Annual Council, Council - Monday, 20th May, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Parkside Suite - Parkside. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 


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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.



Mayor's Opening Remarks

The existing Mayor, Mr Salman Akbar, will provide opening remarks and report on his Mayoral year.


Election of the Mayor for 2024/25

Once the new Mayor has been elected s/he will make the declaration of acceptance of office, receive the chain of office and take the Mayor’s seat in the front of the chamber.


Election of the Deputy Mayor for 2024/25

When the new Deputy Mayor has been elected s/he will make the declaration of acceptance of office and receive the badge of honour.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 461 KB



To consider Announcements under Procedure Rule 10:


a)                   The new Mayor’s Announcements, including the Mayor’s charities.


b)                   The Leader’s Announcements.


c)                   Chief Executive’s Announcements.




Leader of the Council

Further to the local elections 2024 and change of political control, Members are invited to appoint a member of the Council to hold the office of Leader of the Council for the ensuing four years.


Members will also receive any announcements from the newly appointed Leader of the Council.


Leader's Appointments pdf icon PDF 191 KB

The Leader of the Council decides how the Executive powers of the Council will be carried out. Currently, Executive decisions are taken by the Executive Committee. The Leader also allocates Portfolios and will announce arrangements for these for the coming year.


The Leader’s Appointments will be published in a supplementary pack for this meeting.


Constitution Review pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Additional documents:


Appointments of Committees, Panels etc and their Chairs and Vice-Chairs pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The covering report and Appendix 3 to the report are attached. Appendices 1 and 2 will follow in a supplementary pack.

Additional documents:


Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:


Regulatory Committees - Statement of Licensing Policies pdf icon PDF 270 KB

The covering report and associated appendices were considered by Members at the Licensing Committee meeting held on 4th March 2024. The minute extract in relation to this item is also included in this agenda for Members’ consideration.

Additional documents:


Urgent Business - Record of Decisions

To note any decisions taken in accordance with the Council’s Urgency Procedure Rules (Part 9, Paragraph 5 and/or Part 10, Paragraph 15 of the Constitution), as specified.


(None to date).


Urgent Business - general (if any)

To consider any additional items exceptionally agreed by the Mayor as Urgent Business in accordance with the powers vested in him by virtue of Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


(This power should be exercised only in cases where there are genuinely special circumstances which require consideration of an item which has not previously been published on the Order of Business for the meeting.)