Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote attendance meeting

Contact: Janet Kelly / 01352 702301  Email: janet.kelly@flintshire.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

To note that at the Annual Meeting, Council resolved that Councillor Rob Davies be appointed as Chair of the Committee.

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Decision:

That the appointment of Councillor Rob Davies as Chair of the Committee be confirmed.

2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair for the Committee.

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Decision:

That the appointment of Councillor Gillian Brockley be confirmed a Vice Chair of the Committee.

4.

Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

 

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Decision:

No Declarations were received.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26 January 2022.

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Decision:

That the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

6.

Review of the Terms of Reference and Introduction to the Work of the Committee pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To explain the role and work of the Committee to new Members of the Committee.

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Decision:

That the work of the Committee be noted.

7.

Adoption of the National Model Constitution pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The County Council’s Constitution is based on a national model produced jointly by the WLGA and Lawyers in Local Government (the Monitoring Officer’s professional group). The model is 8 years old so WLGA and LLG commissioned an update. The Council needs to apply the updates to its own Constitution and consider whether any other changes are necessary.

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Decision:

(a)          That the 5 members appointed to the working group consider the updates and revisions to the national model constitution and the plain language guide, before making proposals for their adoption.

 

(b)          That the working group report back to this Committee in January with the intention of approving the changes at a Council meeting in early 2023.

 

(c)          That the date of this Committee in January be brought forward to enable it to consider the working group’s recommendations ahead of the Council meeting on 24 January 2023.

8.

Update on the Induction Programme pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To update Councillors on progress and attendance at Phase 1 of the Induction Programme and to share the proposals for Phase 2.

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Decision:

(a)     That the Committee considered the Member Induction programme held after the elections, included in Appendix 1 - Schedule of Induction Sessions Part a, and, Appendix 2 - Schedule of Induction Sessions Part b.

 

(b)     That the Committee considered and supported the approach to Member Development for the rest of the municipal year, included in Appendix 3 - Flintshire County Council 2022/23 Member Development.

 

9.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To agree the items of business to be discussed at future meetings.

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Decision:

(a)       That the Committee considers the draft Forward Work Programme and approve/amend as necessary.

 

(b)     That the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee be authorised to vary the Forward Work Programme between meetings, as the need arises.

 

Members of the public and press in attendance

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Decision:

There were no members of the press in attendance.