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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.
Apologies for absence were received from:
Dr Mike Thompson
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.
There were no declarations of interest.
To receive any announcements through the Chairman.
There were no chairman’s announcements.
The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.
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To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution.
Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Thursday 30 November in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response questions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 4 December. Please contact the officer named on the front of this agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.
Details of any questions received will be circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website.
There was no public participation.
Any other items of business which the Chairman agrees to consider as a matter of urgency.
There were no urgent items.
Date of Next Meeting
To note that the next scheduled meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 24 January at County Hall, Trowbridge.
The next meeting will be held on 24 January 2024.
Safety Valve Management Plan
To receive an update on the Safety Valve Management Plan.
The Childrens Select Committee considered the recommendation to exclude the public. Following which, it was:
To agree that in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public from the meeting for the business specified in Item Number 14-15 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.
Officers delivered a presentation which informed the Childrens Select Committee on the draft High Needs Block Sustainability Plan, which was due to be submitted to the Department for Education’s (DfE) Safety Valve Programme.