Decision details

The Council's Response to the Covid 19 Pandemic Situation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report updates Cabinet on the Council’s response to the pandemic situation and our proposals for economic recovery.


The Cabinet


            RESOLVED – That


(1)  The action taken to date be noted;

(2)  Consideration be given to the way for the Council post-recovery

(3)  As part of the work in (2) above, support the establishment of a Coronavirus Recovery Working Party based on the following terms:


(a)  Terms of Reference – to conduct a review on the way forward for the Council post recovery

(b)  Size of the Working Party – 10 Members with seats allocated as follows – Lib Dems [4]; Cons [4]; Ind [1] Green [1]

(c)  Nominations to the seats – to be made by the relevant Group Leader and confirmed as Councillors Bennett, Chapman, Mrs Cooper, Cooper, Dendle, Mrs Haywood, Mrs Staniforth, Tilbrook, Ms Thurston and Dr Walsh;

(d)  Proposals for the allocation of seats if vacancies occur – to be for the relevant Group Leader to fill the vacant seat and report this information to the next Full Council meeting;

(e)  Timescale for the work to be undertaken – over the next few months of recovery and to include whatever time is required in view of the uncertainty of Covid19

(f)   To report back to Cabinet on 20 July 2020; and further meetings


(4)  If established, the Working Party can then:


(a) Review its terms of reference at its first meeting and recommend any change back to Cabinet;


(b)Make any recommendations to Cabinet based on the terms of reference – it will have no decision-making authority; and


(c)Meet in private unless it agrees that it will work to the Meeting Procedure Rules at Part 5 of the Council’s Constitution.


Report author: Nigel Lynn

Publication date: 22/06/2020

Date of decision: 22/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/07/2020

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