Agenda

Annual Meeting, Cheshire Fire Authority
Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Lecture Theatre - Fire Service HQ, Winsford, Cheshire. View directions

Contact: Donna Linton  Governance and Corporate Planning Manager

Items
No. Item

PART 1 - BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED IN PUBLIC

1.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

1A

Recording of Meeting

Members are reminded that this meeting will be audio-recorded.

1B

Fire Authority Membership 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The attached list shows the confirmed membership of the Fire Authority for the 2019-20.

1C

Apologies for Absence

1D

Election of Chair

Members will be invited to elect a Chair of the Authority, to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2020.

1E

Election of Deputy Chair

Members will be invited to elect a Deputy Chair of the Authority, to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2020.

 

Notes: The Chair and Deputy Chair must be from different constituent authorities.

 

If an election is necessary votes will be cast by secret ballot until one Member receives more than half of the cast votes.

1F

Appointment of Group Spokepersons

A political group may appoint a Group Spokesperson. The respective names will be confirmed at the meeting.

1G

Appointment of Lead Members

Each constituent authority is invited to appoint a Lead Member.

 

Note: Should the Chair or Deputy Chair wish to act as Lead Member for their respective constituent authority they would automatically take the role.

1H

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements that the Chair wishes to make prior to the commencement of the formal business of the meeting.

 

1I

Declaration of Members' Interests

Members are reminded that the Members’ Code of Conduct requires the disclosure of Statutory Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Non-Statutory Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Disclosable Non-Pecuniary Interests.

1J

Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions submitted, in accordance with procedure rules 4.47 to 4.54 by members of the public within the area covered by the Fire Authority.

To receive any petitions submitted in accordance with procedure rules 4.55 to 4.58 in the Petitions Protocol.

1K

Minutes of Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Fire Authority Meeting held on 24th April 2019.

 

1L

Minutes of Staffing Committee pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Staffing Committee meeting held on 22nd May and 10th June 2019.

Additional documents:

1M

Minutes of the Closure of Accounts Committee pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Closure of Accounts Committee meeting held on 29th May 2019

1N

Notes of Local Pension Board - Firefighters Pension Scheme pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To receive, for information, the notes of the Local Pension Board – Firefighter Pension Scheme meeting held on 7th May 2019.

1O

Appointment of Committees etc., Outside Bodies and Member Roles 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Members are asked to appoint to the committees etc., outside bodies and Member Roles for 2019-20.

 

The report of the Director of Governance and Commissioning sets out the requirements for these appointments.

Additional documents:

1P

Programme of Member Meetings 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Previously approved (one additional Member Planning Day has been included within the Programme of Member Meetings 2019-20) – to be noted.

1Q

Constitution

Members are asked to adopt the constitution which contains the following sections:-

 

Section 1 – Cheshire Fire Authority

Section 2 – Key Documents

Section 3 – Members’ Decision Making

Section 4 – Procedural Matters

Section 5 – Outside Bodies

Section 6 – Protocols

Section 8 – Members’ Code of Conduct

Section 9 – Members’ Allowance Scheme

Section 10 – Financial Regulations

Section 11 – Scheme of Delegation

 

A copy of the Constitution can be accessed on the Service’s website:

 

https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/about-us/fire-authority/cheshire-fire-authority-constitution

 

ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION / DECISION

2.

End of Year Financial Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

3.

Treasury Management Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

4.

Member Development Programme 2019-20 and Review of Member Development 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

PART 2 - BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED IN PRIVATE

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