Agenda

Cheshire Fire Authority
Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Lecture Theatre - Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire

Contact: Naomi Thomas  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

Appointment of Members of the Fire Authority

Cllr Les Morgan was appointed by Warrington Borough Council on 16th December 2019.

 

Cllr Marilyn Houston was appointed by Cheshire East Borough Council on 31st January 2020.

1D

Changes to the Appointment of Committees etc. and Member Roles 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Following the appointment of new Members by Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire East Borough Council changes have been made to the membership of committees etc. and the Member Champion roles.  These are shown in red.  Members are asked to note and where necessary approve the appointments.

1E

Appointment of Lead Member for Cheshire East Borough Council

The Constitution provides for this appointment to be made by the Fire Authority Members appointed by Cheshire East Borough Council.  If the Members appointed by Cheshire East Borough Council are unable to decide or there is an equality of votes for the candidates that have been proposed then the decision will fall to be made by the Fire Authority.

1F

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

The Fire Authority has two independent (non-elected) members who fulfil an advisory role.

 

Members are asked to consider the unanimous recommendation from Governance and Constitution Committee on 29th January 2019 to approve a further term of office for Lesley Thomson (four years to begin in June 2020 when Lesley’s first term expires).

 

The report to Governance and Constitution Committee can be accessed on the Service’s website and the minutes can be found at Item 1K.

1G

Chair's Announcements

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

 

1H

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.

 

See note about dispensations at 1K.

1I

Questions from Members of the Public

To receive an 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.

1J

Minutes of Fire Authority pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Fire Authority Meeting held on 10th December 2019.

1K

Minutes of Governance and Constitution Committee pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The Committee granted dispensations in relation to Statutory Disclosable Interests to enable Members to take part in debates and to vote in relation to decisions concerning the setting of the Council Tax precept and/or approval of the Members’ Allowances Scheme (and any changes and/or additions to it).

 

The following Members were granted both dispensations:

 

Cllrs Michael Beanland; Mike Biggin; David Brown; Razia Daniels; Martyn Delaney; David Edwardes; Gina Lewis; Nick Mannion; Les Morgan; Karen Mundry; Stef Nelson; James Nicholas; Stuart Parker; Jonathan Parry; Rob Polhill; Bob Rudd; Morgan Tarr; Peter Wheeler; Norman Wright; and Steve Wright

 

The following Member was granted the dispensations relating to the Members’ Allowance Scheme:

 

Cllr Phil Harris

 

One existing Member and a new Member may also wish to have the benefit of one or both dispensations. The Fire Authority could extend the benefit of the dispensations to those Members.

1L

Minutes of Brigade Managers' Pay and Performance Committee pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Brigade Managers’ Pay and Performance Committee meeting held on 15th January 2020.

1M

Minutes of Staffing Committee pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive, for information, the minutes of the Staffing Committee meeting held on 15th January 2020.

1N

Notes of the Member Training and Development Group pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To receive, for information, the notes of the Member Training and Development Group meeting held on 14th January 2020.

ITEMS REQUIRING DISCUSSION / DECISION

2.

Treasury Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

3.

Draft Budget 2020-21, Council Tax Precept and Medium Term Financial Plan 2020-25 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

4.

Pay Policy Statement 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

5.

Accreditation as a Living Wage Employer pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

6.

Draft Integrated Risk Management Plan 2020-24 Consultation Update pdf icon PDF 65 KB

7.

Appointment of Independent Person (Handling of Complaints about Member Conduct) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

8.

Collaboration Strategy pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 51 KB

PART 2 - BUSINESS TO BE DISCUSSED IN PRIVATE

10.

Accreditation as a Living Wage Employer