Agenda

Annual Meeting, Cheshire Fire Authority - Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022 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

1Z

Recording of Meeting

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

1B

Fire Authority Membership 2022-23

The following Members have been appointed to the Fire Authority by the respective constituent authorities:- 

 

Appointed by Cheshire East Council (3 Lab, 3 Con, 2 Ind, 1 Lib Dem)

 

Labour

 

Conservative

Independent

Liberal Democrat

Cllr Marilyn Houston

Cllr Rachel Bailey

Cllr Rob Moreton

Cllr Denis Murphy

Cllr Nick Mannion

Cllr Michael Beanland

Cllr James Nicholas

 

Cllr Jonathan Parry

Cllr David Brown

 

 

 

Appointed by Cheshire West and Chester Council (4 Lab, 3 Con)

 

Labour

 

Conservative

Cllr Gina Lewis

Cllr Razia Daniels

Cllr Nathan Pardoe

Cllr Stuart Parker

Cllr Bob Rudd

Cllr Norman Wright

Cllr Peter Wheeler

 

 

Appointed by Halton Borough Council (3 Lab)

 

Labour

 

Cllr Phil Harris

Cllr Stef Nelson

Cllr Rob Polhill

 

Appointed by Warrington Borough Council (2 Lab, 1 Con, 1 Lib Dem)

 

Labour

 

Conservative

Liberal Democrat

Cllr Karen Mundry

Cllr Kath Buckley

Cllr Peter Walker

Cllr Brian Gallagher

 

 

 

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 2023.

1E

Election of Deputy Chair

Members will be invited to elect a Deputy Chair of the Authority to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2023.

 

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

1F

Appointment of Group Spokespersons

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 and/or Deputy Chair wish to act as a 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 to disclose any interests that are relevant to any item on the Agenda.

 

1J

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.

1K

Minutes of Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Fire Authority Meeting held on 27th April 2022.

 

1L

Minutes of Estates and Property Committee pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Estates and Property Committee meeting held on 1st March 2022.

 

1M

Minutes of Staffing Committee pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Staffing Committee meeting held on 27th April 2022.

 

1N

Urgent Business to be determined between Fire Authority Meetings pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Proposal to allocate additional Capital Funding to the Crewe Fire Station Project

 

An item of business was considered to be sufficiently urgent that it could not wait until this meeting. It was determined using the ‘urgency procedure’ contained in paragraphs 4.87 and 4.89 of the Constitution. The form that was produced is attached to the Agenda Sheet. The Chair and a Group Spokesperson supported the action.

 

Members are asked to note the decision.

1O

Appointments of Committees etc., Outside Bodies and Member Roles 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Members are asked to appoint to Committees etc., Outside Bodies and Member Roles for 2022-23.

 

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

Additional documents:

1P

Programme of Member Meetings 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

This had previously been approved by the Fire Authority in December 2021 and since then some minor changes to meeting dates have taken place.

 

Members are asked to note the Programme.

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, Members’ Roles; Section 7, Protocols; Section 8, Members’ Code of Conduct; Section 9, Members’ Allowances Scheme; Section 10,  Financial Regulations and Section 11, Scheme of Delegation

 

A copy of the Constitution can be accessed on the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service website:-

 

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

ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION / DECISION

2.

Finance Report - End of Year 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 805 KB

3.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 389 KB

4.

Review of Member Development 2021-22 and Member Development Programme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

5.

Sprinkler Pledge and Proposed Sprinkler Motion pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

6.

Sale of Surplus Land to the Rear of Chester Fire Station pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Additional documents:

7.

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 73 KB

PART 2 - BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED IN PRIVATE

8.

Sale of Surplus Land to the Rear of Chester Fire Station