Agenda and minutes

Annual Meeting, Council
Wednesday 22 May 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplin the Reverend Ogle delivered opening prayers.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

None received.

3.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked Members, officers and friends for their support during her time in office. She observed that it has been a privilege and a pleasure to have the opportunity to be the Mayor, and thanked Members for nominating her to the position.  She commented that it had been a challenging year and she wished that she had been able to undertake more engagements.

 

The Mayor informed Members she had been raising money for her chosen charity, Prostate Cancer, and would be presenting a cheque when final donations have been received.

 

The Mayor wished Councillor S Barnes well for the forthcoming Civic year.

 

The Mayor then presented gifts to the four escorts who had accompanied her during the year and thanked them for their support.

 

4.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

5.

To elect a Mayor for the ensuing year

Minutes:

Councillor Clarke proposed that Councillor S Barnes be elected as the Mayor of Gedling for the forthcoming year,  this was seconded by Councillor Payne.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

Councillor Barnes signed the Declaration of Acceptance and thanked the Council.

 

The Mayor adjourned the meeting to allow the transfer of the chain of office and robes.

 

The meeting was resumed with Councillor Barnes in the Chair.

6.

Vote of thanks to the Outgoing Mayor.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Clarke, seconded by Councillor Payne and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Miller and her escorts be thanked for the work undertaken by them during their term of office.

7.

To appoint a Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

The Mayor invited nominations. Councillor Clarke proposed Councillor Lawrence, seconded by Councillor Payne.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

Councillor Lawrence signed the Declaration of Acceptance 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 Sally Baylis, of St Pauls Church, Daybrook, to be her Chaplin for the next Municipal year.

 

The Mayor nominated the Breathe Easy Gedling Support Group and Support of Children with Asthma as her charities for the Municipal Year.

 

David Brown from the Breathe Easy Group addressed the Council.

9.

To appoint the Leader of the Council for the ensuing four years.

Minutes:

Councillor Payne, seconded by Councillor Wilkinson moved Councillor Clarke’s appointment for the ensuing four years.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Clarke is appointed as Leader of the Council.

10.

To receive notification from the Leader of the Council of Portfolio Holders and membership of the Cabinet. pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Clarke informed the Council of the appointments of Deputy Leader and his Cabinet.

11.

To recognise Leaders of Political Groups.

Minutes:

Conservative Group

 

Proposed by Councillor Elliott, seconded by Councillor Adams.

 

Liberal Democrat Group

 

Proposed by Councillor Towsey-Hinton, seconded by Councillor Clarke.

 

Independent Group

 

Proposed by Councillor Hope, seconded by Councillor Clarke.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1)    Councillor Barnfather be recognised as Leader of the Conservative Group.

 

2)    Councillor Ellwood be recognised as Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group; and

 

3)    Councillor Bosworth be recognised as Leader of the Independent Group.

 

12.

To appoint the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Memberships of the Scrutiny Committee, Standing Ordinary Committees 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 additional document circulated at the meeting.

 

13.

To appoint representatives to Outside Bodies. pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Clarke and seconded by Councillor Wilkinson that the appointment for representatives to outside bodies, as detailed in the additional document circulated at the meeting be approved.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To appoint representatives of the Council to outside bodies, in accordance with the additional document.

14.

To approve the schedule of meetings for the ensuing year. pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Clarke and seconded by Councillor Wilkinson that the schedule of meetings for the ensuring year, as detailed in the additional document circulated at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the schedule of meetings for the 2019/20 municipal year, in accordance with the additional document as circulated.