Agenda and draft minutes

Annual meeting, Council - Tuesday, 10th May, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, 13 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DD

Contact: Michelle Smith 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence from the meeting were received on behalf of Councillor R Bennett.

2.

Election of Mayor for the Municipal Year 2022/23

Minutes:

The Mayor invited nominations for the office of Mayor for the municipal year 2022/2023. Councillor Simon Hore proposed and Councillor Robert Thompson seconded the motion that Councillor Stuart Hirst be elected to the office of Mayor for the municipal year 2022/2023.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Stuart Hirst be elected to the office of Mayor for the municipal year 2022/2023.

 

Councillor Tony Austin invested Councillor Stuart Hirst as Mayor with the ceremonial chain of office. Councillor Tony Austin then invested Elaine Hirst as Mayoress.

 

The Mayor (Councillor Stuart Hirst) then took the chair and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and made a speech accepting the office of Mayor. The Mayor Councillor Stuart Hirst) presented Councillor Tony Austin and Pauline Austin with a badge each to commemorate their successful term of office. He spoke in appreciation of their excellent service to the local community during their term of office.

3.

Election of Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2022/23

Minutes:

The Mayor invited nominations for the office of Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2022/2023. Councillor Kevin Horkin proposed and Councillor Louise Edge seconded the motion that Councillor Mark Hindle be elected to the office of Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2022/2023.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Mark Hindle be elected to the office of Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2022/2023.

 

Councillor Mark Hindle was invested as Deputy Mayor by the Mayor with the ceremonial chain of office. Tracey Whistlecraft was invested as Deputy Mayoress by the Mayor. The Deputy Mayor then made a short acceptance speech.

4.

Prayers

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev Liz McLean said prayers upon the deliberations of the Council.

5.

To determine the committee arrangements for the municipal year 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of the Chief Executive enclosed.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader, Councillor Stephen Atkinson highlighted three priorities for the Council in the forthcoming municipal year, namely financial resilience, building capacity and the review of the Local Plan.

 

He then proposed the recommendations outlined in the report regarding committee arrangements for the municipal year 2022/2023 relating to the:

 

·         number of committees and their terms of reference;

·         call in procedure;

·         timetable of meetings;

·         number of seats of each committee;

·         allocation of seats to all councillors;

·         representation on Parish Councils’ Liaison committee;

·         appointment of an Emergency committee;

·         approval of the updated documents in the Council’s Constitution

 

The proposal was seconded by Councillor Simon Hore.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee arrangements for 2022/2023 as set out in section 4 of the report of the Chief Executive be approved.

6.

Appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs

Minutes:

Councillor Stephen Atkinson proposed and Councillor Simon Hore seconded that the appointment of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the committees of the Council for the municipal year 2022/2023 be as follows:

 

Committee

Chair

Vice Chair

Community Services

R Newmark

R Elms

Planning & Development

A Brown

J Clark

Health & Housing

D Peat

B Holden

Personnel

S Bibby

S Rainford

Policy & Finance

S Atkinson

S Hore

Licensing

S Brunskill

R Bennett

Accounts & Audit

D Berryman

R Walsh

Economic Development

L Edge

S Farmer

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Chairs and Vice Chairs be approved as outlined above.

7.

Membership on committees pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Stephen Atkinson proposed and Councillor Simon Hore seconded that the membership on the committees of the Council for the municipal year 2022/2023 be as outlined on the list circulated at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the membership on committees be approved as outlined in the appendix to these minutes.

8.

Representation on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Stephen Atkinson proposed and Councillor Simon Hore seconded that the Representatives on Outside Bodies for the municipal year 2022/2023 be as outlined on the list circulated at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Representatives on Outside Bodies be approved as outlined in the appendix to these minutes.