Decision details

Minutes of the informal meeting of the County Council held on 21 July 2021

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

At the informal meeting of County Council Members on 17 November 2021, having considered the draft Minutes from the informal meeting of the County Council Members that was held on 21 July 2021, which had been printed and circulated, the Chief Executive Officer agreed that the Minutes be signed as a correct record.

By whom: Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and after consultation with the Members of County Council.

Reasons for the decision:

Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee.

Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 (before the expiry of the Regulations) that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue as informal meetings of the committee Members, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members and all relevant information. This approach has been periodically reviewed since that time and will be further reviewed by full Council at its February 2022 meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer took all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Members at the informal meeting of the County Council Members, and agreed the Minutes as a correct record.

Alternative options considered:

N/A.

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021