Agenda and minutes

Council - Thursday, 18 May 2006 5:00 pm

Items
No. Item

121.

LORD MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS, INCLUDING PRESENTATION

Minutes:

After welcoming the assembled guests to the Annual Meeting of the Council, the Lord Mayor announced that the proceeds of her chosen Appeal Charity for the year – The Better Health Appeal – had now reached £100,000.

 

The Lord Mayor thanked her Chaplain, the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, for her guidance and assistance over the past year and presented her with a commemorative badge.

122.

ELECTION OF LORD MAYOR

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Dempster, seconded by Councillor Metcalfe, and carried:-

 

1.         “That Councillor Paul Thomas Westley be elected to the Office as Lord Mayor of the City for the ensuing year.”

123.

ELECTION OF HIGH BAILIFF

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Shelton, seconded by Councillor Corrall:-

 

“That Councillor Mary Elaine Draycott be elected as High Bailiff of the city of Leicester for the ensuing year.”

 

AN AMENDMENT

 

Moved by Councillor Coley, seconded by Councillor Johnson:-

 

“That Councillor Joan Garrity be elected to hold the position of High Bailiff for the ensuing year.”

 

The Lord Mayor put the Amendment to the vote and declared it lost.

 

The Lord Mayor put  to vote and declared  carried:-

 

2.         “That Councillor Mary Elaine Draycott be appointed High Bailiff of the City of Leicester for the ensuing year.”

124.

ELECTION OF DEPUTY LORD MAYOR

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Roger Blackmore, seconded by Councillor Farmer, and carried:-

 

3.         “That Councillor Gary Glendon Hunt be appointed Deputy Lord Mayor for the ensuing year.”

125.

APPOINTMENT OF LORD MAYOR'S CHAPLAIN/SPIRITUAL ADVISER

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor informed Council that he had appointed, as his Chaplain, Father Jimmy Browne of St. Patricks, Beaumont Leys.

126.

THANKS TO RETIRING LORD MAYOR

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Shelton, seconded by Councillor Garrity, supported by Councillor Mugglestone and Councillor A. Vincent, and carried:-

 

4.                  “My Lord Mayor, Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff, Lord Bishop, Chairman of the County Council, Member of Parliament, Former Lord Mayors, Consorts,  Honorary Freemen, Members of Council, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It does not seem like a year, Mary, since I stood on this spot to move your nomination as Lord Mayor. We are all a year older and it is frightening how fast time has gone.

 

Over the year you have campaigned very hard for your Better Health Appeal and it was a great  achievement that you reached  the final figure of £100,000 that you just announced.

 

Over the year you have been accompanied by your husband, Ray, at many functions when he was not at home doing the housework.  There was many a time when  I called round your house to be confronted by Ray with his pinny on and feather duster in his hand.

 

You have also been accompanied  by your daughter, Carol, many times when Ray was at home doing the housework.

 

The official functions you attended were mainly in Leicester but you entertained many visitors from many parts of the world including Krefeld, Rajkot, Trinidad, Chandighar, Strasbourg, Portugal, Sweden, Hungary, Turkey, Belarus, Minsk, Germany and Somalia.

 

I know that amongst the highlights of your year was meeting the Princess Royal twice, the Duchess of Gloucester and Duke of Kent when attending Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Garden Party.

 

You attended  graduation ceremonies and eighteen Leicester schools and colleges, met people from all walks of life and cultures in the great cosmopolitan city that is Leicester.

 

Your colleagues on the Labour benches welcome you back and we are sure that you will be lenient with the new Lord Mayor when you are in full flow from the front benches.

 

Those of you who were here last year will remember that I quoted Bette Davies from one of her films ‘All About Eve’ when she said ‘fasten your safety belts, we’re in for a bumpy ride’.  Well, Mary, you coped by being firm but fair.

 

Also last year I recalled my first  meeting with Ray in 1965 when he told me he remembered me from school and that I was a bully.  I strongly denied this allegation but it would appear that my Labour Group colleagues did not believe me by the fact that shortly afterwards they elected me as their Chief Whip.

 

It gives me great pleasure to move this vote of thanks, Mary, for the wonderful job that you have done in the last year.

 

I move the motion of thanks.”

 

The Council recessed for the period 6.25 p.m. to 6.40 p.m.

127.

