Agenda and draft minutes

Mayor Making and Annual Council, Council - Wednesday, 18th May, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Bapsy Hall, Guildhall, Winchester

Contact: David Blakemore, Democratic Services Team Manager  Tel: 01962 848217 Email:  dblakemore@winchester.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies.

To record the names of apologies given.

Minutes:

Apologies for the meeting were noted as above.

 

2.

Disclosure of Interests.

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members or Officers in matters to be discussed.

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

None.

 

3.

To elect from amongst the Members of the Council a person to be Mayor of the City of Winchester for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Tod.

 

Seconded by Councillor Thompson and unanimously resolved that Councillor Derek Green be elected the 823rd Mayor of the City of Winchester for the period commencing 18 May 2022.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Derek Green be elected the 823rd Mayor of the City of Winchester for the period commencing 18 May 2022.

 

4.

To move a vote of thanks to the Retiring Mayor.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Evans.

 

Seconded by Councillor Thompson and unanimously resolved that the best thanks of the council be accorded to Councillor Vivian Achwal for her service to the council during the past year.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the best thanks of the council be accorded to Councillor Vivian Achwal for her service to the council during the past year.

5.

To elect from amongst the Members of the Council a person to be Deputy Mayor of the City of Winchester for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Evans.

 

Seconded by Councillor Cutler and unanimously resolved that Councillor Angela Clear be elected Deputy Mayor of the City of Winchester for the period commencing 18 May 2022.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Angela Clear be elected Deputy Mayor of the City of Winchester for the period commencing 18 May 2022.

6.

To confirm the Leader of the Council for the ensuing year.

Minutes:

Council noted that Councillor Thompson had formally resigned as Leader of the Council and the Mayor asked for nominations.

 

Councillor Thompson proposed Councillor Tod to be Leader (Chairperson of Cabinet) and was seconded by Councillor Ferguson.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Tod be appointed Leader of the Council (Chairperson of Cabinet).

7.

The Leader to confirm the Deputy Leader (Vice Chairperson of Cabinet) and the other Members of Cabinet.

Minutes:

The Leader, Councillor Tod, confirmed the Deputy Leader (Vice Chairperson of Cabinet) and other members of Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Ferguson be appointed as Deputy Leader (Vice Chairperson of Cabinet) and Councillors Learney, Power, Gordon-Smith, Porter and Thompson as remaining members of Cabinet.

8.

To determine the number of seats to be allocated to each group and to confirm the Members and deputy Members of the following bodies (or other bodies as Council may determine) for the ensuing year:- pdf icon PDF 86 KB

 

a)    Scrutiny Committee

b)    Audit and Governance Committee

c)    Licensing and Regulation Committee

d)    Planning Committee

e)    Business and Housing Policy Committee

f)     Health and Environment Policy Committee

g)    Performance Panel

h)    Joint West of Waterlooville MDA Planning Committee

i)     Housing Appeals Committee

j)     Any Task & Finish or other Committee to be established, or appointments to be made.

Minutes:

With the exception of Cabinet, the Council reviewed the political representation on Committees in accordance with the provisions of Section 15(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

 

The number of seats to be allocated to each group and members and deputy members of each body were confirmed as set out in the appendix to these minutes and as set out below. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

1. That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make any minor consequential amendments to the Constitution to give effect to the decisions made.

 

2. That allocation of seats to political groups and memberships of the following bodies be confirmed be as follows:

 

Scrutiny Committee (8) – Councillors Becker, Craske, Laming, Cutler, Westwood (Liberal Democrats 5) and Councillors Brook, Horrill, Cook (Conservatives 3) plus deputies – Councillors Rutter, Edwards (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillors Bolton, Godfrey (Conservatives 2)

  

Audit and Governance Committee (8) – Councillors Cutler, Craske, Bronk, Laming, Achwal (Liberal Democrats 5) and Councillors Godfrey, Miller, Bolton (Conservatives 3) plus deputies – Councillors Radcliffe, Batho (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillors Cunningham, Lumby (Conservatives 2)

 

Licensing and Regulation Committee (11) – Councillors Williams, Laming, Reach, Small, Achwal, Westwood, Batho (Liberal Democrats 7) and Councillors Cunningham, Kurn, McLean, Isaacs (Conservatives 4) plus deputies – Councillors Clear, Cramoysan (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillors Pearson, Read (Conservatives 2)

