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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room D - Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham, SN15 1ER. View directions

Contact: Roger Bishton 

Items
No. Item

10.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To elect Cllr John Noeken Chairman for the meeting.

 

 

Cllr John Noeken in the Chair

 

11.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Cllr Mike Hewitt, who was substituted by Cllr Bill Moss.

12.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2012 (copy attached).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Sub-Committee meeting held on 19 April 2012.

13.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

14.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

15.

Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.

 

Statements

If you would like to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Up to 3 speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes each on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named above for any further clarification.

 

Questions

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 above no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 11 December 2012.  Please contact the officer named on the first page 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.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present or councillors’ questions.

16.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

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 8 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 1 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.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Jon Hubbard enquired if it was necessary for the whole the following report regarding the termination of employment of a Corporate Director on grounds of redundancy was required to be considered in private and therefore under Part II of the agenda. At the request of the Chairman, the Service Director HR & OD and the Head of Legal Services went through the report and confirmed that all but three paragraphs (paras. 7, 13 & 14) and the appendix, which contained personal details of the Corporate Director, could be considered under Part I of the agenda. The Sub-Committee’s decision would need to be considered under Part II.  

 

Resolved:

 

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 Minute No. 17 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 1 of Part 1 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.

 

17.

Termination of Employment on Grounds of Redundancy - Corporate Director

A confidential report by the Service Director, HR & OD is attached.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a confidential report by the Service Director, HR & OD.

 

Cllr Jon Hubbard expressed some concern that he considered that the Council was creating posts at senior level which were so large as to be unmanageable and thus might lead to problems.  The Chairman stated that if these concerns were significant, then he hoped they would have been raised in Cabinet which would have been the appropriate forum for any such discussion.

 

Resolved:

 

To approve the termination of the employment of Mrs Sue Redmond, Corporate Director, on the grounds of redundancy with effect from 31 December 2012, subject to consultation with the Leader and Cabinet members in accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules.

 

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