Appointment of Representatives to Local Government and Outside Bodies
To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance (copy to follow).
The Council considered the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, circulated prior to the meeting, seeking Members’ consideration of the appointment of representatives to serve on Local Government and Outside Bodies for the remainder of the municipal year.
The Leader of the Council presented the report, highlighting how she and the Opposition Leader had discussed the proposed appointments and agreed on all but four which were set out in the report. The Chairman advised that these therefore required nomination and appointment by the Council.
Councillor Mrs P A Channer raised concern regarding recommendation (iii) and advised that the Maldon and District Youth Strategy Group was an Essex County Council run Group to which a Member of this Council was appointed. She explained that Minutes from this Group were confidential and was concerned that this Council (through recommendation (iii)) was suggesting that the Minutes be shared with all Maldon District Council (MDC) Councillors.
Members discussed the four bodies to which the Council was asked to determine representatives. Both the Leader of the Council and Leader of Opposition outlined their nominations and reasons behind these.
Stow Maries Aerodrome Consultative Committee
Members were advised that this had been set up to consult with neighbours and the benefit of having a Ward Member on this Committee was highlighted. Councillor C Swain advised in light of this he felt the representative should be Councillor Miss S White (a Ward Member) and not himself. It was therefore agreed, by assent, that the Council’s representatives on the Stow Maries Aerodrome Consultative Committee would be Councillors S P Nunn and Miss S White.
Bradwell Local Community Liaison Council (LCLC)
The Leader of the Council proposed that Councillors E L Bamford, K M H Lagan, C Mayes and N Skeens be appointed to the Bradwell LCLC. This proposal was duly seconded.
In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) the Leader of the Council requested a recorded vote. This was duly seconded.
The Chairman then put the proposal that Councillors Bamford, Lagan, Mayes and Skeens be appointed to the Bradwell LCLC for the remainder of the municipal year. The voting was as follows:
For the recommendation:
Councillors M G Bassenger, B S Beale, V Bell, M R Edwards, M S Heard, K W Jarvis, K M H Lagan, C Mayes, C Morris, S P Nunn, N G F Shaughnessy, R H Siddall, N J Skeens, W Stamp and Mrs J C Stilts.
Against the recommendation:
Councillors E L Bamford, Miss A M Beale, Mrs P A Channer, M F L Durham, Mrs J L Fleming, M W Helm, A L Hull, J V Keyes, C P Morley, Mrs M E Thompson and Miss S White.
Councillor C Swain.
The Chairman declared that the proposal was therefore agreed.
Local Area Highways Panel
Councillor E L Bamford proposed that Councillor Mrs J L Fleming be appointed onto this Panel.
Councillor M F L Durham explained that he was the current Chairman of this Panel, as an Essex ... view the full minutes text for item 29
To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service (copy to follow).
The Council considered the report of the Head of Paid Service, circulated prior to the meeting, seeking Members’ consideration of the appointment of representatives to serve on Local Government and Outside Bodies for the ensuing municipal year.
Councillor M S Heard, Leader of Opposition, advised that he was disappointed that the Leader of the Council had denied the Independent Group any representation on these bodies and requested that it be recorded that he felt the Leader of the Council was not acting in the interest and spirit of democracy.
RESOLVED that the appointment of representatives on Local Government and outside bodies as detailed in Appendix 1 to these Minutes, be approved.