Constitution Sub-Committee - 7 March 2022 (7pm)
Virtual with remote access07th March 2022
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a virtual/remote meeting to be held at 7pm on Monday 7 March 2022.
Members of the Constitution Sub-Committee:
Sarah Nelmes (Chair)
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Vice-Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe Chief Executive
25 February 2022
The Council welcomes contributions from Members of the public to its discussion on agenda items at its Committee/Sub-committee meetings.
Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.
Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on the item at that next meeting of the Committee. Details of the procedure are provided below:
Members of the public wishing to speak will be entitled to register and identify which report they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the meeting. Those who wish to register to speak should notify the Committee team by e-mail CommitteeTeam@threerivers.gov.uk 48 hours before the meeting. This will allow the Committee Team to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the meeting to forward to the Chair of the meeting.
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The meeting will be livestreamed and the link will be provided below: (Link archived)
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Constitution sub-committee meeting held on 6 January 2022.
3. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chair to rule on the admission of such items
4. DECLARATION OF INTERSTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. CONTRACT PROCEDURE RULES
The report details proposed amendments to the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.
6. URGENT DECISIONS
To consider Paragraph 8.1 under the Scheme of Delegation (Part 3 of the Council Constitution) and to consider if Members wish to make any suggestions.
- To take such urgent action which is in the best interests of the Council where there is not time to convene the appropriate committee. Such action will be taken in consultation with the Group Leaders or Deputy Group Leaders.
7. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.
7a TO CONSIDER ADDING THE APPOINTMENT OF A VICE CHAIR FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM AT THE ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING IN MAY
8. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
If the sub-committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-
“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs 1-7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”
9. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.