Decision details

Change of Council date : September 2019

Decision Maker: Governance Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


It was reported that at the Annual meeting of the Council held on 15 May 2019, Council approved a schedule of Council meetings for the municipal year 2019/20. In order to give Members additional time to consider the report of the Chief Executive on Stage 1 of the Boundary Commission’s Review of the Borough, the date of the September meeting of Council was changed from 11 September to 25 September 2019.


Some Members of the committee expressed concern that scheduled meetings agreed by Full Council could be changed in anything other than emergency circumstances. Despite suggestions to the contrary it was confirmed that members of the Executive had not been consulted on the change of date and that the Mayor alone had been consulted.


There was consensus that it in the event that a future meeting was to be changed that Group Leader should be consulted in the first instance before a decision to change is made by the Mayor.


It was therefore RESOLVED that:


1.    The reasons for the change of the date of the 11 September 2019 Council meeting be noted and that in future, when Council is asked to agree the calendar of meetings, it also be asked to give authority to the Mayor to change the date of an agreed meeting if required but only following prior consultation with Group Leaders.

Publication date: 08/01/2020

Date of decision: 14/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/11/2019 - Governance Committee

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