Agenda and decisions

Venue: Hybrid Meeting

Contact: Sharon Thomas / 01352 702324  Email: sharon.b.thomas@flintshire.gov.uk

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2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

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Decision:

None.

3.

Chair's Review of the Year 2023-24

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4.

Election of Chair of the Council for the municipal year 2024/25, Investiture of Chain of Office and signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office

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Decision:

That Councillor Dennis Hutchinson be elected Chair of the Council for the municipal year 2024/25.

5.

Appointment of Vice-Chair of the Council for the municipal year 2024/25, Investiture of Chain of Office and signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office

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Decision:

That Councillor Mel Buckley be elected Vice-Chair of the Council for the municipal year 2024/25.

6.

Election of the Leader of the Council

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Decision:

That Councillor Ian Roberts be appointed Leader of the Council for the municipal year 2024/25.

7.

Appointment of the Cabinet by the Leader of the Council

To note the appointment of the Cabinet by the Leader of the Council.

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Decision:

That the choice of Councillors to serve on the Cabinet and their portfolios detailed below, be noted.

 

Cabinet Member

Portfolio

Ian Roberts

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Leisure

Christine Jones

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Services and Well-being

Dave Hughes

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transport

Chris Bithell

Cabinet Member for Planning, Public Health and Public Protection

Paul Johnson

Cabinet Member for Finance and Social Value

Sean Bibby

Cabinet Member for Housing

David Healey

Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Economy

Mared Eastwood

Cabinet Member for Education, Welsh Language and Culture

Linda Thomas

Cabinet Member for Corporate Services

 

8.

Constitutional Issues including Committees pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Decision:

(i)        Appointment of Committees

 

That Council appoints the following Committees for 2024/25:

 

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

 

That the size of each Committee be as set out in paragraph 1.03 of the report.

 

(iii)       Terms of Reference of Committees

 

That the Terms of Reference for each Committee be approved, as set out in the Constitution, subject to a review of the Terms of Reference for the Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Climate Change Committee.

 

(iv)       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 Dan Rose

·             Constitution & Democratic Services Committee - Councillor Rob Davies

·             Licensing Committee - Councillor Mike Peers

·             Planning Committee - Councillor Richard Lloyd

 

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

 

(v)        Political Balance

 

(a)       That seats be allocated in accordance with political balance as set out in the revised spreadsheet 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.

 

(vi)       Appointment of Chairs of Overview & Scrutiny Committees

 

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

Environment & Economy                             Labour

Social & Healthcare                                      Flintshire People’s Voice

 

(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 Committee

 

That Councillor Ian Hodge be appointed as a third Councillor to serve on the Standards Committee for the remainder of this term.

 

(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.

Item 8 - Updated Political Balance pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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Corporate Parenting Charter: A Promise for Wales pdf icon PDF 110 KB

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Decision:

(a)       That Flintshire County Council signs ‘the pledge’ and adopts the Corporate Parenting Charter: ‘A Promise for Wales’; and

 

(b)       That the Children’s Services Forum take a lead in measuring organisational success and commitment to the Corporate Parenting Charter.

10.

Schedule of Meetings 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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Decision:

(a)       That the draft Schedule of Meetings for 2024/25 be approved subject to the following changes:

·         To remove the requirement for committee meetings to be held on designated days.

·         To move the August dates for Planning Committee to the following week.

·         To change the start time of Planning Committee meetings to 1pm where there are no morning meetings scheduled.

·         To move the January and February 2025 dates of the Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee to the Friday mornings.

 

(b)       That the Democratic Services Manager be given delegated authority, in conjunction with the relevant Committee Chair, to amend the Schedule of Meetings in exceptional circumstances.

Members of the Press and Public in Attendance

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Updated Schedule of Meetings 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

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