Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Chorley
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Appointment of Chairperson
AGREED unanimously – that Councillor Alistair Bradley be elected as Chair.
Draft council proposal enclosed for discussion.
In his opening statement, the Chair encouraged those members, not appointed to the Committee to attend its meetings as it was important that all members had the same opportunity to contribute to the future running of the council. The Committee were reminded that voting rights would be limited to those appointed to the Committee or acting in the official capacity of a substitute member.
The Committee was reminded that the Electoral Review would take place in two stages:
The timetable for the review was confirmed as follows: -
Members of the Committee considered the draft council submission to be presented at the council meeting to be held on 10 April. A recommendation to council was sought on the preferred council size and frequency of meetings.
In order that the council continued to elect by thirds the Committee was informed that the number of members per ward needed to consist of three to ensure electoral equality.
The decision of council size would be the only stage of the review that would not be released for consultation by the LGBCE, although alternative council size submissions by interested parties would be considered by them. Ultimately the decision for council size was the LGBCE.
Results of member survey
To assist in the formation of the council’s submission, members had been encouraged to take part in a survey the aim of the survey was to –
· find out how much time members spent on council duties,
· what assistance they received,
· how they communicated with constituents,
· how the role of councillor had changed in recent years.
A total of 22 members responded to the survey. A copy of the results were summarised and presented to the Committee. Key issues which arose from the summary included:
· 90% of respondents indicated that the time spent on council duties was as expected.
· That the number of hours spent on council duties (not including the Leader of the Council or its Executive) broke down as follows: - ... view the full minutes text for item 2.