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Decision details

Transition to a Committee System of Governance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

9.1

The report outlined the proposed programme for the Transition to a Committee System and sought a budget and delegations to enable the programme to move forward.

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED: That the Co-operative Executive:

 

  1. Notes the decisions taken by Full Council;

 

  1. Notes the proposed programme to facilitate the transition to a committee system of governance as required by Regulation 18 of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011;

 

  1. Approves a budget of £1.3m to enable to programme to be undertaken; and

 

  1. To the extent that any decisions to be taken are Executive decisions and are not the subject of existing delegations, delegates authority to the Director of Legal and Governance in consultation with the Governance Committee to take such decisions as are necessary to facilitate the programme outlined in this Report and the transition to a committee system of governance.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

To enable the transition to a committee system of governance to be facilitated in the most efficient and effective way possible

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

9.4.1

In accordance with Regulation 18 of the Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011, the Council must implement proposals for a Committee System of Governance.  It could attempt to do so without putting in place the proposed programme governance and external support set out in this Report.  However, this is not recommended.  Without suitable resource and support there is a risk that the Council will be unable to complete the transition as required or that the transition will not be successful.

 

 

9.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Director of Legal and Governance

 

 

9.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

Publication date: 23/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2021 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 30/07/2021

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