Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Wednesday, 17th April, 2024 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Democratic Support  01442 228209



No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the council


The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed.


Action: Democratic Support to review the Minutes of the previous meeting as it was noted there were spelling mistakes and that Cllr B Link was referred to as Clink.


Cllr Tindall noted a correction on the previous minutes. The minutes as printed were factually correct however he said that the reason that Cllr Symington stepped down from Cabinet was because she had been selected as a parliamentary candidate and felt it was appropriate, so although the opposition did speak the words as written they were mistaken.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Public Participation

To consider questions (if any) by members of the public of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Assistant Director (Legal and Democratic Services)


There was no public participations.




To receive announcements and business brought forward by the Mayor, Leader, and the Chief Executive.


 4.1       By the Mayor:


 4.2       By the Chief Executive:


 4.3       By the Group Leaders:  Any apologies for absence



There were announcements from the Mayor who advised of his upcoming events.


The Chief Executive made the following announcements,


The Chief Executive - There will be a Police & Crime Commissioner election on Thursday 2nd of May 2024. The verification of the ballot papers will be carried out on Friday the 3rd of May from 10am. The Count will take place on Saturday 4th of May from 10am. Both of which will be held at The Forum. For further details please contact the Elections team.


The Chief Executive - On 26th March I received notification that Councillor Goverdhan Silwal left the Conservative Party and will continue as an Independent Councillor.


Cllr Tindall gave apologies on behalf of Cllrs, Smith Wright, S Hobson and Deacon.


Cllr Williams gave apologies on behalf of Cllrs, Barradell, Durrant, Timmis and Bhinder.


Cllr Pesch gave apologies on behalf of Cllr Hannell.


There were apologies from Cllr Birnie.



Cabinet Member Updates pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Members of the Council may ask the Cabinet member any question without notice upon an item on the report as published in this agenda;


5.1       Councillor Tindall        Leader of the Council (verbal update only)


5.2       Councillor Bromham   Portfolio Holder Neighbourhood Operations


5.3       Councillor England     Portfolio Holder Climate & Ecological Emergency


5.4       Councillor Wilkie         Portfolio Holder Place


5.5       Councillor Weston      Portfolio Holder People & Transformation


5.6       Councillor Capozzi      Portfolio Holder Corporate and Commercial Services


5.7       Councillor Dhyani       Portfolio Holder Housing & Property Services



Additional documents:


The Portfolio Holders took their updates as read and were happy to take questions.




Item 5.4 (Cllr Wilkie PH update) Cllr Banks referred to funding for playground refurbishments and asked if this be inclusive for children with disabilities.  Cllr Wilkie confirmed this would be the case but advised she would take the question away to provide further information.


Item 5.5 (Cllr Weston PH update) Cllr Guest asked for a timescale for the publication of the Corporate Plan.  Cllr Weston confirmed it is expected within the next couple of months and confirmed she will provide expected timescales by email.


The full discussion and questions can be views via the video minutes



Business from the last council meeting pdf icon PDF 641 KB

To consider any business referred from the previous meeting


There was no outstanding business from the last meeting.



Cabinet referrals pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the following referrals from Cabinet:


7.1  CA/33/24 Senior Officer Pay Policy 19th February 2024



7.1  CA/33/24 Senior Officer Pay Policy 19th February 2024


This was seconded by Cllr England and agreed by the council.






Overview and Scrutiny referrals

There are no referrals from Overview & Scrutiny Committees


There were no referrals from Overview & Scruitny.



Changes to committee membership

To consider any proposals for changes to committee membership



Cllr Williams advised Cllr Walker was to replace Cllr Silwal on The Development Management Committee.



Change to committee dates

To consider any proposals for changes to committee dates



Cllr Tindall Advised that the Strategic Planning Overview & Scrutiny Committee planned for the 10th July would be moving to the 9th of July.