Agenda and minutes

Joint Staff Committee
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 1.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 135 Milton Park

Contact: Steven Corrigan  Democratic Services Manager

Items
No. Item

7.

Election of chairman

To elect a chairman of the committee for the 2016/17 municipal year.

Minutes:

Lynn Lloyd was elected chairman of the committee for the remainder of the 2016/17 municipal year.

 

8.

Election of vice-chairman

To elect a vice-chairman of the committee for the 2016/17 municipal year.

Minutes:

Anthony Nash was elected vice-chairman of the committee for the remainder of the 2016/17 municipal year.

 

9.

Apologies and notification of substitutes

Minutes:

Matthew Barber and John Cotton submitted apologies for absence with Elaine Ware and Jane Murphy attending as substitutes.

 

10.

Declaration of interest

None.

Minutes:

None.

11.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the committee’s meeting held on 10 May 2016 (attached).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 May 2016 as a correct record and agree that the chairman signs them.

12.

Exclusion of the public

Purpose: to consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i) they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

(ii) the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

i.      they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

ii.     the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

13.

Application for voluntary redundancy

To consider the report of the chief executive – attached.

Minutes:

The committee considered the confidential report of the chief executive which invited it to recommend each council to accept Steve Bishop’s request for voluntary redundancy.

The report set out that as a result of the corporate services outsourcing project the councils’ current management structure required review and was likely to result in a smaller corporate management structure. In advance of this restructure Steve Bishop had sought voluntary redundancy. The leaders of both councils supported the request. 

The committee welcomed the proposal to provide a handover for the Transition and Transformation Manager prior to Steve Bishop’s anticipated departure of 30 September.

RESOLVED: to recommend each Council to agree to the voluntary redundancy of Steve Bishop from 31 December 2016.

 

14.

Claim for voluntary redundancy

To consider the report of the chief executive – attached.

 

Minutes:

The committee considered the confidential report of the chief executive which invited it to consider a claim from a member of staff that their post is redundant.

The committee resolved toendorse the intention of the chief executive to reject the claim for voluntary redundancy on the ground that the post is not redundant.