Mayoral Years 2020/21 and 2021/22
Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Mayor, Councillor Steve Holgate, advised that he would not be participating in this debate or decision.
The Executive Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley, presented the report of the Director of Governance which proposes the extension of the current mayoral year to include the municipal year 2021/22.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the imposition of lockdown restrictions has had a significant impact on the activities the mayor has been able to undertake this year and have effectively prevented the operation of the mayoralty.
Given the continued lockdown and the uncertainty over when this will end, it is proposed to suspend the mayoral year, for all but Council directed activities. As this clearly limits the mayoral year for the incumbent it is only fair to enable a second opportunity to discharge the role the following year.
The Executive Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley proposed and the Executive Member (Resources), Councillor Peter Wilson seconded the unanimous Decision –
1. That the current Mayor of Chorley, Cllr Steve Holgate be appointed to the role of Mayor for the municipal year 2021/22.
2. That the current Deputy Mayor of Chorley, Cllr Julia Berry, be appointed to the role of Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2021/22.
Report author: Chris Moister
Publication date: 31/01/2021
Date of decision: 17/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 17/11/2020 - Council