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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Reception Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Members' Services Officer

Items
No. Item

28.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Spencer.

29.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2014. pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

30.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None

31.

Health and Safety

Report of the Health and Safety Officer.

Minutes:

The Health and Safety Officer presented a verbal report summarising a number of issues related to Health and Safety.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

32.

The Council's Smoking Policy pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Report of the Corporate Director.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Corporate Director, David Wakelin, presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, concerning the updated smoking policy.

 

It explained that the new policy would address areas of confusion regarding the current policy and include guidance on nicotine replacement treatment.

Members were asked to consider and comment on this revised policy before being submitted to the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee for adoption.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That that subject to further consideration and minor revision to clarify points 2.3 and 2.4 the report is submitted to Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee.

33.

Equal Pay Audit pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development presented the Equal Pay and Equality Audit 2014, which had been circulated prior to the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

34.

Current Trends and Issues in Sickness Absence. pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development presented a report, which was circulated prior to the meeting, summarising current trends and issues in respect of sickness absence.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

35.

Current Staffing Issues pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented a report summarising a number of items of interest including the success of this year’s Employee Conference and current pay proposals.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

36.

Minor Changes to the Establishment Agreed by the Chair and Trade Unions Outside of the Formal JCSC Process pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development, presented a report highlighting staffing changes in response to the developing needs of the Licensing function (taxi licensing).

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

37.

Any other item which the Chairman considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

38.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To move that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ensuing report on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That, the Members being satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the ensuing reports on the grounds that the report involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

39.

Staffing Review - Audit & Asset Management PASC

Report of Service Manager Audit & Asset Management

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Audit and Asset Management presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, regarding staffing structure changes to two service areas following the transfer of responsibility for street lighting and engineering responsibilities to the Parks and Street Care Team.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report and receive comments from employees and trade union representatives to the proposals for further consideration by JCSC towards the end of the formal consultation period.

 


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