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Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting).
Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Members should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting.
In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations of interest.
Items of urgent business authorised by the Chairman
There were no items of urgent business.
Exclusion of the Press and Public
The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item: -
“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 2 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”
Members are reminded that, whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the Committee itself to decide whether or not to consider this in private or in public. In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.
The nature of the deliberations relating to the recruitment of a Director being confidential, the Committee agreed: -
“That press and public be excluded from the meeting.”
That press and public be excluded from the meeting.
The Committee adjourned at this point 9.10am to convene as an informal Recruitment Panel to facilitate interviews.
Appointment of Director for Communities and the Environment
Following the interviews the Committee re-convened at 4.10pm to consider and make an appointmentto the post for Communities and the Environment.
Members agreed, by consensus, that the name of the preferred candidate should not be made public to allow the candidate time to accept the offer and inform their current employer.
A vote was taken to determine the preferred candidate. The result is recorded in a minute exempt from publication under Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
(1) That the name of the preferred candidate be made public on condition that the candidate accepts the offer.
(2) That details of Resolution (1) are recorded in a minute exempt from publication under Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.