Epping Forest District Council:

Minutes for Constitution and Members Services Scrutiny Standing Panel meeting, Mar 17 2011, 7.30PM official page

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Venue: Committee Room 1, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping. View directions

Contact: I Willett - The Office of the Chief Executive  Tel: 01992 564243 Email:  iwillett@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

NOTES OF THE LAST MEETING PDF 46 KB

To agree the notes of the last Panel meeting held on 15 February 2011.

3.

SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS (COUNCIL MINUTE 39 - 23.7.02)

(Assistant to the Chief Executive)  To report the appointment of any substitute members for the meeting.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

(Assistant to the Chief Executive). To declare interests in any items on the agenda.

 

In considering whether to declare a personal or a prejudicial interest under the Code of Conduct, Overview & Scrutiny members are asked pay particular attention to paragraph 11 of the Code in addition to the more familiar requirements.

 

This requires the declaration of a personal and prejudicial interest in any matter before an OS Committee which relates to a decision of or action by another Committee or Sub Committee of the Council, a Joint Committee or Joint Sub Committee in which the Council is involved and of which the Councillor is also a member.

 

Paragraph 11 does not refer to Cabinet decisions or attendance at an OS meeting purely for the purpose of answering questions or providing information on such a matter.

5.

TERMS OF REFERENCE/WORK PROGRAMME PDF 22 KB

(Chairman/Lead Officer) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed the Terms of Reference of this Panel and associated Work Programme. This is attached. The Panel are asked at each meeting to review both documents.

 

The OSC is about to formulate next years OS work plan incorporating a programme for this Panel. In view of this, the Panel may wish to bring forward suggestions/ideas on topics for inclusion in its work programme for next year.

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6.

MEMBER TRAINING REVIEW PDF 74 KB

(Assistant to the Chief Executive) Report to follow.

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7.

CONTRACT STANDING ORDERS PDF 68 KB

(Assistant to the Chief Executive) To consider the attached report.

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8.

OFFICER DELEGATION - 2010/11 Review PDF 65 KB

(Assistant to the Chief Executive) To consider the attached report.

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9.

REFERENDUM FOR AN ELECTED MAYOR PDF 386 KB

The Panel asked for an information report on the process for petitioning for and polling for an Elected Mayor.

 

A copy of the latest advice from the Government Department concerned is attached.  It is understood that the localism Bill (currently before Parliament) may enhance the powers of communities to petition in other ways but this may not affect the current process for Elected Mayors.

 

10.

REPORTS TO BE MADE TO THE NEXT MEETING OF THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

To consider which reports are ready to be submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its next meeting.

11.

FUTURE MEETINGS

This is the last meeting of the Panel for this current year. There are provisional dates for next Council year which await confirmation at the Council meeting on 2 June 2011. There dates are as follows:

 

30 August;

22 November; and

28 February

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