 

 

Planning Committee (9) – Councillors Evans, Rutter, Laming, Clear, Edwards, Westwood (Liberal Democrats 6) and Councillors Pearson, Read, McLean (Conservatives 3) plus deputies – Councillors Small, Achwal (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillors Cunningham, Cook (Conservatives 2)

 

Business and Housing Policy Committee (8) – Councillors Bronk, Cramoyson, Radcliffe, Fern, Small (Liberal Democrats 5) and Councillors Isaacs, Scott, Miller (Conservatives 3) plus deputies – Councillors Edwards, Batho (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillors Horrill, Brook (Conservatives 2)

 

Health and Environment Policy Committee (8) – Councillors Laming, Batho, Clear, Achwal, Tippett-Cooper (Liberal Democrats 5) and Councillors Pearson, Warwick, Cook (Conservatives 3) plus deputies – Councillors Williams, Becker (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillors Kurn, Brook (Conservatives 2)

 

Housing Appeals Committee (3) - Councillors Rutter, Edwards (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillor Scott (Conservatives 1) plus deputies – Councillor Horrill (Conservatives 1)

 

Joint West of Waterlooville Planning Committee (5) – Councillors Evans, Laming, Clear (Liberal Democrats 3) and Councillors Read, McLean (Conservatives 2) plus deputies – Councillors Rutter, Edwards (Liberal Democrats 2) and Councillor Pearson (Conservatives 1)

 

 

Further to the above, and pursuant to Section 16 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the Chief Executive served notice on each of the leaders of the two political groups on the Council as to the allocation of seats as indicated above.

9.

To elect the Chairpersons of each of the following bodies (or other bodies as Council may determine) for the ensuing year:-

 

(a)                 Chairperson of Scrutiny Committee
(b) Chairperson of Audit and Governance Committee
(c) Chairperson of Licensing and Regulation Committee
(d) Chairperson of Planning Committee (including Chairperson of Joint West of Waterlooville MDA Planning Committee)  
(e) Chairperson of Business and Housing Policy Committee
(f)  Chairperson of Health and Environment Policy Committee

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That chairpersons of the following bodies be confirmed be as follows:

 

Scrutiny Committee – Councillor Brook

  

Audit and Governance Committee  – Councillor Cutler

 

Licensing and Regulation Committee – Councillor Williams

 

Planning Committee– Councillor Evans

 

Business and Housing Policy Committee – Councillor Bronk

 

Health and Environment Policy Committee – Councillor Laming

 

Housing Appeals Committee - Councillor Rutter

 

Joint West of Waterlooville Planning Committee – Councillor Evans

10.

To pass the following resolution in respect of the Winchester Town Forum:-

 

“That the Winchester Town Forum be established for 2022/2023 with membership comprising all Members who represent the five Winchester Town Wards”

Minutes:

Proposed by The Leader, Councillor Tod and seconded by Councillor Ferguson.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Winchester Town Forum be established for 2022/23 with membership consisting of all Members who represent the five Winchester Town Wards.

11.

To pass the following resolution in respect of the Housing (Appeals) Committee:-

“That alternative arrangements other than proportional representation apply for membership of the Committee for 2022/2023”

Minutes:

Proposed by The Leader, Councillor Tod and seconded by Councillor Ferguson.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That alternative arrangements other than proportional representation be agreed in respect of the Housing (Appeals) Committee.

 

12.

Presentations to former Councillors in recognition of their service to the Community as previous Members of Winchester City Council.

Minutes:

The Mayor firstly presented a certificate to former councillor Roger Bentote in recognition of his service to the communities of the Whiteley & Shedfield ward where he was ward member between 2016 and 2022.

 

The Mayor then presented a certificate to former councillor Lawrence Ruffell in recognition of his service to the communities of the previous Owslebury & Curdridge ward (until 2016) and the Upper Meon Valley ward between 2006 and 2022. 

 

The Mayor then acknowledged the service of other retired members of the Council who had been unable to attend the meeting:

 

Former councillor Anne Weir, in recognition of her service to the communities of the St Barnabas ward where she was ward member between 2012 and 2022 and was also a member of Cabinet between 2019 and 2020.

 

Former councillor Malcolm Prince, in recognition of his service to the communities of the Worthys ward where he was ward member between 2016 and 2022 and was also a member of Cabinet between 2019 and 2021.

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