Agenda and draft minutes

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Cheque presentation

The Chairman, Cllr. Abraham, announced that since the last meeting of Council he had hosted a Charity Dinner at Brandshatch Place and had held an Indoor bowling event at Hollybush, and this, along with a donation from the Civic Office award along with the charity bucket had raised a further £2359.30.

Overall he announced that he had raised £4000 in total during his year as Chairman for the Ellenor Lions Hospice.  He invited his consort, Mrs Nicki Warren forward to accept the cheque for the final amount on behalf of the hospice.

1.

To elect a Member to be Chairman for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

Cllr. Fleming proposed and Cllr. Lowe seconded that Cllr. Pat Bosley be elected Chairman of the Council for the next municipal year.

Resolved: That Cllr. Pat Bosley be elected Chairman of the Council for the municipal year, 2018/19.

Cllr. Mrs Bosley made the declaration of acceptance of office and took the chair.  The new Chairman thanked the Council for her election and expressed her appreciation for the many good wishes she had received. 

 

The new Chairman led the Council in expressing sincere thanks to the outgoing Chairman, Cllr. Abraham, for his service to the Council and to the District and to Mrs Nicki Warren, his daughter, in her role as Chairman’s Consort. The new Chairman presented the past Chairman’s badge, Shield and gifts to Cllr. Abraham, and flowers and a gift to Mrs Warren.

 

In response Cllr. Abraham thanked Cllr. Mrs Bosley for her support as his Vice Chairman, and offered particular thanks to Reverend Bourne who had taken on the role of his Chaplain during the year.

 

Cllr. Mrs Bosley announced that her Consort for the year would be her husband, Cllr. Ian Bosley and presented him with the badge of office and a gift.  She announced that Reverend Sarah Corry of St Edmund King & Martyr Church, Parish of West Kingsdown, would be her Chaplain and invested her with the Chaplains cross. 

 

Councillor Pat Bosley in the Chair

2.

To elect a Member to be Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

Cllr. Fleming proposed and Cllr. Lowe seconded that Cllr. John Edwards-Winser be elected Vice Chairman of the Council for the ensuing municipal year.

 

Resolved: That Cllr. Edwards-Winser be appointed Vice Chairman of the Council for the municipal year, 2018/19.

 

Cllr. Edwards-Winser made the declaration of acceptance of office and expressed his thanks to the Council for his appointment.

 

The Chairman of the Council then presented the new Vice Chairman’s Consort, Mrs Frances Edwards-Winser, with her badge of office.

 

Chairman's announcements

The Chairman announced that her interests had always been in health and the local community, and so her theme would be community wellbeing and the celebration of the work around the District by the Council, local groups and volunteers.  During her year she planned to visit all the schemes in receipt of the Council’s community grant funding and would welcome local ward members in joining her.  Already in the calendar was the ‘Big Sing’ on 21 June 2018, tickets available at The Stag Theatre and she was hoping to hold an event marking Mental Health Day in November.  She encouraged Members to help set up more ‘Every Step Counts’ walks in their areas.

 

The Chairman also announced that her Charity for the year would be the Silas Pullen Fund – The Brain Tumour Charity.

3.

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 May 2018. pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

The Chairman moved that the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 May 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.

 

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 May 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no additional declarations of interest.

 

5.

Scheme of Delegations pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cllr. Fleming proposed and Cllr. Lowe seconded that the delegations to Committees and Officers, and delegations of executive functions by the Leader of the Council be agreed, and appointments to the Cabinet and the composition of the Cabinet Portfolios be noted.

 

Resolved: That

 

a)    the delegations to Committees (Parts 3 – 12 of the Constitution) and the delegations to Officers (Part 13 of the Constitution) be agreed; and

 

b)     the delegations of executive functions and appointments to the Cabinet, be noted.

 

6.

To appoint the Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen and Membership of Committees for the ensuing year. pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cllr. Fleming proposed and Cllr. Lowe seconded that the appointments of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Membership of Committees for the municipal year 2018/19 as detailed in the appendix to the report, be approved.

 

Resolved:  That the appointments of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and membership of Committees for 2018/19, be approved.

 

7.

To confirm the Calendar of Meetings for the ensuing year. pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cllr. Fleming moved and Cllr. Lowe seconded that the calendar of meetings for the municipal year 2018/19, be confirmed. 

 

Resolved:  That the Calendar of ordinary meetings for the municipal year 2018/19 be confirmed.

 

8.

To appoint representative on other organisations. pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cllr. Fleming moved and Cllr. Lowe seconded that the appointment of representatives on outside organisations for the municipal year 2018/19 be agreed.

 

Resolved:  That the non-executive appointments to other organisations for the municipal year 2018/19 be confirmed.

 

9.

To note the outgoing Chairman's Report pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The report was noted.

 

 

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