Agenda

Petitions Committee - Thursday, 28th October, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Space - Block 1, Floor 2 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Nichola Turnbull 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

The committee are asked to note the following membership and terms of reference for the Petitions Committee which were agreed by Council on 26 May 2021.

 

9 members(5:3:1 Ind Gp place to LD) 

 

Quorum – 2

 

Chair: R. Dodd

 

Vice Chair: B. Flux

 

Conservative

Labour

Independent Group

Liberal Democrats

Green Party

Ind Non-Grouped

T. Cessford

C. Ball

 

J. Reid

 

 

R. Dodd

B. Gallacher

 

 

 

 

B. Flux

A. Wallace

 

 

 

 

M. Swinburn

 

 

 

 

 

R. Wearmouth

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

Terms of Reference

 

To consider those petitions of a corporate or county wide nature which do not fall within the remit of the local area councils, planning and other regulatory committees (petitions about planning or licensing applications may not be considered), and to make appropriate recommendations to full Council, the Cabinet, or other committees, or on matters delegated to officers depending upon the subject matter. The Committee can also consider petitions about local issues in exceptional circumstances when agreed by the Chair.

 

The relevant Cabinet member and division member(s) are invited to attend as non-voting members.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Petitions Committee, held on 30 July 2020, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

4.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

N.B.    Any member needing clarification must contact the Legal Services Manager at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

REPORT OF THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REGENERATION AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES

5.

Petition Requesting a Review of Arrangements for Non-Statutory Transport to Schools pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To acknowledge the petition received requesting a review of arrangements for non-statutory transport to schools for rural communities and to agree the Council’s response.

6.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 2.00 p.m.

7.

URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.