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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Deputy Catherine McGuinness, Trevor Phillips and Deputy Dr Giles Shilson.

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2.

Members Declarations under the Code of Conduct in respect of Items on this Agenda

Minutes:

There were none.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To approve the public minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2015.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2015 were approved.

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4.

Role Specification for Board Members pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk setting out a proposed role specification to be used when advertising of vacancies on the Board to prospective Board Members.

 

In respect of the wording used in the role specification, the following points were made:

·      In paragraph 2, the reference to classical music would need to be amended to incorporate contemporary music.

·      In paragraph 3, the phrasing of the move away from City Corporation subsidy was discussed; with it felt that referring instead to a diminishing figure or rebalancing of the financial model might be better.

·      In the final paragraph, it was noted that the mention of applications from Members was incorrect and should be deleted.

 

The Committee considered whether it would be appropriate to undertake a skills audit of the Board, to inform any recruitment. However, it was felt that such an exercise would not be apposite at this time, particularly with the upcoming changes to the Board’s composition following the Court meeting in April and appointments made to the Board by other Committees in May. The accuracy of such exercises was also felt to not always be ideal. It was considered that the preferred course would be for the Nominations Committee to reassess the composition of the Board following its May meeting and identify those areas where it felt that strengthening could be beneficial, using this to inform recruitment of externals Members to complement the existing skills of those serving Common Councilmen. It was also considered that working with those departing external Members to identify their successors would also be fruitful to ensure that the skills they had brought were adequately replaced.

 

In respect of the specific skills or areas of expertise being sought, the suggestion was made that an additional bullet point could be added, relative to the

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5.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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6.

Any other Business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

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7.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION – That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items, on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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8.

Non-public minutes

To approve the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2015.

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Minutes:

The non-public minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2015 were approved.

 

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9.

Board Appointments

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk setting out a number of issues concerning prospective appointments and re-appointments to the Board.

 

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10.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

 

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11.

Any other Business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

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