Annual Council, Council - Wednesday, 17th May, 2023 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Marianna Ritchie, Democratic Services  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members.


Disclosure of Interests

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 8 March, 29 March (Special) and 29 March (Ordinary) 2023 as accurate records.


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Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair of Council for the Municipal Year 2023-24

Council will hear a short speech from the outgoing Chair of Council, after which Council will receive nominations and vote on the Chair and Vice-Chair of Council for the municipal year 2023-24.


Political Balance of the Council and Composition of Committees pdf icon PDF 120 KB

This report fulfils the Council’s duty to review and determine the representation of different political groups on certain committees at its annual meeting or as soon as practicable thereafter. The subsequent duty to make appointments to those committees, giving effect to the wishes of the political groups allocated the seats, is dealt with in a separate report to be considered by Council at this meeting.



Appointments pdf icon PDF 126 KB

This report sets out appointments to committees and bodies and, where applicable, appointments of Chairs, Vice/Deputy-Chairs, and substitutes.


The appointments will be listed in appendices which will be published as supplements to this paper.

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The Executive Mayor's Scheme of Delegation

This item is for the Executive Mayor to notify Council of any changes to his Scheme of Delegation.


The Mayor's Annual Statement

This item is for Council to receive a statement from the Executive Mayor reflecting on the previous year and outlining his priorities for the year ahead.


The Leader of the largest group of which the Executive Mayor is not a Member will be invited to respond.


Civic Awards Ceremony

Civic Awards of Honorary Aldermen and Honorary Alderwomen will be presented to the former councillors who were nominated by the Civic Mayoralty and Honorary Freedom Selection Committee and agreed by Council on 29 March 2023.