Agenda

County Council - Wednesday, 26th May, 2021 3.00 pm

Venue: Cheviot Suite, Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6BP

Items
No. Item

1.

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

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

TO APPOINT a Civic Head and Deputy Civic Head for the ensuing year.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Meetings 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 10 February 2021 (see pages 9 – 12)

(2)  Wednesday 24 February 2021 (see pages 13 – 44).

Additional documents:

5.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBER'S INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Member’s 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.

6.

THE RETURNING OFFICER TO SUBMIT the return of the persons elected as Councillors on 6 May 2021 (as set out in APPENDIX ONE - pages 169-182 to the rear of this agenda). pdf icon PDF 185 KB

7.

APPOINTMENTS

(1)  TO APPOINT a member who will be recognised as the Leader of the Council.

(2)  TO NOTE the appointment of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet members, and their portfolios. This will be circulated at the meeting.

8.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS pdf icon PDF 29 KB

(1)  TO APPOINT the Chairs and Vice Chairs to the Committees and Working Groups (as set out in APPENDIX TWO – pages 183-184 to the rear of this agenda), where this is required.

(2)  APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES

 

A list of Committees and Working Groups to be appointed by Council is attached (APPENDIX THREE – pages 185-220 to the rear of this agenda). The Council is asked to confirm the appointment of the Committees and Working Groups, their terms of reference and delegated powers. Members are asked to note that this is draft and will be updated once formal notification of all political group is received.

Additional documents:

9.

APPOINTMENT TO OUTSIDE BODIES

Council is asked to nominate its representative to the outside bodies listed below. Cabinet and Local Area Councils will consider their own nominations in due course.

 

Envt. Agency’s Northumbria Regional Flood & Coast Committee

 

One

Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust

 

Two

National Park Authority

 

Six

North East Joint Transport – Audit Committee

 

One, plus one Sub

North East Joint Transport – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Two, plus two Subs

North East Joint Transport Committee

 

One, plus one Sub

North of England Reserve Forces & Cadets Association

 

One

North of Tyne Combined Authority – Cabinet

 

Two, plus two Subs

North of Tyne Combined Authority – Housing and Land Board

 

Two

North of Tyne Combined Authority – Overview and Scrutiny

 

Three, plus three Subs

North Pennines AONB Partnership

 

One

Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership

Four (inc one Cabinet Member for Economic Growth or remot which includes Planning Service)

Northumberland College Board of Governors

 

One

Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

 

Six

Northumbria Police and Crime Panel

 

Two (Conservative)

NTC Touring Theatre Company

 

One

Pupil Referral Unit Management Committee

One

FPS Local Pension Board

Two (must be member of CSEG OSC(but not the Chair). Must not be members of the Fire Dispute Panel)

Tyne and Wear Pension Fund Pensions Committee

One and one substitute

 

10.

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

11.

CORRESPONDENCE (if any) to date of meeting.

12.

TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ON COVID

13.

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.

14.

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE CABINET MEETINGS HELD ON:- pdf icon PDF 110 KB

(1)  Tuesday 23 February 2021 (see pages 45-48)

(2)  Tuesday 9 March 2021 (see pages 49-58)

(3)  Tuesday 6 April 2021 (see pages 59-62)

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15.

TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER MINUTE from the following Committees pdf icon PDF 67 KB

(1)  Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC (see pages 63-66)

(2)  Family and Children’s Services OSC (see pages 67-84)

(3)  Communities and Place OSC (see pages 85-100)

(4)  Health and Wellbeing OSC (see pages 101-120)

(5)  Health and Wellbeing Board (see pages 121-142)

(6)  Audit Committee (see pages 143-154)

(7)  Standards Committee (see pages 155-158)

(8)  Food Poverty Working Group (see pages 159-166)

Council’s attention is drawn to the recommendation detailed at the end of the report.

Additional documents:

16.

DELEGATED DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To receive details of delegated decisions taken since those reported to County Council on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 (see pages 167-168).

17.

ANNUAL REPORTS pdf icon PDF 347 KB

To receive and consider the following annual reports (enclose as APPENDIX FOUR – pages 221-260 to the rear of this agenda):-

 

(1)  Overview and Scrutiny Committees

(2)  Standards Committee

(3)  Pension Fund Panel

(4)  Armed Forces Forum

 

 

Additional documents:

18.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Council is invited to consider passing the following resolution:

 

(a)  That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

(b)  That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-

 

Agenda Item          Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A

 

          19                 1

Information relating to Information relating to any individual.

 

AND             The public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure because of the need for confidentiality when considering matters concerning individual officers.

 

 

19.

MINUTES

Confidential minutes of the meeting of Council held on Wednesday 10 February 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record, signed by the Business Chair and sealed with the Common Seal of the Council (pages 261-267)