Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall, Bideford

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@torridge.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

67.

Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting

Minutes:

Prior to the commencement of the meeting the Chair welcomed the new Committee Clerk, Kirsty Brown, to the meeting.

 

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Brenton, K Hepple,

A Dart and L Ford.

68.

Public Contributions

15 minute period for public contributions

Minutes:

There were no public contributions.

69.

Declarations of interest

Members with interests to declare should refer to the Agenda item and describe the nature of their interest when the item is being discussed.

Minutes:

Members were reminded that declarations of interest should be made as and when the specific agenda item to which they related was under discussion.

70.

Agreement of Agenda Items Part I and II

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded by Councillor Watson and –

 

Resolved:

 

That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.

 

(Vote:  For – Unanimous)

71.

Exclusion of Public

The Chair to move:

 

“That the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting because of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972”

Minutes:

It was proposed, seconded and –

 

Resolved:

 

That under Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act (as amended) the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business because of the likely disclosure of exempt information by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Part 1 and Paragraph 10 of Part 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

72.

PART II - (CLOSED SESSION)

 

Items which may be taken in the absence of the public and press on the grounds that exempt information may be disclosed.

 

73.

Update on Legal Case - Financials

To Follow – Report of the Strategic Manager (Resources)

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Christie, reminded Members of the sensitivity of  the Part II item, and emphasised the need for all information to be kept confidential and not be disclosed outside of the room.  If any Member discloses information it will be a police matter and not for the Standards Board.

 

This item was presented by the Strategic Manager (Resources) who gave a brief overview of the report, referring in particular to the main factors for consideration by Members.   

 

During the discussion that followed, an amendment to the recommendation as set out in the report was proposed by Councillor McGeough and seconded by Councillor Inch.  A recorded vote was requested and supported by more than five Members as required by the Constitution.

 

 

COUNCILLOR

 

FOR

 

   AGAINST

 

ABSTAIN

 

BOUGHTON, R

X

 

 

BRIGHT, C

 

X

 

BROWN, M

 

X

 

BUSHBY, D

 

X

 

CHRISTIE, P S

 

X

 

CLARKE, M

X

 

 

COTTLE-HUNKIN C

 

X

 

GUBB, J

 

X

 

HACKETT, P J W

 

X

 

HARDING, S

X

 

 

HAMES, P

 

X

 

HAWKINS, C

X

 

 

HICKS, R H

 

X

 

HODSON, C

 

X

 

HURLEY, D

X

 

 

HUTCHINGS, J

X

 

 

INCH, A T

X

 

 

JAMES, K J

 

X

 

JONES, D

X

 

 

LAWS, N

 

X

 

LANGFORD, S

 

X

 

LEATHER, C

 

X

 

LOCK, R A

X

 

 

McGEOUGH, D A D

X

 

 

McKENZIE, J

 

X

 

MANLEY, J

 

X

 

NEWTON, S

X

 

 

PENNINGTON, P W

 

X

 

ROSSI, G

 

X

 

WATSON, P

 

X

 

WISEMAN, R

 

X

 

 

 

 

(Vote:   For 11, Against 20)

 

The motion was lost.

 

 

It was proposed by Councillor James and seconded by Councillor Cottle-Hunkin  that the recommendation as set out in the report be approved.  A recorded vote was requested and supported by more than five Members as required by the Constitution.

 

 

 

COUNCILLOR

 

FOR

 

   AGAINST

 

ABSTAIN

 

BOUGHTON, R

 

X

 

BRIGHT, C

X

 

 

BROWN, M

X

 

 

BUSHBY, D

X

 

 

CHRISTIE, P S

X

 

 

CLARKE, M

 

X

 

COTTLE-HUNKIN C

X

 

 

GUBB, J

X

 

 

HACKETT, P J W

X

 

 

HARDING, S

 

X

 

HAMES, P

X

 

 

HAWKINS, C

X

 

 

HICKS, R H

X

 

 

HODSON, C

X

 

 

HURLEY, D

 

X

 

HUTCHINGS, J

 

X

 

INCH, A T

 

X

 

JAMES, K J

X

 

 

JONES, D

 

X

 

LAWS, N

X

 

 

LANGFORD, S

X

 

 

LEATHER, C

X

 

 

LOCK, R A

 

X

 

McGEOUGH, D A D

 

X

 

McKENZIE, J

X

 

 

MANLEY, J

X

 

 

NEWTON, S

 

X

 

PENNINGTON, P W

X

 

 

ROSSI, G

X

 

 

WATSON, P

X

 

 

WISEMAN, R

X

 

 

 

 

 

(Vote:  For 21, Against 10)

 

The motion was carried.

 

 

Resolved:

 

That the recommendation as set out in the report be approved.

 

 

 

 

It was proposed and seconded that the press and public be re-admitted.

 

(Vote:  For – Unanimous)