Agenda

Cheshire Fire Authority - Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Lecture Theatre - Training Centre, Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2FQ. 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

Apologies for Absence

1C

Chair's Announcements

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

 

1D

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.

1E

Questions from Members of the Public

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.

1F

Minutes of Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Fire Authority Meeting held on 29th September 2021.

 

1G

Minutes of Brigade Managers' Pay and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 471 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Brigade Managers’ Pay and Performance Committee meeting held on 8th November 2021.

 

1H

Minutes of Staffing Committee pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Staffing Committee meeting held on 8th November 2021.

 

1I

Minutes of Governance and Constitution Committee pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Governance and Constitution Committee meeting held on 10th November 2021 and consider the following Recommendations made by the Committee:

 

New Members’ Code of Conduct

 

The New Members’ Code of Conduct, attached to this Agenda as Annex 1, has been recommended to the Fire Authority by the Governance and Constitution Committee.  The covering report that was considered by the Committee is also included as part of Annex 1.  The covering report and appendices that were considered by the Committee have previously been made available to Members of the Fire Authority and can be accessed via this link: Agenda for Governance and Constitution Committee on Wednesday, 10th November, 2021, 10.00 am - Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Recommended that:

 

The Fire Authority adopts the New Members’ Code of Conduct (Pages 23 – 31)

 

Members’ Allowances Scheme 2022-23

 

The Members’ Allowance Scheme 2022-23, attached to this Agenda as Annex 2, has been recommended to the Fire Authority by the Governance and Constitution Committee.  The covering report that was considered by the Committee is also included as part of Annex 2.

 

Recommended that:

 

The Fire Authority approves the Members’ Allowances Scheme 2022-23 (Pages 35 – 38)

 

Independent (Non-Elected) Member – Further Term of Office

 

The report that was considered by the Committee is attached to this Agenda as Annex 3.

 

Recommended that:

 

A further term of office be agreed by the Fire Authority for Derek Barnett to act as an independent (non-elected) member.

Additional documents:

1J

Minutes of Performance and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Performance and Overview Committee meeting held on 24th November 2021 and consider the following recommendation made by the Committee:

 

Recommended that:

 

The Fire Authority writes to the Cheshire Councils and other key partners with a view to securing progress with the Road Safety Strategy Plan for Cheshire.

 

1K

Notes of the Member Training and Development Group pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To receive, for information, the notes of the Member Training and Development Group meeting held on 5th October 2021.

 

1L

Note of the Risk Management Board pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To receive, for information, the notes of the Risk Management Board meeting held on 12th October 2021.

 

1M

Notes of the Local Pension Board - Firefighters Pension Scheme pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To receive, for information, the notes of the Local Pension Board – Firefighters Pension Scheme meeting held on 10th November 2021.

 

1N

Programme of Member Meetings 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

The programme is similar to previous years, taking into account as fa as possible the anticipated meeting arrangements of the constituent authorities.

ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION / DECISION

2.

2022/23 Draft Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 147 KB

3.

Treasury Management - Mid Year Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 439 KB

4.

External Auditor's Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Additional documents:

5.

Draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan - Consultation Interim Feedback pdf icon PDF 209 KB

6.

Member Development Strategy 2022-24 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Additional documents:

7.

Procurement of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 282 KB

8.

Ethical Procurement Strategy and Social Value Policy pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Additional documents:

PART 2 - BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED IN PRIVATE

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