ESTABLISHMENT OF CABINET, SCRUTINY COMMITTEES AND REGULATORY COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 6 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ESTABLISHMENT OF CABINET

 

Moved by Councillor Garrity, seconded by Councillor Mugglestone, and carried:-

 

5.         That:-

 

(i)         the Cabinet be established with the Terms of Reference as specified within the Council’s Constitution;

 

(ii)        the Leader of the Council and Chair of the Cabinet be Councillor Roger Blackmore;

 

(iii)       the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning  be Councillor Roman Scuplak;

 

            (iv)            the other Membership of the Cabinet be:-

 

                        Councillor Gill (Adult and Community Services)

                        Councillor Suleman (Children and Young People)

                        Councillor Sandringham (Partnerships)

                        Councillor Smith (Housing)

                        Councillor Coley (Resources and Corporate Issues)

                        Councillor Ramsdale (Key Initiatives)

                        Councillor Mugglestone (Environment, Transport and Culture)

                        Councillor Grant (Strategic Reviews and Efficiency)

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF  SCRUTINY COMMITTEES

 

Moved by Councillor Garrity, seconded by Councillor Mugglestone:-

 

            “That consideration of Scrutiny Committees, including terms of reference, numbers and membership be deferred until the next ordinary meeting of Council on 25 May 2006 and that, in the event of any circumstances of urgency in the meantime which require a meeting of a Scrutiny Committee, authority to take all appropriate action to establish and call a meeting of a Scrutiny Committee be delegated to the Town Clerk in consultation with the Group Whips.”

 

AN AMENDMENT  (1)

 

Proposed by Councillor Willmott, second by Councillor A. Vincent, and carried:-

 

6.         “That:-

 

(i)         the proposed Scrutiny configuration contained in the Council Report be adopted subject to a variation by the formation of a Highways and Transportation Scrutiny Committee, with that aspect of scrutiny in consequence removed from the Terms of Reference of the proposed Environment, Transport and Culture Scrutiny Committee, all in accordance with the attached revised Terms of Reference for those two Scrutiny Committees;

 

(ii)                the size of membership and Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees be: -

 

Scrutiny Committee

Size

(Elected Members)

Number of Elected Members

 

 

Cons

Lab

Focus

Lib Dem

Chair

Spokes

 

 

 

Resources  & Corporate Issues

9

2

3

1

3

Cnr. Willmott

Cnr. Fitch

 

 

Children and Young People

9

2

3

1

3

Cnr. Waddington

Cnr. Fitch

 

 

Adults & Community Services

9

2

3

1

3

Cnr. Corrall

Cnr. A. Vincent

 

 

Community Safety & Housing

7

1

3

1

2

Cnr. Metcalfe

Cnr. Draycott

 

 

Environment and Culture

7

1

3

1

2

Cnr. Connelly

Cnr. Henry

 

 

Economic Development & Planning

7

1

3

1

2

Cnr. Farmer

Cnr. Kitterick

 

 

Highways & Transportation

7

2

2

2

1

Cnr. Tessier

Cnr. J. Blackmore

 

 

Health

7

1

3

1

2

Cnr. Bhatti

Cnr. Beck

 

 

(iii)               That to provide clarity within the Council’s Members Allowances Scheme, Council confirms that the Scrutiny Triumvirate Spokespersons Allowance, currently £3780 p.a., be applicable to all three Groups (i.e. other than the political group of the Committee Chair) providing a Spokesperson on each Scrutiny Committee.

 

(iv)              the dates of first meetings of Committees to be in accordance with the timetable circulated to all Members.

 

 

SCRUTINY COMMITTEES – TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

Responsibilities

 

The Scrutiny Committees which have currently been established by the Council in accordance with Article 6 of the Constitution are:-

 

·         Adult and Community Services

·         Children and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127.

128.

DATES OF FIRST MEETINGS OF CABINET, SCRUTINY COMMITTEES AND REGULATORY COMMITTEES

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Garrity, seconded by Councillor Mugglestone, and carried:-

 

8.         "That the first  meetings of the Cabinet, the Regulatory and Standing Committees and Area Committees be agreed in accordance with the calendar of meetings circulated to all Members.”

129.

DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS

Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Garrity, seconded by Councillor Mugglestone, and carried:-

 

9.         "That the Annual Meeting in 2007  be held on 17 May 2007,  that the Council meet on Wednesday, 21 February 2007 to consider the estimates for 2006/2007 and the ordinary meetings of Council be held on the dates circulated to all Members.”

 

                        25 May 2006                            30 November 2006

                        29 June 2006                               25 January 2007

                        28  September 2006                29 March 2007.”

 

 

The Lord Mayor declared the meeting closed at 7.25 p.m.