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STRATEGIC PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

11 September 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 the nominations received for the vacancies to Outside Bodies.

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   That the nominations for outside body memberships as set out in paragraph 1.2 be considered and appointed to where appropriate.

 

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee  

11 September 2018



Nominations to Outside Bodies - HCL

 

 

 

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:-

Maidstone Cycling Forum – No nominations received

Maidstone Quality Bus Partnership – Two nominations received
Medway Valley Line Steering Group – No nominations received
SE Railway Stakeholder Forum – One nomination received

 

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 1 – Nomination for Quality Bus Partnership (1)

·         Appendix 2 – Nomination for Quality Bus Partnership (2)

·         Appendix 3 – Nomination for SE Railway Stakeholder Forum

 

 

7.        BACKGROUND PAPERS