Your Councillors


Democracy Committee

7 July 2016

Is the final decision on the recommendations in this report to be made at this meeting?

Yes

 

Report of the Head of Finance and Resources –

Councillor Nominations to Outside Bodies

 

Final Decision-Maker

Democracy Committee

Lead Head of Service

Paul Riley, Head of Finance and Resources

Lead Officer and Report Author

Tessa Ware, Democratic Services Officer

Classification

Non-exempt

Wards affected

All

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   That the Nominations for Outside Body membership in Appendix I of this report be approved.

2.   That the automatic appointments to Outside Bodies, shown in paragraph 2.4 of this report be noted.

 

 

 

This report relates to the following corporate priorities:

·         Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all -

·         Securing a successful economy for Maidstone Borough -

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Democracy Committee

7 July 2016



Report of the Head of Finance and Resources –

Councillor Nominations to Outside Bodies

 

 

1.        PURPOSE OF REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

1.1      This report provides details in paragraph 2.3 of the nominees put forward to fill the available vacancies to the outside bodies for the Committee’s approval.  This table also shows the Outside Bodies where no nominations have been put forward .

 

1.2      The report also provides details of automatic appointments to outside bodies for the Committee’s information.

 

 

2.        INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

2.1      Maidstone Borough Council supports several outside bodies whose work should relate to the Council’s priorities.

 

2.2      The Maidstone Borough Council Constitution states the Democracy Committee has responsibility to appoint Council nominees to outside bodies as appropriate.

 

2.3      The table below provides details of the vacancies available.  Some are currently unfilled vacancies and some are vacancies due to end shortly. The figure in brackets represents the number of positions available for each outside body – this includes filled positions. The Committee is asked to approve the nominations listed.  Completed nomination forms are attached to this report as Appendix I.

 

Outside Body

Number of vacancies

Role

Nominee/s

AgeUK (formerly Age Concern)

1 (1)

Committee member

None received

Cutbush and Corrall

1 (2)

Committee member

Cllr English

Maidstone Area Arts Partnership

1 (3)

Committee member

None received

One Maidstone CIC

 

1 (4)

Director of the CIC

None received

Maidstone Beauvais Twinning Association

3 (4)

Committee member

None received

Mid Kent Downs Steering Group

2 (2)

Committee member

Cllr Garten

Relate West and Mid Kent

1 (1)

Committee member

None received

South East Employers

1 (1+1)

Deputy representative

None received

Quality Bus Partnership

1 (1)

Member

 Cllr Willis

 

 

2.4      The table below shows the automatic outside body appointments from May 2016 for the Committee’s information.  The Committee are asked to note these:

 

Outside Body

Appointee

Reason for automatic appointment

Action with Communities in Rural Kent

Councillor Prendergast

Ward Member

Bentliff Wing

Councillor Butler

Mayor

Citizen Advice Bureau

Councillor Butler

Mayor

Headcorn Aerodrome Consultative Committee

Councillor Prendergast - substitute

Ward Member

Howard de Walden Centre

Councillor Cox

Councillor Wilby

Ward Members

Kent County Council (KCC) Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Councillor Ring

Chair of Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Kent and Medway Crime Panel

Councillor Wilson

Leader of the Council

Kent Partnership

Councillor Wilson

Leader of the Council

Local Government Association General Assembly

Councillor Wilson

Councillor Blackmore

Leader of the Council

Leader of the Opposition

Maidstone Area Arts Partnership

Councillor Butler

Mayor

West Kent Health and Wellbeing Board

Councillor Wilson

Leader of the Council

 

 

 

3.       NEXT STEPS: COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECISION

 

3.1     Once the Committee has made their decision each nominee and outside Body will be notified of the appointment.

 


 

 

4.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

 

[Head of Service or Manager]

Risk Management

 

[Head of Service or Manager]

Financial

There are no direct financial implications arising from this report

Head of Finance & Resources

Staffing

 

[Head of Service]

Legal

 

[Legal Team]

Equality Impact Needs Assessment

No detrimental impact on the protected characteristics of individuals identified.

Orla Sweeney, Insight and Information Officer

Environmental/Sustainable Development

 

[Head of Service or Manager]

Community Safety

 

[Head of Service or Manager]

Human Rights Act

 

[Head of Service or Manager]

Procurement

 

[Head of Service & Section 151 Officer]

Asset Management

 

[Head of Service & Manager]

 

5.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

The following documents are to be published with this report and form part of the report:

·         Appendix I: Completed Outside Body nomination forms