Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

587.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor B E Mansbridge.

588.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

589.

Structure and Workload of the Democratic Services Department

To receive an update from the Head of Democratic Services.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Ann Taylor Head of Democratic Services to the Meeting.

 

Ann Taylor outlined in detail to the Committee the Structure and Workload of the Democratic Services Department.

 

Councillor T Chaplin entered the Meeting at 2.05 pm.

 

Ann Taylor then outlined to the Committee the Statutory responsibilities of the Department and responded in detail to the questions raised by the Members on the issues that she had outlined.

 

 

 

 

 

590.

Member Development Charter

To receive an update from the Head of Democratic Services.

Minutes:

Ann Taylor advised the Committee that the Authority had to progress to the next level for the Charter or to renew the intermediate level and that a submission document was being prepared to renew the Charter.

 

She also advised that the existing Members Charter would be circulated to the Committee for their information.

 

591.

Councillors' Annual Reports 2013

To receive an update from the Head of Democratic Services

Minutes:

Ann Taylor referred to the Councillor’s Annual Report for 2013 and a Member enquired if the number of ‘hits’ on the Internet could be counted.

 

Ann Taylor advised that she would make enquiries and report back to the Committee.

 

 

592.

Members Room Facilities

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

Ann Taylor updated the Committee in relation to the Members Library.

 

A Member then suggested that it would be of benefit to Members if a printer and computer that could be accessed by Members be available in the Members Lounge for use when Members were in the Civic Centre.

 

Ann Taylor advised that she would pursue this suggestion.

593.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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