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Democracy Committee

14th March 2018

 

Amendments to the Constitution

 

Final Decision-Maker

Democracy Committee

Lead Head of Service/Lead Director

Patricia Narebor, Head of Legal Services Partnership and Monitoring Officer

Lead Officer and Report Author

Christine Nuttall – Senior Corporate Governance Lawyer (Locum) of Legal Partnership

Classification

Public

 

Wards affected

All

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The report provides an update to the Committee on minor amendments to Part 2 of the Constitution, Responsibility for Functions Relating to Officers, following some restructuring of the responsibilities carried out under the Head of Legal Partnership delegations.  The Committee are asked to note the contents of the report.

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   The Committee are asked to note the contents of the report

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Democracy Committee

14th March 2018


 

 

Amendments to the Constitution

 

 

 

1.    INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

1.1     As the Constitution is a living document it is necessary to keep it under continuous review so that amendments can be made as and when necessary to ensure the document is kept up to date.

 

1.2     The changes made relate to the Head of Environment and Public Realm and     the Head of Housing and Community Services as shown as track changes in the Appendix attached to this report.

 

1.3     The functions remain the same, having merely been redistributed to reflect a restructuring of functions between the two Heads of Service. 

 

1.4     The amendments have been made under the Monitoring Officer’s delegated authority to make minor changes.

 

 

 

2.        PREFERRED OPTION

 

2.1    That the Committee note the update on the changes made.

 

 

3.       NEXT STEPS: COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECISION

 

3.1   The Constitution remains under continuous review.  Members of the Democracy Committee will be consulted with on the  amendments which need to be reviewed by the Democracy Committee to enable the Committee to make recommendations to Council for approval.

 

4.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

We do not expect the recommendations will by themselves materially affect achievement of corporate priorities.  However, a clear and effective Constitution supports all corporate priorities. Reviewing the Constitution regularly ensures that it most effectively meets the needs of the Council and the public.

Head of Legal Partnership

Risk Management

The changes proposed are to ensure the effective running of the council.

Head of Legal Partnership

Financial

The recommendations do not have any direct financial implications.

Head of Legal Partnership

Staffing

None identified in this report.

 

Head of Legal Partnership

Legal

The changes are made under delegated authority.

Head of Legal Partnership

Privacy and Data Protection

None identified in this report.

Head of Legal Partnership

Equalities

None identified in this report.

Head of Legal Partnership

Crime and Disorder

None identified in this report.

Head of Legal Partnership

Procurement

None identified in this report.

Head of Legal Partnership

 

5.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

Appendix 1 – Extract from Part 2 “Responsibility For Functions Relating to Officers”

 

 

6.        BACKGROUND PAPERS

 

None

 

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