Agenda and draft minutes

General Purposes & Audit Committee - Mayoralty & Honorary Freedom Selection Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: F10, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Annette Wiles 020 8726 6000 x64877  Email: annette.wiles@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

7/19

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Tim Pollard with Councillor Creatura substituting.

8/19

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2019 were agreed as an accurate record.

9/19

Disclosures of interest

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of pecuniary interests. Members confirmed their disclosure of interest forms were accurate and up-to-date.

10/19

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.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

11/19

Civic Awards (Part A) pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider nominations to grant the title of Honorary Alderman or Alderwoman to former Councillors.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: the Members of the Committee AGREED the recommendations in the report to:

a)    Confer the title of Honorary Alderman or Honorary Alderwomen on former Councillors Donald Speakman and Valerie Shawcross OBE in recognition of their eminent services to the Council; and

b)    Make arrangements for hospitability and awards as detailed in Section 4 of the report.

12/19

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded as the "camera resolution" where it is proposed to move into part B of a meeting:

 

That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

Minutes:

The following motion was AGREED:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business

on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the

Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

13/19

Civic Awards (Part B)

To consider nominations to grant the title of Honorary Alderman or Alderwoman to former Councillors.

Minutes:

The Members of the Committee discussed the nominations from the political group leaders and resolved to accept these as detailed in the resolution taken by Members on agenda item 5.