Agenda

Council - Thursday, 26th May, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, District Council Offices, Letchworth Garden City

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF A CHAIR OF COUNCIL FOR THE CIVIC YEAR 2022/23

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

ELECTION OF A VICE-CHAIR OF COUNCIL FOR THE CIVIC YEAR 2022/23

4.

MINUTES - 23 MARCH 2022 pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To take as read and approve as a true record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on the 23rd March 2022.

5.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Climate Emergency

The Council has declared a climate emergency and is committed to achieving a target of zero carbon emissions by 2030 and helping local people and businesses to reduce their own carbon emissions.

 

A Cabinet Panel on the Environment has been established to engage with local people on matters relating to the climate emergency and advise the council on how to achieve these climate change objectives. A Climate Change Implementation group of councillors and council officers meets regularly to produce plans and monitor progress. Actions taken or currently underway include switching to green energy, incentives for low emission taxis, expanding tree planting and working to cut food waste.

 

In addition the council is a member of the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership, working with other councils across Hertfordshire to reduce the county’s carbon emissions and climate impact.

 

The Council’s dedicated webpage on Climate Change includes details of the council’s climate change strategy, the work of the Cabinet Panel on the Environment and a monthly briefing on progress.

 

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declarations of interest in respect of any business set out in the agenda, should be declared as either a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest or Declarable Interest and are required to notify the Chair of the nature of any interest declared at the commencement of the relevant item on the agenda. Members declaring a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest must withdraw from the meeting for the duration of the item. Members declaring a Declarable Interest, wishing to exercise a ‘Councillor Speaking Right’, must declare this at the same time as the interest, move to the public area before speaking to the item and then must leave the room before the debate and vote.

6.

DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS (INCLUDING ALL POLLS) - 5 MAY 2022 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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7.

APPOINTMENT OF THE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE COUNCIL, MEMBERS OF THE CABINET AND DEPUTY EXECUTIVE MEMBERS FOR 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

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8.

APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES, JOINT COMMITTEES AND PANELS FOR 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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9.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES FOR 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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10.

ADJOURNMENT

The Annual Meeting of Council will adjourn to allow meetings of each Area Committee to convene and elect Chairs and Vice Chairs for the civic year.

11.

KEY DECISIONS - LEADER'S ANNUAL REPORT ON CASES OF SPECIAL URGENCY pdf icon PDF 225 KB

12.

SCHEDULE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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13.

NOMINATION OF REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS AND OTHER BODIES FOR 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

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