Agenda and minutes

Annual Council, Council - Tuesday, 24th May, 2022 6.00 p.m.

The Agenda for this meeting will be published 5 clear working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The Minutes and Decisions for this meeting will normally be published within 9 working days following the date of the meeting.

Note: this does not apply to Scrutiny Working Groups or Scrutiny Commissioners meetings, please contact the relevant Scrutiny Officer for more information on the work programme for these Groups.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosures of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (i.e. the existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

2.

Outgoing Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman, Cllr. Phil Moitt made announcements in respect of the following:

 

·         Thanks to Jeanne Moitt (consort) for attending events throughout the year

·         Attending the Royal Garden Party

·         Attending the 60th anniversary celebrations held at the Scout Hut, Countesthorpe

·         Running in excess of 200 miles for his chosen Charity

·         Raising more than £4,419 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young Adults

 

The Chairman thanked friends, family and colleagues for their support throughout the year.

 

The Leader, Cllr. Terry Richardson thanked Cllr. Phil Moitt for representing the Council wonderfully and in some challenging periods early on.

 

Members congratulated the Chairman on his successful year and for the amount raised for his chosen charity.

3.

Election of Chairman

Minutes:

The outgoing Chairman Cllr. Phil Moitt invited nominations for the election of Chairman of Blaby District Council for the ensuing year.

 

 

4.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Minutes:

Cllr. Iain Hewson read out the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and thanked Members for the privilege and honour of being elected Chairman.

 

Members congratulated Cllr. Iain Hewson on being elected Chairman of the Council.

5.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked all Members for electing him as Chairman and announced his chosen Charity as Community First Responders.

 

Community First Responders are in schemes founded and run by volunteers who give up their spare time to attend appropriate emergency calls in their own community. 

 

6.

Presentation of Past Chairman's Badge to Outgoing Chairman

Minutes:

Cllr. Phil Moitt was presented with the Past Chairman’s badge.

7.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

Minutes:

The Chairman of the Council invited nominations for the Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.

 

Cllr. Cheryl Cashmore was duly nominated.

8.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Minutes:

Cllr. Cheryl Cashmore read out the Declaration of Acceptance of Office, and thanked Members for being elected Vice-Chair of the Council.

9.

Minutes

There are no minutes to consider.

Minutes:

There were no minutes to consider.

 

10.

Leader's Annual Statement 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 6 MB

To consider the Annual Statement of the Leader of the Council (To follow).

Minutes:

Cllr. Terry Richardson, Leader of the Council presented his Statement.

 

The Leader thanked all Officers and Councillors who have gone over and beyond their duties over the past year during challenging circumstances. The Leader was pleased with the success of the Green Agenda items and will continue to prioritise this over the year.

 

Members commented on the following points:

 

·         Afghan Resettlement Scheme

·         Transformation of the Council, including new ICT Partnership, new website for Melton Borough Council, supplying new ICT for Officers and Members, reopening of the main reception at the Council offices, designed and launched the Building Control website, increased e-newsletter subscribers

·         Paid £22m in business grants – a huge achievement from the team

·         Paid 1,311 grants this year totalling £6.5m

·         Paying £4m so far in the energy rebate to households

·         Hinckley Strategic Rail Freight Interchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Scrutiny Statement to Annual Council 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider the report of the Scrutiny Commissioners (enclosed).

Minutes:

The Scrutiny Commission Chairman, Cllr. Geoff Welsh presented the Scrutiny Statement. 

 

The Vice-Chair and Scrutiny Commissioner Cllr. Sam Maxwell referred to the current scrutiny review being undertaken on the Local Plan and Affordable Housing. Cllr. Sam Maxwell thanked the Housing Services Manager and his team for providing invaluable input at the meetings.

12.

Delegation Scheme of Cabinet Executive 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer.

13.

Appointments to Committees 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer.

 

 

 

14.

Appointments of Chair and Vice-Chair to Committees 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer.

15.

Appointments of Members to serve on Outside Bodies 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer.

16.

Schedule of Meetings 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Senior Democratic Services & Scrutiny Officer.

17.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Monitoring Officer with details of the Agenda Item to which they relate. (Such persons entitled to use the Protocol attend for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business of the meeting and the time allocated to each person is a maximum of three minutes unless extended at the discretion of the Chairman).

 

Minutes:

No requests were received.

18.

Questions from Members

Any Members wishing to submit questions must do so to the Monitoring Officer no later than 5 working days before the meeting.

 

The Monitoring Officer will report if any questions have been submitted.

Minutes:

No questions were received.