Agenda

Informal Meeting, Governance and Constitution Committee - Wednesday, 14th July, 2021 10.00 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

Apologies for Absence

1C

Membership of Committee

Members are asked to note the membership of the Governance and Constitution Committee for 2021-22, as agreed by the Fire Authority on 23rd June 2021.

 

Members:

Rob Polhill (Chair)

 

Nick Mannion (Deputy Chair)

 

Rachel Bailey

 

Mike Biggin

 

David Brown

 

Martyn Delaney

 

Brain Gallagher

 

 

Substitutes:

Michael Beanland

 

James Nicholas

 

Peter Wheeler

 

 

Independent (non-elected) member:

Derek Barnett

 

1D

Declarations 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

Minutes of the Governance and Constitution Committee pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Governance and Constitution Committee held on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

 

ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION / DECISION

2.

Dispensations pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Additional documents:

3.

Whistleblowing Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

4.

Compliments and Complaints Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Additional documents:

5.

Summary of Member Attendance 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Additional documents:

6.

Review of Financial Regulations

A review of the Financial Regulations has been carried out by the Treasurer and Head of Finance and they have suggested one minor change, which is set out below:

 

Current

 

10.21 The need for any new reserve and the movement on existing reserves will be reported to Performance and Overview Committee as part of the regular quarterly reporting process.

 

Proposed

 

10.21 The need for any new reserve and any movement on existing reserves will be considered by the Service Management Team prior to reporting to Performance and Overview Committee as part of the regular quarterly reporting process.

 

The change is to acknowledge the important role that Service Management Team is expected to play in assisting Members with the management of reserves.

 

Members are asked to approve this amendment to the Financial Regulations.