Agenda

County Council - Wednesday, 4th May, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Morpeth

Items
No. Item

1.

TO ELECT a Business Chair and Deputy Business Chair for the ensuing year.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

TO ELECT a Civic Head and Deputy Civic Head for the ensuing year

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Minutes of the following meetings of County Council, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record, signed by the Business Chair and sealed with the Common Seal of the Council:-

 

(1)      Wednesday 23 February 2022 3.00 pm (see pages 9-36)

 

(2)      Wednesday 23 February 2022 (extraordinary meeting) (19.56 pm) (see pages 37-40)

 

(3)      Wednesday 30 March 2022 (extraordinary meeting) (see pages 41-56).

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5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS by the Business Chair, Leader or Head of Paid Service

6.

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

 

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

7.

APPOINTMENTS

TO NOTE?the appointment of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet members appointed by the Leader, and their portfolios. This will be circulated at the meeting.

 

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8.

REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 101 KB

(1)      Establishment of Committees

 

To make arrangements for the discharge of the non-executive functions of the County Council through the appointment of committees, appointing Members to those committees in accordance with the proportionality of the council and to agree their terms of reference.??

 

In order to hear and determine grievances raised by the Chief Executive and Chief Officers and also grievances made against the Chief Executive and Chief Officers, the Council must appoint a Grievance Committee.?

 

In order to clarify roles and responsibilities and comply with the Council’s legal obligations, it is necessary to make consequential amendments to the Terms of Reference to the Staff and Appointments Committee and the Employment (Appeals) Committee (see pages 57- 68 and APPENDIX A to the rear of the agenda).?

 

(2)      Appointment of Chairs and Vice Chairs

 

To appoint Chairs and Vice Chairs to the following Committees and Working Groups:

 

Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC         

 

Family and Children’s Services OSC     

 

Communities and Place OSC                                     

 

Health and Wellbeing OSC

 

Audit Committee (Chair is a non-Councillor)

 

County Emergency Committee

 

Dismissal Advisory Committee

 

Disputes Panel - Fire and Rescue Service?

 

Employment (Appeals) Committee?

 

Governing Body of Netherton Park?(Vice Chair is a Trustee Manager)

 

Health and Well-being Board?(Vice Chair is a Board Representative)

 

Joint Consultative Committee?(Chair is a TU Representative)

 

Licensing Committee

 

Licensing and Regulatory Committee

 

Local Area Councils: 

 

Ashington and Blyth; Castle Morpeth; Cramlington, Bedlington and Seaton Valley; North Northumberland; Tynedale.

 

Petitions Committee

 

Staff and Appointments Committee

 

Standards Committee (Chair is a non-Councillor)

 

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education?(Vice Chair is a faith representative)

 

Strategic Planning Committee?

 

Climate Change Working Group

 

Constitution Working Group??

 

Food Poverty Working Group??

 

Local Area Councils’ Chairs Briefing?

 

Local Plan Working Group?

 

Member Services Working Group?

 

Northumberland Cycling and Walking Board?

 

Safeguarding and Corporate Parenting Group?

 

Town and Parish Council Liaison Working Group?

 

VCS Liaison Group?

 

 

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9.

REPORT OF THE INTERIM SENIOR SERVICE DIRECTOR pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Appointments to Outside Bodies?2022-23

 

Council is asked to agree its nominations to outside bodies (see pages 69-72). ?

10.

REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel 

 

To consider the report of the recently convened Independent Remuneration Panel and decide if any or all of its recommendations should be adopted (see pages 73-80).?

 

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11.

REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Model Code of Conduct

 

To update Members with regard to the new Model Code of Conduct prepared by the Local Government Association and to present to Council a new draft Code for its consideration (see pages 81-108).?

12.

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES AND ADULT SOCIAL CARE pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Adopting a New Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education

 

To outline the process of designing a new agreed syllabus for Religious Education (see pages 109-116).

 

13.

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Statement of Licensing Policy

 

To advise Members of the outcome of the consultation regarding the Statement of Licensing Policy (see pages 117-184).

 

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14.

CORRESPONDENCE (if any) to date of meeting

15.

QUESTIONS to be put to the Business Chair, a member of the Cabinet or the Chair of any Committee or Sub Committee, in accordance with the Constitution's Rules of Procedure No.10.

16.

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE CABINET MEETINGS HELD ON:- pdf icon PDF 291 KB

(1)      Tuesday 8 March 2022 (see pages 185-198)

(2)      Tuesday 29 March 2022 (see pages 199-204)

                    

AND TO APPROVE the following resolutions as they involve Budget and Policy framework matters:-

 

(i)       Minute No.95 (xiv) and (xv) of the 8 March 2022 meeting (Financial Performance 2021-22 - Position at end of December 2021)

 

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17.

TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER MINUTES from the following Committees:- pdf icon PDF 150 KB

(1)      Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC (see pages 205-208)

 

(2)      Family and Children’s Services OSC            (see pages 209-232)

 

(3)      Communities and Place OSC                         (see pages 233-264)

 

(4)      Health and Wellbeing OSC                             (see pages 265-278)

 

(5)      Health and Wellbeing Board                          (see pages 279-296)

 

(6)      Standards Committee                                    (see pages 297-302)

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18.

ANNUAL REPORTS pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To receive and consider the following annual reports (enclosed as APPENDIX B to the rear of the agenda):-  

 

(1)      Overview and Scrutiny Committees

 

(2)      Standards Committee

 

(3)      Armed Forces Forum

 

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