Decision details

Waiver of six month councillor attendance rule (section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972)

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


For the Council to consider whether to approve a reason for the non-attendance of a councillor.


The Democratic and Support Services Officer submitted a report which sought members approval for an extension of non-attendance of Councillor D Fairbairn due to ill health.


Councillor J Ellis moved the motion which was seconded by Councillor A Markley. The motion was unanimously agreed.


Councillors expressed their good wishes for recovery to Councillor D Fairbairn.




That the period of non-attendance for Councillor D Fairbairn be extended beyond the six months, in accordance with Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, on the grounds of ill health and extends the period for a further six months to expire on 20 September 2018.


Report author: Dean Devine

Publication date: 08/03/2018

Date of decision: 07/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2018 - Council

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