Agenda for Electoral Matters Committee on Monday 26th July 2010, 5.00 p.m.

Agenda and minutes

Electoral Matters Committee
Monday 26th July 2010 5.00 p.m.

Venue: The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove. View directions

Contact: Andy C. Stephens 

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

Minutes:

RESOLVED  that Councillor Mrs. J. M. L. A. Griffiths be elected Chairman of the Committee for the remainder of the municipal year.

2.

Election of Vice-Chairman

Minutes:

RESOLVED  that Councillor Mrs. R. L. Dent be elected Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the remainder of the Municipal year.

3.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs. C. M. McDonald.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Electoral Matters Committee held on 12th April 2010 were submitted.

 

RESOLVED that the minutes be approved as a correct record.

6.

Review of Lickey End Parish Council pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to a report which outlined the outcome of the public consultation survey in respect of the request by Lickey End Parish Council to abolish the Parish of Lickey End and the dissolution of the Parish Council itself.

 

Members raised a number of queries in relation to the assets of the Parish Council in the event it was abolished. The Electoral Services Manager confirmed that as set out in the report, any assets would revert to this Council and that there would be a report to the Cabinet on this matter at the end of the process.

 

RESOLVED:

(a)       that the result of the community governance review consultation be noted;

(b)       that the following recommendations be approved as the draft proposals for the next stage of the consultation process:-

(i)         that the Parish of Lickey End be abolished; and

(ii)        that Lickey End should not continue to have a Parish Council;

(c)        that, subject to there being no further written submissions received during the draft consultation period as set out in the review timetable, these draft proposals be approved as the final recommendations for the community governance review;

(d)       that, subject to there being no further written submissions received during the final consultation period as set out in the review timetable, the Head of Legal, Equalities and Democratic Services be authorised to make an Order under section 86 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, to abolish the parish of Lickey End and dissolve the Parish Council with effect from 1st January 2011.