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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Wendy Hyde that Simon Duckworth, as the most senior Common Councillor, take the chair.

 

Apologies were received from Caroline Haines, Ann Holmes, Alderman Greg Jones, Deputy Richard Regan, James de Sausmarez and Ian Seaton.

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2.

Declarations by Members of any personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda

Minutes:

Simon Duckworth and Deputy Jamie Ingham Clark declared an interest as Members of the Guild Church Council of St Lawrence Jewry.

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3.

Sub-Committee's Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Members are asked to note the Sub-Committee’s Terms of Reference.

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Minutes:

Members noted the Sub-Committee’s Terms of Reference.

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4.

Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman in accordance with Standing Order no. 29.

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Minutes:

Members elected a Chairman in accordance with Standing Order no. 29.

 

RESOLVED – that, being the only Member willing to serve, Andrew McMurtrie be elected as Chair of the Benefices Sub-Committee for 2019/20.

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5.

Election of a Deputy Chairman

To elect a Deputy Chairman in accordance with Standing Order no. 30.

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Minutes:

Members elected a Deputy Chairman in accordance with Standing Order no. 30. Alderman Gregory Jones and Simon Duckworth expressed a willingness to serve. A ballot was therefore conducted, and the results were as follows:

 

 

Votes

Simon Duckworth

6

Alderman Gregory Jones

0

 

 

RESOLVED – that, Simon Duckworth be elected Deputy Chairman of the Benefices Sub-Committee for the year 2019/20.

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6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held 4 March 2019.

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Minutes:

The public minutes of the previous meeting held 4 March 2019 were agreed as a correct record.

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7.

New Membership

Members to discuss changes to the sub-committee Membership and confirm Benefices partnerships with new Members.

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Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed new Members, Deputy Richard Regan and Simon Duckworth, to the Sub-Committee.

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8.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Sub-Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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9.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

The Chair noted that a Member suggested that all Benefices should be acquainted with King Edwards and Christs Hospital Schools which give boarding education to under-privilege children. It was noted that the Benefices, given their role in their local communities, would be able to identify children in their communities who may benefit from this type of education. The Committee Clerk will circulate information to the Benefices’ Vicars.

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10.

Exclusion of the public

MOTION – That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

Item

Paragraph

8

3

9

1 & 2

10-12

3

13

1 & 2

                                                                       

 

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

Item

Paragraph

8

3

9

1 & 2

10-12

3

13

1 & 2

                                                                       

 

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11.

Non-Public Minutes

To approve the non-public minutes of the meeting held 4 March 2019.

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Minutes:

The non-public minutes of the previous meeting held 4 March 2019 were agreed, subject to two amendments.

 

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12.

St Peter Bethnal Green

Report of the Town Clerk & Chief Executive.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Town Clerk & Chief Executive relative to St Peter Bethnal Green.

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13.

Benefices Survey

Members to consider survey responses.

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Minutes:

Members discussed the responses to a survey sent to the various Benefices since the last meeting.

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14.

Query Regarding Church Commissioner Appointment

Members are asked to note correspondence with the City Solicitor regarding the City Corporation’s right to appoint a Church Commissioner.

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Minutes:

Members discussed correspondence with the City Solicitor regarding the City Corporation’s right to appoint a Church Commissioner.

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15.

Visits to the Various Benefices

Members to be heard in respect of recent visits to the various Benefices.

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Minutes:

Members discussed their respective visits to the various Benefices.

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16.

Recruitment update

Chairman to be heard.

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Minutes:

Members heard an update from the Chair relative to recruitment.

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17.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Sub-Committee

Minutes:

There was one question.

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18.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the Sub-Committee agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There was one item of urgent business.

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