Contact Officer: Steven Corrigan


Tel: 07717 274704




Date: 10 May 2023






Summons to attend

the annual meeting of Council


to be held on


Thursday 18 May 2023  at 6.00 pm




Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN


South Oxfordshire District Council aims to increase access to its public meetings.  This meeting will be broadcast live on the council’s website and the record archived for future viewing.  You can view this broadcast at


Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio cassette or CD, and email.  For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting. 


Note: Please remember to sign the attendance register.





Apologies for absence 


To record apologies for absence. 





Election of Chair 


To elect a chair of council for the municipal year 2023/24.





Appointment of Vice-Chair 


To appoint a vice-chair of council for the municipal year 2023/24.





Minutes (Pages 4 - 12)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Council minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2023. 





Declarations of interest 


To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and non-registrable interests or any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 





Urgent business and chair's announcements 


To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 





Appointments to committees, panels and joint committees for 2023/24 (Pages 13 - 19)


To consider the report of the head of legal and democratic on the appointment to those committees required to be politically balanced together with the Licensing Acts Committee and joint committees.





Election of leader of the council 


Council is invited to elect a leader of the council in accordance with the Cabinet arrangements and procedure rules as set out in the council’s constitution for a term of office beginning immediately and ending on the date of the annual Council meeting in May 2027 (following the district council elections scheduled for May 2027).


The leader of the council will report on:

· the appointment of the deputy leader of the council

· the membership of the Cabinet and the allocation of portfolios

· the leader’s scheme of delegation to cabinet members and officers





Allowances for Independent Persons (Pages 20 - 27)


To consider the head of legal and democratic’s report. 








Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic