gleaves and John Hoey.

 

The Civic Mayor extended an open invitation to Group Leaders, Deputy Group Leaders and Chief Officers at the conclusion of each Council meeting to join the Civic Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the parlour, and further extended the invitation to newly elected members at the conclusion of the current Council meeting.

7.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the three meetings of the Council, two extraordinary and one ordinary, held on 21 March, 2022.

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The minutes of the three meetings of the Council, two extraordinary and one ordinary, held on 21 March 2022 had been circulated to Members. On a motion by the Civic Mayor, seconded by Councillor Janette Williamson, it was –

 

Resolved – That the minutes of the three meetings held on 21 March 2022 be approved and adopted as a correct record.

8.

ELECTION RESULTS - 5 MAY 2022 pdf icon PDF 8 KB

To receive and note the report of the Returning Officer on the results of the Local Government Election held on 5 May, 2022.

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The Chief Executive / Returning Officer presented a summary of the results of the Local Government Elections held on 5 May 2022.

 

Resolved – That the report be noted.

9.

MATTERS REQUIRING APPROVAL OR CONSIDERATION BY THE COUNCIL

To consider the following reports of the Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer) which require the approval or consideration of the Council.

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In accordance with Standing Order 1.3 five matters had been submitted for approval by the Council (see minutes 10 to 14 post).

10.

ADOPTION OF A REVISED COUNCIL CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The minute of the Constitution and Standards Committee of 14 December 2021, 17 February 2022 and 13 April, 2022, together with the reports on the revision of the petition scheme, revision of the members code of conduct and the wider Constitutional revisions are attached with the recommendation that they be adopted by the Council.

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The first item requiring approval was three referrals from Constitution and Standards Committee, to adopt a revised Constitution including a revised Member Code of Conduct and Petition Scheme.

 

On a motion by Councillor Phil Gilchrist, seconded by Councillor Paul Stuart, it was –

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the revisions to the Constitution be agreed.

(2)  The revised Member Code of Conduct be agreed.

(3)  The revised Petition Scheme be adopted.

11.

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To determine such committees as the Council considers appropriate for the municipal year and, determine the number of members to form the committees and the allocation of seats.

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The second item requiring approval was in relation to the appointment of committees.

 

On a motion by the Civic Mayor, seconded by Councillor Janette Williamson, it was –

 

Resolved – That

 

(1)   the formation of those Committees set out in Part 3(B) of the revised Constitution be agreed and seats on the Committees be allocated as set out in Appendix 1.

 

(2)  the Monitoring Officer be authorised as proper officer to carry out the wishes of the Leaders of Political Groups in allocating Members to membership and substitute membership of the committees or other authorities, and to appoint those Members with effect from the date at which the proper officer is advised of the names of such Members.

 

(3)   the appointment of sub-committees, panels and statutory/advisory committees be delegated to the appropriate parent Committee of Council.

 

(4)  Authority be delegated to the Director of Law and Governance, to appoint Members to the Regulatory Panel of the Regulatory and General Purposes Committee and appoint Members to the Licensing Panel of the Licensing Committee, in consultation with the Chair and Spokespersons of these Committees, to enable meetings of either, or both, of these panels, if required, prior to their appointment at the first meetings of each of these committees.

12.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To appoint:

 

(i)  the Leader of the Council (Chair of Policy and Resources Committee)

 

(ii)  the Deputy Leader of the Council (Vice-Chair of Policy and Resources Committee)

 

(iii)  the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of all other Council committees, at A above, other than those which the Council has decided should be appointed by the committee itself.

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The third matter requiring approval was in relation to the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Committees.

 

On a motion by Councillor Paul Stuart, seconded by Councillor Jean Robinson, it was –

 

A. Resolved –

 

(1)  That Councillor Janette Williamson be appointed Leader of the Council (Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee).

 

Having been invited by the Civic Mayor to make her acceptance speech, Councillor Janette Williamson then spoke to her election as Leader.

 

On a motion by Councillor Janette Williamson, seconded by Councillor Paul Stuart, it was –

 

B. Resolved –

 

(2)  That Councillor Jean Robinson be appointed Deputy Leader of the Council (Vice-Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee).

 

C. Resolved –

 

(3)  That Chairs and Vice-Chairs be appointed to Committees as referred to in the list circulated in the supplementary agenda, and that the appointments be as set out below.

 

Committee

Chair

Vice-Chair

Policy and Resources

Janette Williamson

Jean Robinson

Adult Social Care and Public Health

Yvonne Nolan

Mary Jordan

Children, Young People and Education

Kathy Hodson

Helen Collinson

Economy, Regeneration and Housing

Tony Jones

Andrew Hodson

Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport

Liz Grey

Harry Gorman

Tourism Communities, Culture and Leisure

Helen Cameron

Tony Smith

Audit and Risk Management

Simon Mountney

Stuart Kelly

Pensions

Pat Cleary

Cherry Povall

Planning

Stuart Kelly

Steve Foulkes

Regulatory and General Purposes

Andrew Hodson

Clare O’Hagan

 

13.

APPOINTMENTS AND NOMINATIONS TO OTHER BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Appoint Members to miscellaneous other bodies and appoint Members (and/or other individuals) to outside bodies and organisations, unless otherwise delegated.

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The fourth matter requiring approval was in relation to the appointment of Members (and/or other individuals) to outside bodies and organisations.

 

On a motion by The Civic Mayor, seconded by Councillor Janette Williamson, it was –

 

Resolved – That Council authorises the Monitoring Officer as proper officer to carry out the wishes of the Leaders of Political Groups in allocating Members to membership and substitute membership where relevant, of the Outside Bodies listed at Appendix 1, and to appoint those Members with effect from the date at which the proper officer is advised of the names of such Members.

14.

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS FOR 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

The minute of the Constitution and Standards Committee of 13 April, 2022, together with the proposed calendar of meetings for the 2022/23 municipal year are attached, with the recommendation that it be approved.

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The final matter for approval was in relation to the proposed Calendar of Meetings for the 2022/23 municipal year, as recommended by the Constitution and Standards Committee of 13 April 2022.

 

On a motion by Councillor Phil Gilchrist, seconded by Councillor Paul Stuart, it was –

 

Resolved – That the Calendar of Meetings for the 2022/23 municipal year be approved.

Appendix - Committee Places 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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Appendix - Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 361 KB

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