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Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

10 July 2018

 

Nominations to Outside Bodies – SPS&T

 

Final Decision-Maker

Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Lead Head of Service/Lead Director

Angela Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Communications and Governance

Lead Officer and Report Author

Caroline Matthews, Democratic Services Officer

Classification

Public

 

Wards affected

All

 

Executive Summary

 

The Committee is requested to consider any nominations received for the vacancies to Outside Bodies and to note the outside bodies attributable to the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee.

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   That the Committee consider the nomination received for the Kent Downs AONB Advisory Board as set out in Appendix A and makes an appointment if appropriate.

2.   That the Committee note the list of the Outside Bodies that are appointed by the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee as set out in Appendix B.

 

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee  

10 July 2018



Nominations to Outside Bodies – SPS&T

 

 

 

1.      INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

1.1     At its meeting on 28 February 2018 the Council recommended that some of the Council’s Outside Bodies be appointed by an appropriate Committee.

1.2     The outside bodies vacancies attributable to the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee have recently been advertised to Members and the nominations received are set out below:-

Kent Downs AONB Joint Advisory Committee – One nomination has been received
Maidstone Cycling Campaign Forum – No nominations received
Maidstone Quality Bus Partnership – No nominations received
Medway Valley Line Steering Group – No nominations received
Southern Railway Stakeholder Forum – No nominations received

1.3     In order for Members of this Committee to be fully appraised of the outside bodies attributable to this Committee, details have been provided in Appendix B. 

1.4     The Constitution states under the role of the Chairman of Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation that he will:-

*  work with others in building a vision for the Council and Committee.

*  represent the Council on all partnerships relevant to the Committee.

*  take the lead role in the Committee of fostering close links with key
    stakeholders including Parish Councils, the Developers Forum, English
    Heritage and transport interest groups such as Quality Bus Partnerships,
    Transport Users Group, Rail Stakeholder Groups.

*  take the lead role within the Committee for responsibility for
    relationships with funders including Kent County Council and Highways
    England.

*  Chair the Joint Transportation Board with Kent County Council in
    alternate years and the Vice Chairman in others.

1.5     The Chairman currently attends the Quality Bus Partnership meetings and is also an appointee on the Maidstone East Strategic Board.  He has responsibility to oversee the Gyratory Scheme improvements in conjunction with the Director of Regeneration and Place.  The Chairman has also had responsibility to oversee the tow path improvement works.




2.        AVAILABLE OPTIONS

 

2.1     The Committee could do nothing.  This is not recommended as it could damage the relationships that the Council foster with these organisations.

 

2.2     The Committee could appoint to the various Outside Bodies as appropriate. 

 

 

3.        PREFERRED OPTION AND REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

3.1     Option 2.2 is recommended as there is a need to ensure that these vacancies are filled as soon as possible.

 

 

4.       NEXT STEPS: COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECISION

 

4.1     Should any of the vacancies be filled then the relevant outside bodies would be contacted and appraised of the Member/person having been appointed.

4.2     In the event that some of the vacancies are not filled then these will be re-advertised at a later stage and brought back to the Committee for consideration should a nomination be received.

 

 

 

5.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

We do not expect the recommendation will by itself materially affect the achievement of the corporate priorities

Democratic Services Officer

Risk Management

There are no significant risks

Democratic Services Officer

Financial

There are no significant financial implications arising from this report

Democratic Services Officer

Staffing

There are no staffing implications arising from this report

Democratic Services Officer

Legal

There are no legal implications unless the Constitutions of these charities change

Democratic Services Officer

Privacy and Data Protection

There are none

 

Democratic Services Officer

Equalities

There are none

Democratic Services Officer

Crime and Disorder

There are none

Democratic Services Officer

Procurement

There are none

Democratic Services Officer

 

6.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

·         Appendix A – Nomination for Kent Downs AONB Advisory Board
Appendix B – Details of the Outside Bodies attributable to SPS&T Committee

 

 

7.        BACKGROUND PAPERS