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Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Elections and Members' Services

Items
No. Item

31.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Sally Bayliss, delivered the opening prayer.

32.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Beeston, Bexon, David Ellis, Roxanne Ellis, Feeney, Fox, Lawrence and Scroggie.

33.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked all that attended her Civic Service which was very enjoyable. She had attended numerous engagements since the last meeting of Council and met a variety of interesting local people. Notable engagements included the opening of a local funeral parlour and the official opening of a Table Tennis Centre at Carlton Le Willows Academy.

 

The Mayor read out a letter received from Buckingham Palace which conveyed good wishes from Her Majesty the Queen in response to a letter sent wishing her a happy 90th birthday.

34.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2016. pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

 

35.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None recevied.

36.

To answer questions asked by the public under Standing Order 8.

Minutes:

None recevied.

37.

To deal with any petitions received under Standing Order 8a.

Minutes:

None recevied.

38.

To answer questions asked by Members of the Council under Standing Order 9.

Minutes:

None recevied.

39.

Efficiency Strategy 2016-2021 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance seeking approval of the Council’s Efficiency Strategy 2016-2021 to enable acceptance of the Government’s multi-year settlement offer.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the Efficiency Strategy attached at Appendix A to the report.

40.

Community Governance Review Request – Bestwood St Albans Parish Council pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Elections and Members’ Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services which informed Council of a petition received in respect of a Community Governance Review of Bestwood St Albans Parish Council and the next steps that the Council was required to take.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the receipt of the petition and its validity;

 

2)    Agree to undertake a Community Governance Review of the Parish of Bestwood St Albans;

 

3)    Agree the Terms of Reference of the review as detailed in Appendix 1, including the timetable and arrangements for public consultation

 

4)    Agree the establishment of a cross party group of Borough Councillors to consider consultation feedback and agree draft recommendations comprising of three members of the Labour Group and two members of the Conservative Group;

 

5)    Delegate authority to the Director of Organisational Development to finalise and publicise final draft recommendations referred to above once views of the member group have been incorporated; and

 

6)    Note that a further report will be brought to Council next year at the conclusion of the review with final recommendations for approval.

41.

To receive questions and comments from Members concerning any matter dealt with by the Executive or by a Committee or Sub-Committee (Standing Order 11.1). pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 11.1, a number of comments were made and responded to by the appropriate Cabinet Member or Committee Chair.

42.

To consider comments, of which due notice has been given, under Standing Order 11.03(a).

Minutes:

None recevied.

43.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

None recevied.

 


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