Agenda and minutes

Council - Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 5.00 pm

Venue: Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX. View directions

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Team Leader

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Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.


Apologies were received form Councillors Carpenter and Guest.


Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interests from Members.


There were no declarations of interest from any of the members present.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting held on 20 September 2017.


The minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 20 September 2017 were approved as a correct record.  Confirmation was given that the Questions under Standing Order 23 and a transcript of their associated responses had been published on the Council’s website in accordance with the minutes.


Appointment of Chief Finance Officer

RECOMMENDED to full Council that, in accordance with Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972, Lydia Morrison be appointed as the Council’s Interim Chief Finance Officer.


Proposed by Councillor Briggs and seconded by Councillor Wilson, it was


RESOLVED that Lydia Morrison be appointed as the Council’s Chief Finance Officer in accordance with the provisions of section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972.


Mayor's Report pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To receive the Mayor’s report on charity and civic events attended since the last meeting of the Council.


The Mayor presented her published report to Council.  There were no questions from Councillors present.


Public Questions under Standing Order 13.4(f)

To receive questions from, and provide answers to, the public, provided they have been submitted in accordance with the requirements of Standing Order 13.4(f).


There were no public questions.


Leader's Report pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive the Leader’s report to Council.


There were no matters the Acting Leader wished to add to his published report to Council.


Cabinet Lead Reports pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To receive the Cabinet Leads’ reports to Council.

Additional documents:


In addition to her published report, Councillor Bowerman gave an update on the work being done by the Councillor Development Panel to take forward the Council’s bid for Charter for Elected Development accreditation.  The external assessment date had now been confirmed for 11 December and Councillor Bowerman encouraged members to become involved.


Cabinet Leads and Chairmen's Question Time

(i)                the Leader and Cabinet Leads to answer questions on matters within their respective reports.


(ii)           Chairmen to answer questions on minutes since the last Council meeting


At the invitation of the Mayor, the Cabinet Leads took questions from Councillors in connection with their published reports.  Where the Cabinet Leads were unable to give an immediate response, an undertaking was given that responses would be circulated as soon as possible after this meeting.


The Committee Chairmen took questions in relation to their published minutes with comments to be reported back to their respective Committees prior to approval of those minutes.


Questions Under Standing Order 23 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To receive questions from Councillors in accordance with the requirements of Standing Order 23.4(a).

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Questions submitted by Councillors under Notice in accordance with Standing Order 23, and a transcript of the associated responses, are published on the Council’s website.


Urgent Questions Under Standing Order 23

To receive urgent questions from Councillors submitted in accordance with the requirements of Standing Order 23.4(b).


There were no urgent questions.


Acceptance of Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To receive the following minutes of Committees held since the last meeting of the Council:


Scrutiny Board – 26 September 2017

Governance & Audit – 26 September 2017

Licensing Committee – 27 September 2017

Cabinet – 11 October 2017

Development Management Committee – 19 October 2017

Additional documents:


The minutes of Committees held since the last meeting of the Council were received.