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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 220 KB

To receive the minutes of the previous meetings held on 18 May, 10 June and 28 June.

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Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair.


Reports from the Leader and Members of the Executive pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To receive matters of report from the Leader and members of the Executive. Written reports have been submitted by:


·        The Leader – update on Planning Appeal costs

·        Portfolio Holder for the Environment & Green Issues; Equalities

·        Portfolio Holder for Council and Public Services

·        Portfolio Holder for Planning and the Local Plan

·        Portfolio Holder for Communities, Youth, Public Safety & Emergency Planning

·        Portfolio Holder for Sports, Leisure, Education and the Arts

·        Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health

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Questions to the Leader, Members of the Executive and Committee Chairs (up to 30 minutes) pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To receive questions from members for the Executive and committee chairs. Written questions are attached and responses will be published on 19 July 2021.

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Matters referred from the Executive and the Council's committees

To consider any reports referred from the Executive and the Council’s committees and receive questions and answers on any of those reports.


·        The Annual Report of the Governance, Audit and Performance Committee.


Annual Report of the Governance, Audit and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To consider the annual report of the Governance, Audit and Performance Committee for 2020/21.


Matters received about joint arrangements and external organisations

To consider matters concerning joint arrangements and external organisations.


Complaint upheld by the Local Government Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider the report regarding the Complaint upheld by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To consider the Contract Procedure Rules report.

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RIPA Policy Report pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider the RIPA Policy report.

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Governance Review Working Group - Implementation of Portfolio Holder briefings pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider the recommendation of the Governance Review Working Group.


New arrangements for Statutory Senior Officer Disciplinary Procedures pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To consider the proposed new arrangements for Statutory Senior Officer Disciplinary Procedures.

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Councillor Eke - Approval of Absence from Meetings

Cllr Eke is at present unable to attend Council meetings by reason of ill-health.  If a member of the Council fails to attend a qualifying meeting throughout a period of six consecutive months, they will be automatically disqualified from office, unless the reason for their absence is approved by the Council before the expiry of the six month period. It is possible that Cllr Eke will not be able to resume attendance at meetings within the six month statutory period. Council is therefore asked to approve his absence by reason of ill-health for the purposes of section 85(1), Local Government Act, 1972.


Exclusion of Public and Press - Withdrawn

Consideration of a report containing exempt information within the meaning of section 100I and paragraphs 1, 2 part 1 Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972.


Recruitment of the Assistant Director - Governance and Legal and Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report relating to the appointment of the Assistant Director - Governance and Legal and Monitoring Officer.