The Chair of the Constitution Working Party, Councillor Bower, will present recommendations from the meeting of the Constitution Working Party held on 5 December 2022.
The recommendations for Council to consider are set out below:
· Minute 6 [Updates to the Constitution]. The minutes and the Officer’s report are attached.
The Chair, Councillor Bower presented recommendations from the meeting of the Constitution Working Party held on 5 December 2022.
Councillor Bower alerted Councillors to a recommendation at Minute 6 [Updates to the Constitution] and to an email that had been sent to all Councillors by the Monitoring Officer earlier on in the day. This explained that the Appendix referred to in the recommendation was the appendix to the Working Party report and could be found on pages 57 to 204 of the agenda. The proposed amendments to the constitution had been shown in tracked changes with the only exception being where changes had been required to officer job titles, as a result of last year’s senior management restructure. Those job titles had been updated and not shown as tracked. This was because to show all of those changes would have resulted in an overwhelming set of papers being provided to Members making it harder for Members to then find the more substantial amendments. Councillor Bower then formally proposed the recommendations which were then seconded by Councillor Cooper.
That the proposed amendments set out within the body of Appendix 1 be approved, to include the amendments made earlier in the meeting as set out within the minutes.