MINUTES OF A MEETING OF CHOPPINGTON PARISH COUNCIL STAFFING AND POLICY COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2019 IN THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICES
Cllr H Allsopp
Cllr E A Barrell (Chair)
Cllr A Iley
Cllr J Rowell
Cllr P Vaughan
Mr D L Nicholson Parish Clerk, Ms A Brindley Deputy Parish Clerk.
AGENDA PART 1
S&P001/19. 1. FOR ABSENCE.
The following apologies were received: Cllr J Foster agreed leave of absence, Cllr G Huntley prior engagement, Cllr L Watson on leave; Cllr K Grimes for illness
S&P002/19. 2. MEMBERS DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY AND OTHER REGISTERABLE INTEREST(S).
No declarations were made.
S&P003/19. 3. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN TO SERVE FOR THE COUNCIL YEAR 2019/20.
Cllr P S Vaughan was duly moved, seconded and elected to serve as Chairman of the Staffing and Policy Committee for the ensuing year.
S&P004/19. 4. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN TO SERVE FOR THE COUNCIL YEAR 2019/20.
Cllr E A Barrell was duly moved, seconded and elected to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Staffing and Policy Committee for the ensuing year.
S&P005/19. 5. MINUTES.
Members noted that all previous minutes have been reported directly to the Parish Council.
S&P006/19. 6. MATTERS ARISING
There were no matters arising.
S&P007/19. 7. PROCEDURE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A PARISH CLERK
Members had previously been advised of the Parish Clerk’s intention to stand down from his post. Members considered that in view of the special and confidential nature of the business to be transacted it was advisable to refer consideration of this item under part 2 of the agenda.
S&P008/19. 8. REVIEW OF POLICY DOCUMENTS.
The Deputy Parish Clerk reported that the Parish Council should undertake periodic reviews of existing policy documents, inviting members to establish a working group with delegated authority to review the Parish Council’s key policies and to report back to the staffing and policy committee before the end of the Council year.
RESOLVED: The meeting agreed to establish a working group of Cllrs P Vaughan, E A Barrell, A Iley and H Allsopp
AGENDA – PART 2.
Members considered that in respect of Standing Order 46a and in view of the special and confidential nature of the business to be transacted, that it was advisable in the public interest that the press and public be excluded and asked to withdraw.
S&P010/20. 2. Items referred from part 1. for consideration.
PROCEDURE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A PARISH CLERK
Members received a report from the Parish Clerk on a proposed management re-organisation and the process to be adopted for the recruitment of a Parish Clerk. The Parish Clerk confirmed the advice given to the Council from employment advisors in relation to the recruitment process.
- Members agreed to appoint an independent body to advise the Parish Council and undertake preliminary technical evaluation of candidates.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 11.15.
Signed by the Chairman: ……………………………………………. Date: …………………..