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Apologies for absence and declarations of interest

To receive any apologies and declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting.


Talk and Questions session - Lorraine Browne, Legal and Democratic Services Manager & Monitoring Officer - Chelmsford City Council

To receive a presentation from Lorraine Browne, Legal and Democratic Services Manager & Monitoring Officer - Chelmsford City Council. Lorraine has experience working under both Committee and Cabinet systems, and has undergone the process of changing systems at Basildon District Council. Members will also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding her experience. The session is expected to last an hour.  


Update on interim research pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To receive an update on:


·         The research carried out by Members since the previous meeting.

·         A synopsis of the conversation held with South Cambs regarding the authority’s shift in governance systems.   


Timetable and evidence gathering pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To consider the indicative timetable and discuss potential visits and evidence gathering.