Agenda

Annual Council, Council - Wednesday, 25th May, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: Democratic.Services@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members.

2.

Disclosure of Interests

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), another registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda.  If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.  

If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.

 Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.  

·             Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  

·             Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.   

·             Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.

The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.

 

3.

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

4.

Election of Civic Mayor (Chair of Council) 2022/2023

Council is asked to elect a Civic Mayor for the 2022/2023 Municipal Year.

5.

Election of Deputy-Civic Mayor (Vice-Chair of Council) 2022/23

Council is asked to elect a Deputy-Civic Mayor for the 2022/2023 Municipal Year.

6.

Returning Officer Announcements

7.

Statement from the Executive Mayor - Outlining Priorities for the Year Ahead

The Executive Mayor will outline his priorities for the year ahead.

 

The Leader of the Opposition Group will be invited to respond.

8.

Political Balance of Council and Composition of Committees pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Council is asked to review the representation of political groups on the Council.

9.

Appointments pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Council is asked to note and agree the appointments, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 to the attached report.  Appendices 1 and 2 are to follow and will be published in advance of the meeting.

10.

Executive Mayor's Scheme of Delegations

The Executive Mayor will set out the scheme of delegations, details of which will be published in advance of the meeting (to follow).

11.

Members' Scheme of Allowances pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Council is invited to agree amendments to the Members’ Scheme of Allowances.

Additional documents:

12.

Annual Report of the General Purposes and Audit Committee (GPAC) pdf icon PDF 250 KB

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.3 (Annual Council), Council to receive the annual report of the former General Purposes and Audit Committee (GPAC) 2021/2022.