Agenda and draft minutes

Special, Council - Wednesday 21 February 2024 6.00 pm

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Thought for the day


The Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Philipp Ziomek, addressed council and gave a reading about kindness and loyalty.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Pickering and Towsey-Hinton.


Mayor's announcements


The Mayor confirmed she had recently attended the B&M store opening in Arnold and noted that she was very pleased for the staff and urged her colleagues to support the store as much as possible. She also noted that the council hosted the Royal British Legion annual conference and passed on the thanks from them for allowing this.


Declaration of interests




Referral from Cabinet - Quarterly Budget Monitoring and Virement Report – Q3 Dec 2023 pdf icon PDF 350 KB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team


*Please note that the majority of the report has been signed off by Cabinet, it is just reccomendation 4 that Council are being asked to consider.*

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Consideration was given to a report of the Senior Leadership Team, which was referred to Council by Cabinet.


The majority of the report had been signed off by Cabinet at its meeting on 31 January, it was just recommendation 4 that Council were being asked to consider.




That approval be given for an additional £100,000 to the capital programme and borrowing required to fund repairs to the large storage shed as set out in section 2.3 of the report.


Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager

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Consideration was given to a report of the Democratic Services Manager, which sought Council approval of a new scheme of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations following the statutory review process.


Members noted the review had gone well and thanked the officers for their work.




1) Note the responses to the consultation; and

2) Approve and adopt the new polling districts, polling places and polling stations scheme as set out in the attached document at Appendix 3; and

3) Request that the Chief Executive formally publishes the notice of the conclusion of the review and its findings; and

4) Note that the Chief Executive is authorised to designate an alternative polling place should one become unavailable at short notice before an election.