Agenda

Annual Meeting, Cheshire Fire Authority - Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Lecture Theatre - Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire

Contact: Donna Linton  Governance and Corporate Planning Manager

Media

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. It will also be broadcasted using Vimeo.

1B

Fire Authority Membership 2021-22

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

 

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

 

Labour                                  Conservative                       Independent

 

Cllr Marilyn Houston            Cllr Rachel Bailey                Cllr Rob Moreton

Cllr Nick Mannion                Cllr Michael Beanland        Cllr James Nicholas

Cllr Jonathan Parry              Cllr David Brown

 

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

 

Labour                                  Conservative

Cllr Gina Lewis                     Cllr Razia Daniels

Cllr Nathan Pardoe              Cllr Jill Houlbrook

Cllr Bob Rudd                       Cllr Stuart Parker

Cllr Peter Wheeler               Cllr Norman Wright

 

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 Phil Eastty                      Cllr Mike Biggin

Cllr Steve Wright

 

Note: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Mr John Dwyer, has also been afforded certain rights in relation to Fire Authority business, including the right to attend meetings.

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 2022.

1E

Election of Deputy Chair

Members will be invited to elect a Deputy Chair of the Authority, to serve until the Annual Meeting in 2022.

 

Note: That 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 Spokespersons

A political group may appoint a Group Spokesperson. The respective names will be confirmed at the meeting. There are three political groups: Labour (12 members); Conservative (8 members) and Independent (3 members).

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 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 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 326 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Fire Authority Meeting held on 28th April 2021.

 

1L

Appointments of Committees etc., Outside Bodies and Member Roles 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Members are asked to appoint to Committees etc., Outside Bodies and Member Roles for 2021-22.

 

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

Additional documents:

1M

Programme of Member Meetings 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Previously approved (two additional Staffing Committee meetings have been included within the programme of Member Meetings 2021-22) – to be noted.

1N

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.

End of Year Financial Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 712 KB

3.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 302 KB

4.

External Audit Plan for 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Additional documents:

5.

Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Additional documents:

6.

2019-21 Staff Engagement Forum pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Additional documents:

7.

Review of Member Development 2020-21 and Member Development Programme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Additional documents:

There is no business to be considered in Part 2 (business to be discussed in private)