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Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.
No declarations of interest were made by Councillors regarding items on the agenda.
To receive such communications or deal with such business as the Mayor may decide to lay before the Council.
The Mayor announced the sad passing of former Councillor and Mayor Madeleine Catmur. Madeleine had served as a Councillor for Woodcote Ward for 18 years from 1973 to 1991. Madeleine was Mayor in 1985. The Council observed a minute’s silence in remembrance.
The Mayor made a number of announcements relating to noteworthy virtual and in person events which he had attended over the past four months and to forthcoming Christmas events.
To approve the submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on Council size.
The Council received a report requesting it approve the submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on Council size.
Councillor Eber Kington MOVED the recommendation in the report.
Upon being put, the recommendation was CARRIED with a majority vote in favour.
Accordingly, it was resolved to:
(1) Approve the submission on Council Size, as set out in Appendix 1;
(2) Delegate to the Chief Legal Officer in consultation with the Chairman of Strategy and Resources and the Chairman of the Electoral Review Task and Finish Group any final changes to the Council Size Submission as may be necessary;
(3) Authorise the Chief Executive to submit the Council’s Submission on Council Size to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.