Agenda, decisions and minutes

Council
Wednesday 2nd May, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Wallace Suite - Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth. View directions

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

1.

Mayor's Welcome

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed those present.

 

2.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

 

3.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether there are any items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.

Minutes:

There were no items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.

 

4.

Mayor's Announcements

To receive the Mayors review of her year of office.

Minutes:

The Mayor reviewed her year of office and spoke of her most memorable moments.

 

The Mayor thanked those who had helped her over the past year, especially the Deputy Mayor of Allerdale for his support, the Mayor’s Secretary and Democratic Services and many other Allerdale Officers.

 

During her year a total of £4,461.55 had been raised for her chosen charity Allerdale Disability Association.

 

5.

Election of Mayor for the Forthcoming Year

a)  Nominations for the Mayor will be requested

b)  The incoming Mayor will receive the Chain of Office and take the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

c)  The incoming Mayor will take the chair

d)  The incoming Mayors escort will receive the Chain of Office

 

Minutes:

Councillor M Bainbridge invited nominations for the election of Mayor of Allerdale for the forthcoming year.

 

Councillor A Smith nominated Councillor John Crouch to be elected Mayor of the Borough for 2018/19. This was seconded by Councillor B Cannon.

 

Councillor A Smith said that Councillor Crouch would make an excellent Mayor, he had served the people of Wigton for many years and was well liked by everyone.

 

A vote was taken in favour of Councillor Crouch, 43 in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.  The motion to elect Councillor John Crouch as Mayor of the Allerdale Borough was carried.

 

Resolved – That Councillor John Crouch be elected Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year 2018/19.

 

Councillor John Crouch took the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and assumed the Chair.

 

6.

Presentation to the Outgoing Mayor

Minutes:

Councillor John Crouch presented the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Mary Bainbridge, with a badge of office.

 

7.

Election of Deputy Mayor for the Forthcoming Year

a)  Nominations for the Deputy Mayor will be requested

b)  The incoming Deputy Mayor will assume their place on the stage and receive the Chain of Office

c)  The incoming Deputy Mayor will take the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

d)  The incoming escort of the Deputy Mayor will receive the Chain of Office.

 

Minutes:

Nominations were invited for the appointment of Deputy Mayor of Allerdale for the forthcoming year.

 

Councillor A Smith nominated Councillor Neil Schofield to be elected Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year 2018/19.  This was seconded by Councillor B Cannon.

 

A vote was taken, 43 in favour of Councillor Schofield, 0 against and 0 abstentions.  The motion to elect Councillor Neil Schofield as Deputy Mayor was carried.

 

Resolved – That Councillor Neil Schofield be elected as Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the forthcoming year 2018/19.

 

Councillor Schofield thereupon took the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and took his chair on stage.

 

8.

Speech of Incoming Mayor

Minutes:

Councillor Crouch, newly elected Mayor of the Borough, thanked Councillors for his election and the opportunity to represent the Council, fellow councillors, officers and the public. He said it was an honour to be Mayor once again after 16 years and that he looked forward to the year ahead.

Councillor Crouch paid tribute to the hard work Councillor Bainbridge had carried out over the past 12 months and said her commitment to the local communities was an inspiration.

 

Councillor Crouch announced that his chosen charities for the forthcoming year were Amy’s Care, a family run community interest community based in Ireby and Allerdale COSC. He said both charities were very close to his heart and very important to local communities and he would work very hard to support them.

 

9.

The Leader's Report pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To receive details of the Executive members chosen by the Leader of the Council, to receive the Authority to Act in respect of the Executive and the Scheme of Delegation.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Councillors received the report of the Leader of the Council giving details of his chosen Executive and their Authority to Act. Members also received the Scheme of Delegation.

 

Councillor A Smith moved the recommendations within the report; this was seconded by Councillor B Cannon. The recommendations were unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved

 

That –

 

1.  The Executive membership and responsibilities be noted

2.  The Scheme of Delegation be agreed.

 

10.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 7 March 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Council meeting held on 7 March 2018 were signed as a correct record.

 

11.

Committee Memberships 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillors considered nominations to Committees, Panels and Tribunals for 2018/19.  Their Terms of Reference were also considered. 

