Council - Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Emma Denny  Email:

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Led by Will Warren - interim minister, Cromer Parish Church


Outgoing Chairman's Communications & Announcements

To receive the outgoing Chairman’s communications and announcements, if any.


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.


Incoming Chairman's Communications

To receive the incoming Chairman’s communications, if any.


Election of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.


Vote of thanks to the retiring Chairman and consort and vice-chairman and consort


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence, if any.


To receive declaration of interests from members

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests that they may have in any of the following items on the agenda. The Code of conduct for Members requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


items of urgent business

To determine any other items of business which the Chairman decides should be considered as a matter of urgency pursuant to section 100B (4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Appointment of Leader of the Council

To appoint a leader of the Council, who shall also be the Chairman of the Cabinet.


Announcements from the Leader

To receive any announcements from the Leader of the Council.


Report on appointment of Members of the Cabinet

The Leader will report to the Council on all appointments to the Cabinet.


Report on appointment of the leader of the opposition

To report to the Council on the appointment of the Leader of the Opposition.


To establish the political balance of the council and allocation of seats to committees, sub-committees, working parties and panels pdf icon PDF 139 KB









Following the District Council election on 2nd May 2019, the Council is required to review and approve the allocation of seats on committees, sub committees and working parties to reflect the political balance of the Council, in accordance with Section 15 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and regulations made thereunder.




Following a change in the political balance it is necessary to review the allocation of seats on committees, sub-committees, working parties and panels.











  1. That Council approves the political balance calculation as per section 2.4of this report
  2. That Council approves the allocation of seats to political groups as shown at Appendix A
  3. That following the Annual Meeting of Council, any subsequent appointments to Committees be delegated to the Group Leaders.


Additional documents:


Appointment of Members and substitutes to committees, sub-committees, working parties and panels



If the Council is to approve alternative arrangements for appointments to a Committee other than those required by law on political balance, it must be without any member voting against them. 


Council will recall that there is no substitution permitted on Cabinet.  Members are also reminded of the requirement for Committee Members or Substitutes on the Development and Licensing and Appeals Committees to have undertaken the necessary training.


Decision: To appoint Members and Substitutes to Committees, Sub-Committees, Working Parties and Panels as outlined in Appendix B (to follow).



Appointment of chairmen and vice-chairmen to committees

Decision:                    1.To appoint Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen to Committees for 2019/20

                                    2. To note the appointment of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of executive sub-committees and working parties


Please note Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Executive sub-committees and working parties are not Council appointments and are therefore provided for noting only. (Appendix C to follow)



Appointment of Members to outside bodies

Decision:                    1.   To agree the Council appointments to Outside Bodies

                                    2.   To note the Executive appointments to Outside Bodies


Please note some appointments to Outside Bodies are Executive not Council appointments and are therefore provided for noting only. (Appendix D to follow)



Exclusion of Press and Public

To pass the Following resolution – if necessary:


“That under section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) _ of Part 1 of schedule 12A (as amended) to the act.”


Private Business