Agenda and minutes

Shared Services Joint Committee - Wednesday, 30th November 2022 6.00 pm app available
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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DP

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Aniela Bylinski-Gelder, Margaret Smith and Kim Snape.


Councillors Damien Bretherton and Terry Howarth attended as substitutes.


Minutes of meeting Monday, 17 October 2022 of Shared Services Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 118 KB


Resolved: (For: 5  Abstain: 4)


For: Councillors Bradley, Foster, France, Shaw and Walton


Abstain: Councillors Bretherton, Cullens, Howarth and Wilson


That the minutes of the meeting of the Shared Services Joint Committee held on Monday, 17 October 2022 be approved as a correct record.


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.


None received.


Exclusion of Press and Public

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 1972.


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).


Resolved: (unanimously)


That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds 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 1972.


Shared Property and Assets Service Review

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

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Chris Sinnott, Deputy Chief Executive presented the confidential report of the Director of Change and Delivery which provided information on the shared services review for Property and Assets to progress the delivery of phase 3 of shared services as agreed by both councils in February 2022. The report outlined the principles and scope of the review as well as findings and the recommendations for the service.


The Committee supported the proposals and discussed the costings, structure and timescales. Members requested that staff and the Shared Services Joint Committee be kept informed throughout the process.


Resolved (unanimously):

That subject to Executive Member Decision, the proposals for the new service structure and service development plan commence to formal consultation across both councils.