Decision details

Questions to the Leader of the Council in accordance with Procedure Rule 1 (3)(m)

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor C Morris referred to the bailiff industry being able to recommence enforcement action from 24 August 2020 and the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 which he advised protected vulnerable people from this type of enforcement.  He asked the Leader of the Council if she would be supportive of the Council identifying and helping vulnerable residents in relation to this Act.  In response the Leader of the Council advised that she did not have knowledge regarding this legislation and would need to refer to Officers, however the Council would seek to help vulnerable persons.  Councillor Morris commented on checks being required to identify vulnerable persons and ensuring they were appropriately protected (in accordance with the law).  The Leader of the Council suggested that Councillor Morris bring examples of this to a meeting that she and the Leader of Opposition had agreed to have with him.


Councillor W Stamp referred and requested an updated in relation to Council Minute 967 which related to including members of the Independent Group on the Corporate Governance Working Group (CGWG).  She also requested that the Leader provide the Council with a regular update on meetings that she and the Leader of the Opposition had attended with the local Members of Parliament (MP).  In response, the Leader of the Council explained she had only been in post a very short time and had attended one meeting with the MPs but agreed to take on board the request for a report.  In respect of the CGWG membership the Leader advised that at the Statutory Annual meeting of the Council all Working Groups would be reviewed and politically balanced and where appropriate Ward members would be included.

Publication date: 22/10/2020

Date of decision: 01/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 01/10/2020 - Council