 

Councillor A Smith moved the recommendations in the report; this was seconded by Councillor B Cannon. The recommendations were unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved

 

That –

 

1.  The committee, tribunal and panel memberships for 2018/19 as set out in Appendix A of the report be agreed

2.  The Terms of Reference for committees, tribunals and panels, as detailed in Appendix B of the report, be agreed.

 

 

Committee, Tribunal and Panel Memberships 2018/19

 

Audit Committee (7)

 

Chair: M Bainbridge  Vice Chair: N Schofield

 

Labour (4)

Conservative (2)

Independent (1)

M Bainbridge

T Annison

J Cook

J Colhoun

D Fairbairn

 

B Miskelly

 

 

N Schofield

 

 

 

Chief Officer’s Employment Panel (5)

 

Chair: A Smith  Vice Chair: M Fryer

 

Labour (3)

Conservative (1)

Independent (1)

M Fryer

A Markley

J Cook

A Smith

 

 

Portfolio Holder

 

 

 

Development Panel (12)

 

Chair: P Bales  Vice Chair: B Miskelly

 

Labour (6)

Conservative (4)

Independent (1)

None (1)

C Armstrong

T Annison

N Cockburn

D Wilson

P Bales

M Grainger

 

 

J Farebrother

M Jenkinson

 

 

B Miskelly

R Munby

 

 

J Osborn

 

 

 

B Pegram

 

 

 

Substitutes

Substitutes

Substitutes

Substitutes

F Johnston

J Cowell

M Fitzgerald

 

P Tibble

A Hedworth

 

 

 

J Lister

 

 

 

A Markley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discretionary Housing Payments Tribunal (3)

 

Chair: C Armstrong  Vice Chair: A Markley

 

Labour (1)

Conservative (1)

None (1)

C Armstrong

A Markley

D Robertson

 

Licensing Committee (15)

 

Chair: A Kendall  Vice Chair: C Smith

 

Labour (8)

Conservative (4)

Independent (2)

None (1)

M Bainbridge

T Annison

L Davies

S Stoddart

A Kendall

M Grainger

H Harrington

 

P Kendall

J Mounsey

 

 

B Miskelly

R Munby

 

 

B Pegram

 

 

 

C Smith

 

 

 

J Wood

 

 

 

M Wood

 

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee (12)

 

Chair: A Pitcher  Co-Chair: J Farebrother

 

Labour (6)

Conservative (3)

Independent (2)

None (1)

J Farebrother

J Cowell

B Finlay

J Holliday

F Johnston

M Grainger

H Harrington

 

B Miskelly

A Pitcher

 

 

J Osborn

 

 

 

B Pegram

 

 

 

M Wood

 

 

 

 

Personnel Tribunal (5)

 

Chair: A Kendall  Vice Chair: M Wood

 

Labour (2)

Conservative (1)

Independent (1)

None (1)

A Kendall

A Markley

J Cook

W Jefferson

M Wood

 

 

 

Substitutes

Substitutes

Substitutes

Substitutes

C Armstrong

 

 

 

 

Standards Committee (7)

 

Chair: J Wood  Vice Chair: C Smith

 

Labour (3)

Conservative (2)

Independent (1)

UKIP (1)

Non-Council Members (2)

Parish Reps.

A Kendall

T Annison

M Fitzgerald

J Sandwith

P Burns

 

C Smith

D Fairbairn

 

 

 

 

J Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-politically Proportionate

 

Member Development Working Group (9)

 

Chair: J Ellis  Vice Chair: K Hansen

 

Labour (5)

Conservative (2)

Independent (1)

None (1)

C Armstrong

M Grainger

M Fitzgerald

D Wilson

J Ellis

A Markley

 

 

J Farebrother

 

 

 

K Hansen

 

 

 

B Miskelly

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Appointment of Representatives to serve on Outside Bodies and Joint Committees 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the appointment of representatives on outside bodies and Joint Committees for the forthcoming year which were a function of Council.

 

Councillor A Smith moved that the nominations set out in the report be agreed. Councillor B Cannon seconded.

 

A vote was taken – 40 voted in favour of Councillor A Smith’s motion, 0 against and 3 abstentions. The motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That the appointment of representatives on outside bodies and Joint Committees for the forthcoming year be as follows:

 

Name of Outside Body

Number of representatives

Length of appointment

Nominated representatives

Cumbria County Council Pensions Forum

1

1 year

Cllr B Cannon

Cumbria Health  Scrutiny Committee

1 + 2 subs

1 year

Cllr C McCarron-Holmes

 

Substitutes

 

Cllr J Ellis

Maryport Harbour Authority

1

3 Years

Cllr A Kendall

Port of Workington Board

3

3 Years

Cllr B Cannon

 

Cllr M Heaslip

 

Cllr F Johnston

 

Name of Joint Committee

Number of representatives

Length of appointment

Nominated representatives

Cumbria Police & Crime Panel Joint Committee

1

1 year

Cllr P Kendall

Solway Coast AONB Joint Advisory Committee

2

1 year

Cllr J Colhoun

 

Cllr P Kendall

West Cumbria Cyclepath Network Steering Group

1

1 year

Cllr J Colhoun

 

13.

Calendar of Meetings 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Governance and Monitoring Officer submitted a report which sought members to consider and approve the calendar of meetings for the period May 2018 to May 2019.

 

Councillor J Ellis moved that the calendar of meetings be approved. Councillor A Smith seconded. The motion was unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved

 

That the calendar of meetings for the period May 2018 to May 2019 as set out in Appendix A of the report be approved.