Agenda and draft minutes

General Purposes & Audit Committee - Mayoralty & Honorary Freedom Selection Sub-Committee - Monday, 25th January, 2021 6.00 pm

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No. Item


Election of Chair

To elect a Chair for the 2021/22 municipal year.


Councillor Karen Jewitt nominated Councillor Hamida Ali as Chair and Councillor Shahul-Hameed seconded the motion.


The Committee RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Hamida Ali as Chair for the remainder of the Municipal Year.


Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members.


Apologies were received from Councillor Jason Perry.


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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2020 as an accurate record.


The minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2020 were agreed as an accurate record.


Disclosure of Interests

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 4. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.


There were no disclosures of interests.


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.


There were no items of urgent business.


Nomination of Mayor for the Council Year 2021/22

To consider a motion for nomination of the Mayor of Croydon for the municipal year 2021/22.


Councillor Hamida Ali proposed, and Councillor Karen Jewitt seconded the motion that Councillor Sherwan Chowdhury be invited to allow his name to be submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Council to be held on 17 May 2021 for election to the Office of Mayor for the Council year 2021/22.


RESOLVED:  The meeting unanimously resolved that Councillor Chowdhury be invited to allow his name to be submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Council, to be held on 17 May 2021, for election to the Office of Mayor for the Council year 2021/22.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder 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 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.”




This item was not required.