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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain Father Philip delivered opening prayers.

2.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ellwood, Fox and Hewson.

3.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked Members for their vote of confidence in granting her the honour and privilege of being the Mayor.  It had given her the opportunity to visit the whole of the borough and to celebrate the spirit and the goodwill of the people of Gedling. She commented that the role of the Mayor was highly valued by the people of the borough and that she had been welcomed by many organisations at a variety of events.

 

The Mayor acknowledged the important contribution made by all volunteers to the wellbeing of people in Gedling.  In particular recognising the work of the St. George’s Centre, that undertaken by churches, the Gedling Country Park Run. The effective work done in schools to raise aspirations and the success of the DARE project was also commended.

 

The Mayor informed Members that she had worked to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and had raised in excess of £17,000 for the charity; this would be presented once the final donations had been received.

 

The Mayor thanked Father Philip, family, friends and officers for their support during the year. 

 

The Mayor wished Councillor Miller and her Escorts well for the coming year and hoped they would enjoy the role as much as she had.

4.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None received.

5.

To Elect a Mayor for the Ensuing Year.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Clarke, seconded by Councillor Payne and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Miller be elected Mayor of the Borough of Gedling for the ensuing year.

 

Councillor Miller signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and thanked the Council.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Miller, adjourned the meeting to allow for the transfer of the Chain of Office and robes.

 

The meeting resumed with Councillor Miller in the Chair.

 

6.

Vote of Thanks to the Outgoing Mayor.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Clarke, seconded by Councillor Payne and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor McCrossen and Mr Ron McCrossen, the outgoing Mayor’s Consort, be thanked for the work undertaken by them during their term of office.

7.

To Appoint a Deputy Mayor for the Ensuing Year.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Payne, seconded by Councillor Clarke and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Allen be elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Gedling for the ensuing year.

 

Councillor Allen signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and thanked the Council.

8.

To Receive the Mayor's Nomination of Chaplain and the Mayor's Charity for the Ensuing Year.

Minutes:

The Mayor nominated Reverend Garfield Ogle, of the Bethesda Pentecostal Church, as her Chaplain for the Municipal Year.

 

The Mayor nominated the Prostate Cancer Research as her charity for the ensuing year and invited Professor Anna Grabowska of the University of Nottingham, to address Council.

9.

To confirm Councillor John Clarke as the Leader of the Council for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

Councillor Payne, seconded by Councillor  Wilkinson, moved Councillor Clarke’s confirmation as Leader of the Council for the ensuing year.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Clarke is confirmed as the Leader of the Council for the ensuing year.

 

10.

To Receive Notification From the Leader of the Council of Portfolio Holders and Membership of the Cabinet. pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Clarke advised Council of his appointments to the position of Deputy Leader and his Cabinet.

11.

To Recognise the Leader of the Conservative Group.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Doyle, seconded by Councillor Adams and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Barnfather be recognised as the Leader of the Conservative Group.

 

12.

To Appoint the Scrutiny Committee, Standing Ordinary Committee and Sub-Committees of the Council. pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Clarke and seconded by Councillor Wilkinson that the membership of the scrutiny committee, standing ordinary committees and sub-committees of the Council, as circulated at the meeting, be approved.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To appoint to the Council’s scrutiny committee, standing ordinary committees and sub-committees in accordance with the document at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

13.

To Appoint Representatives to Outside Bodies. pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Clarke and seconded by Councillor Wilkinson that the appointment of representatives to outside bodies, as detailed Appendix 1 to the report, be approved with the addition of appointing Councillor Clarke as the Council’s representative on the Derby-Nottingham Metro Strategy Delivery Board.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Appoint representatives of the Council to outside bodies, in accordance with appendix one to the report; and

 

2)    Appoint Councillor Clarke as the Council’s representative on the Derby-Nottingham Metro Strategy Delivery Board

 

 

14.

To Approve the Schedule of Meetings for the Ensuing Year. pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Clarke and seconded by Councillor Wilkinson that the amended schedule of meetings for the ensuing year, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the schedule of meetings for the 2018/19 municipal year, in accordance with the document circulated.

 


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