Agenda and decisions

Council - Tuesday, 14th May 2024 6.30 pm app available
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No. Item


Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.


If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB




Mayoral Announcements


Public Questions

Members of the public who have requested the opportunity to ask question(s) on any item(s) on the agenda will have three minutes to put their question(s) to the relevant Councillor. Members of the public will be allowed to ask one short supplementary question.


To view the procedure for public questions/ speaking click here and scroll to page 119


Returning Officer's Report pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To receive the report of the Returning Officer.


That the report be noted.


Election of the Mayor for the council year 2024/25

To formally elect the Mayor of the Borough for 2024/25.


That Councillor Gordon France be elected as the Mayor of the Borough for 2024/25.


Election of the Deputy Mayor for the council year 2024/25

To formally elect the Deputy Mayor of the Borough for 2024/25.


That Councillor Alistair Morwood be formally elected as the Deputy Mayor of the Borough for 2024/25.


Tributes to the retiring Mayor

The Retiring Mayor will receive tributes following his year in office.


Appointment of the Executive Leader of the Council

To elect an Executive Leader for the Council.


This is a four-year appointment, last elected in 2020.


To approve that Councillor Alistair Bradley be appointed as Executive Leader to the Council for a four year term.


Executive Cabinet appointments for 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To receive a report of the Executive Leader.


That the Executive Cabinet appointments for 2024/25 be noted.


Appointments to committees, panels and working groups for 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the appointment of Members of the Council to Committees, Working Groups, etc and to note shadow appointments for 2024/25.

Additional documents:


1.         The allocation of committee places in accordance with the Political Balance Rules as set out in the report be approved.

2.         The Members, Chairs and Vice Chairs for the committees set out in the appendix to this report be appointed for the period of twelve months until the first business meeting of the Council in May 2025.

3.         To note the Shadow Cabinet appointments for this municipal year.


Appointments to outside bodies for 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve the appointment of Members on outside bodies for 2024/25.


Council Meetings in 2024/25

To note the programme of Council Meetings for 2024/25:

·                16 July 2024

·                17 September 2024

·                19 November 2024

·                28 January 2025

·                25 February 2025

·                15 April 2025

·                13 May 2025



That the programme of Council Meetings for 2024/25 be noted.


Household Support Fund Phase 5 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director  of Communities and Leisure.

Additional documents:


1.         To receive the grant amount of £310,345 as per the details within this report and create an expenditure budget to administer the grant.

2.         To proceed to develop a delivery plan which reflects specific criteria set out in the government guidance published to allocate and administer the grant.


Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph * of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act.


By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).




Gillet Field Playing Pitch Enhancement

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Planning and Property.


1.         Approve the allocation of a further budget for the delivery of the new pavilion, ancillary facilities and improved playing pitches at Gillett Playing Fields.

2.         Approve the submission of a planning application for a comprehensive new changing facility at Gillett Playing Fields.