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This page lists the meetings for Council.
All those functions as defined by the Local Authorities (Committee
System) (England) Regulations 2012 and other legislation that the
Council is unable to delegateincluding:-
Adopting a Councillors' Allowance Scheme and amending the same,
including the Mayor's and Chairman’s allowances having
considered the report of an Independent RemunerationPanel.
Making a request for single Councillor electoral wards to the Local
A resolution to change the Council's scheme forelections.
Making an order giving effect to the recommendations made in a
Community Governance Review and other Parish Council functions that
are not otherwisedelegated.
Making or revoking or amending the following policies, plans and
Crime and Disorder ReductionStrategy.
Licensing Authority Policy Statement
Including any Cumulative
Local Development Framework - Plans and alterations which together
comprise the Development Plan and Development PlanDocuments.
Sustainable Community Strategy.
Policies made under the Gambling Act (including any resolution
Additionally the Council has chosen to make the Strategic Plan part
of the policy framework to be agreed by theCouncil:
The approval or adoption of a plan or strategy for the control of
the local authority’s borrowing, investments or capital
expenditure or for determining the authority’s minimum
Capital Investment Strategy.
Medium Term Financial Plan.
Treasury Management Strategy.
Setting the Council’s Budget and CouncilTax.
Adopting the Council's Constitution and making significant changes
to it, including the rules andprocedures.
Electing the Mayor and appointing the Deputy Mayor of the Council.
Appointing (and removing) the Leader of the Council and Deputy
Agreeing or amending the Committee structure, making significant
changes to the terms of reference of Committees and sub- Committees
and their size, as well as making appointments to Committees.
Confirming the appointment of Independent Person(s) in connection
with Councillor conduct and Statutory
Confirming the appointment of the Head of Paid Service or dismissal
of the Head of Paid Service, Monitoring Officer and Chief Finance
Appointing the Returning Officer and Electoral
Making, amending, revoking, re-enacting or adoptingbylaws.
Making, varying or revoking, Early Morning Alcohol Restriction
Orders (“EMROs”) and introducing/amending Late Night
Alcohol Levy charges on establishments between midnight and six in
Promoting or opposing the making of local legislation (including
bylaws) or personalbills. Considering:-
Ombudsman reports where there has been a finding of
maladministration with injustice and the report has been
Statutory officer reports of the Monitoring Officer, Chief
Financial Officer and Head of Paid Service;and
External Auditor's public interestreports.
Conferring the title of Honorary Freeman and Honorary Alderman of
Approving the Annual Senior Officer Pay PolicyStatement.
Changing the name of the Borough.
Agreeing to submit plans and strategies to the Secretary of State
or Minister forapproval.
Making recommendations to the Secretary of State on district
boundaries, ward boundaries, electoral
divisions, ward or polling districts.
Considering reports from Committees, Sub-Committees, or any other
body constituted by the Council, where there are items recommended
to Council fordecision.
Making compulsory purchase orders (other than under planning
Appointment of representatives to outside bodies, including joint
bodies, except where delegated to the DemocracyCommittee.
Approving the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging
Any other function which must, by law, be reserved to the full
For the avoidance of doubt, the
full Council retains ultimate responsibility for the actions and
decisions of all its Committees and also retains the ability to
exercise all its powers whether or not they have also been
delegated to a Committee Sub-Committee or officer.
However the Council shall not
exercise a power that has been delegated without first ensuring
that such a step is in the best interests of the Council. The
Council’s ability to exercise its powers will not generally
be used to override or supersede any decision or action already
taken by a Committee or Officer acting under delegated authority
and therefore before taking any such action the Council needs to be
appraised of the current situation regarding implementation of
decisions made by others (and the potential consequences of taking
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