West Berkshire Council

Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for inability to attend the meeting (if any).

2.

Chairman's Remarks

The Chairman to report on functions attended since the last meeting and other matters of interest to Members.

3.

Election of the Chairman for the Municipal Year 2019/20 (C3596)

To elect the Chairman for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

4.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman for the Municipal Year 2019/20 (C3597)

To appoint the Vice-Chairman for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

5.

Minutes

The Chairman to sign as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 5 March 2019.

6.

Declarations of Interest

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any personal, disclosable pecuniary or other registrable interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

7.

Report of the Returning Officer (C3711) pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To inform Council of the results of the recent Local Elections and any issues concerning the conduct of the Elections.

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8.

Election of the Strong Leader (C3600)

To elect the Strong Leader for the next four years.

9.

Appointment of the Executive by the Leader of the Council for the 2019/20 Municipal Year (C3598)

The Leader of the Council to announce the composition of the Executive for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

10.

Appointment of and Allocation of Seats on Committees for the 2019/20 Municipal Year (C3599) pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider the appointment and allocation of seats on Committees for the next Municipal Year in accordance with the duty under section 15 of the Local Government Housing Act 1989, whilst recognising that the number of elected Members of the Council has reduced from 52 to 43.

To agree the Council’s Policy Framework for 2019/20 as set out in Paragraph 6.1 of Appendix B.

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11.

Adjournment of the Meeting

At this point, the Council meeting will be adjourned to enable the Committees appointed by the Council to meet to determine their Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen. The order of meetings is set out below:

 

(a)       Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission

(b)       Licensing Committee

(c)       District Planning Committee

(d)       Eastern Area Planning Committee

(e)       Western Area Planning Committee

(f)        Governance and Ethics Committee

(g)       Personnel Committee

12.

Recommencement of the Meeting

At the conclusion of the meeting of the Personnel Committee, the Council will recommence.

13.

Appointments to Outside Bodies (C3685) pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider and agree West Berkshire Council’s nominations to the following Outside Bodies:

·         Royal Berkshire Fire Authority

·         Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel

·         Local Government Association General Assembly

14.

West Berkshire Council Strategy: 2019 to 2023 (C3618) pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To inform Members of the feedback received from the consultation on the Draft Council Strategy 2019 – 2023 and to request that the Strategy, amended in response to the consultation feedback, is adopted.

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15.

Monitoring Officer's Annual Report to the Governance and Ethics Committee - 2018/19 Year End (C3424) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To present the Annual Governance and Ethics Report to Full Council.

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16.

Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission

The Council is asked to note that since the last meeting of the Council, the Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission met on 9 April 2019.  Copies of the Minutes of this meeting can be obtained from Strategic Support or via the Council’s website.

17.

Licensing Committee

The Council is asked to note that since the last meeting of the Council, the Licensing Committee has not met. 

18.

District Planning Committee

The Council is asked to note that since the last meeting of the Council, the District Planning Committee met on 17 April 2019.  Copies of the Minutes of this meeting can be obtained from Strategic Support or via the Council’s website.

19.

Governance and Ethics Committee

The Council is asked to note that since the last meeting of Council, the Governance and Ethics Committee met on 15 April 2019.  Copies of the Minutes of this meeting can be obtained from Strategic Support or via the Council’s website.

20.

Personnel Committee

The Council is asked to note that since the last meeting of the Council, the Personnel Committee met on 15 April 2019.  Copies of the Minutes of this meeting can be obtained from Strategic Support or via the Council’s website.

21.

Joint Public Protection Committee

The Council is asked to note that since the last meeting of the Council, the Joint Public Protection Committee has not met.