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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

Contact: Ruth Rimmington  Email:


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Minute's silence


Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 19 July 2022 of Council pdf icon PDF 250 KB




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.


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


Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Task and Finish Groups pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel held on 27 July, 22 September (to follow) and Task Group update.

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Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Governance Committee held on 3 August 2022. 




General Purposes Committee pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the General Purposes Committee held on 7 September 2022.




Armed Forces Covenant Overview pdf icon PDF 252 KB

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

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1.         To reaffirm Chorley Council’s continued commitment and support to the Armed Forces Community via its Armed Forces Covenant work.

2.         To agree that Chorley Council should continue its pursuit of The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Gold Award in 2023.


Chorley Economic Strategy pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Change and Delivery.

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To consider and approve the Chorley Economic Strategy for implementation.


Polling Station Review 2022 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Governance.

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To note that there will be no change to polling station locations, except for St Chad’s parish hall which will be used instead of a portacabin, which returns to the original approved recommendation at the council meeting held on 16 November 2021.


Questions Asked under Council Procedure Rule 8 (if any)


To consider the Notices of Motion (if any) given in accordance with Council procedure Rule 10


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 3 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).




Review of Management Capacity

To receive and consider the report of the Chief Executive.


To approve the changes proposed to the council’s management structure within the review of management capacity.