Decision details

Constitutional Issues including Committees

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Allweddol decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the constitutional arrangements for the Council for the forthcoming year.


(i)        Appointment of Committees


That Council appoints the following Committees for 2022/23:


Appeals Committee

Climate Change Committee

Clwyd Pension Fund Committee

Constitution and Democratic Services Committee

Governance & Audit Committee

Grievance Committee

Grievance Appeals Committee

Investigation and Disciplinary Committee

Joint Governance Committee (for Pensions)

Licensing Committee

Overview & Scrutiny Committees as follows:

·                     Community & Housing

·                     Corporate Resources

·                     Education, Youth & Culture

·                     Environment & Economy

·                     Social & Healthcare

Planning Committee

Standards Committee


(ii)       Size of Committees


(a)       That the size of each committee be as set out in paragraph 1.03 of the report; and


(b)       That the review of size of committees to odd numbers be referred to Group Leaders prior to the Constitution & Democratic Services Committee to enable a report back to Council.


(iii)      Terms of Reference of Committees


That the terms of reference for each Committee, as set out in the Constitution, be approved.


(iv)      Political Balance


(a)       That seats be allocated in accordance with political balance as set out in Appendix 1 and the rules on membership of the Committees as set out within the report; and


(b)       That the seats on the Grievance, Grievance Appeals and Investigation and Disciplinary Committees be allocated to give a broad political spread of membership.


(v)       Determination of Groups to appoint Overview & Scrutiny Chairs


That the Chairs of Overview & Scrutiny Committees be allocated as follows:


Overview & Scrutiny Committee:       Group to choose Chair:

Community & Housing                            Independent

Corporate Resources                              Independent

Education, Youth & Culture                    Labour (Councillor Teresa Carberry)

Environment & Economy                        Labour (Councillor David Evans)

Social & Healthcare                                 Eagle


(vi)      Appointment of Chairs of Standing Committees


(a)       That the Chairs of the following Committees be appointed (noting any restrictions on eligibility):


·           Climate Change Committee - Councillor Alasdair Ibbotson

·           Clwyd Pension Fund Committee - Councillor Ted Palmer

·           Constitution & Democratic Services Committee - Councillor Rob Davies

·           Licensing Committee - Councillor Rosetta Dolphin

·           Planning Committee - Councillor Richard Lloyd


(b)       That the Grievance Committee, the Grievance Appeals Committee and Investigation & Disciplinary Committee should each appoint its own Chair from amongst its membership.


(vii)     Approval of the Constitution


That the rules, procedures, delegations and codes/protocols within the Constitution be approved.


(viii)    Nominations to Internal Bodies


That the make-up of the Appointments Committee be approved.


(ix)      Standards Committees


That the three Councillors already appointed to serve on the Standards Committee for this term be noted.


(x)       Appointments to Outside Bodies


That Council delegates authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with Group Leaders, to make any amendments to appointments to outside bodies as required.

Report author: Gareth Owens

Publication date: 24/05/2023

Date of decision: 04/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 04/05/2023 - Flintshire County Council

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