Agenda, decisions and minutes

Democratic Services Committee
Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 3.30 pm

Venue: Delyn Committee Room

Contact: Maureen Potter 01352 702322  Email: maureen.potter@flintshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

8.

Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting.

 

Decision:

That the minutes be received, approved and signed by the Chairman as a

correct record.

 

Minutes:

 

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 9 July 2014, were

submitted.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes be received, approved and signed by the Chairman as a

correct record.

 

10.

National Member Development Strategy 2014-17 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To enable the Members of the Democratic Services Committee to comment on the WLGA National Member Development Strategy for 2014-17.

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

(a)       That the draft National Member Development Strategy for 2014-17 be noted; and

 

(b)       That in response to consultation on the draft Continuing Professional Development for Councillors it be indicated to the WLGA that the heading in Section 1, ‘Meeting Participation’ be amended to read ‘Meeting Preparation and Participation’.

       

 

Minutes:

The Member Engagement Manager introduced a report on the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) National Member Development Strategy for 2014-17.   He provided background information and advised that the WLGA draft Member Development Strategy and the WLGA first draft of their Continuing Professional Development for Councillors competency framework was appended to the report.  The Member Engagement Manager explained that the WLGA had asked that Authorities bring both documents to the attention of their Democratic Services Committees as feedback was vital to ensure the appropriate focus was retained. 

 

During consideration of the documents it was agreed that the following change be made to the draft Continuing Professional Development for Councillors:  that the heading in Section 1, ‘Meeting Participation’ be amended to read ‘Meeting Preparation and Participation’.     

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

 

(a)       That the draft National Member Development Strategy for 2014-17 be noted; and

 

(b)       That in response to consultation on the draft Continuing Professional Development for Councillors it be indicated to the WLGA that the heading in Section 1, ‘Meeting Participation’ be amended to read ‘Meeting Preparation and Participation’.

       

 

11.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that following a request from a Member, a questionnaire would be circulated to all Members concerning response times to their enquiries.  Feedback on the responses to the questionnaire would be reported to the next meeting of the Committee on 28 January 2015.

 

12.

Members of the Press and Public in Attendance

Minutes:

There were no members of the press or public in attendance.

 

 

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