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Apologies pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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


Apologies were received from Councillors Jeremy Cottam and Iain Cottingham. Councillor Howard Woollaston was not present at the meeting due to a conflict of interest.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 305 KB

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.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Constitutional Amendments Relating to the Joint Public Protection Committee (Urgent Item) pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To  consider amendments to the Constitution in light of a recommendation from the Joint Public Protection Committee, to amend the membership of the Committee (JPPC) to include three Members from each authority.


Moira Fraser introduced the report (Agenda Item 3), which proposed amendment to the membership of the Joint Public Protection Committee (JPPC) to include three Members from each authority. Moira Fraser thanked the Chairman for taking the item as an urgent item, and extended apologies from Sean Murphy.

Councillor Erik Pattenden noted that the recommendation was relatively minor amendment to the constitution and that it had been reviewed by Sarah Clarke and Nicola Thomas.

Councillor Boeck had arrived late to the meeting and it was clarified that he would not be able to vote on the item.

It was further clarified that Councillor David Marsh who was in attendance via Zoom would also be unable to vote on the item.

Councillor Pattenden proposed, and Councillor Owen Jeffery seconded the report and referred it to Council for approval.

RESOLVED that: Governance Committee considered the report and recommended that Council:

·         Approves the amendments to Part 6.5 (Appendix Joint Public Protection Committee) of the Constitution to reflect the revised membership of the Committee as set out in paragraph 4.7 and paragraph 4.8.

·         Approves the amendments to Part 3.1 (JPPC) of the Constitution as set out in paragraph 4.6.

·         Appoints a Member to the JPPC, which will be effective from the date that the amendments to the Inter Authority Agreement is completed by both authorities.

·         Delegates authority to the Service Lead for Legal and Democratic Services in consultation with the Service Lead for Public Protection to amend the Inter Authority Agreement to reflect the amended Membership of the JPPC.

·         Delegates authority to the Monitoring Officer to make any additional minor amendments to the Constitution arising from this decision.