Decision details

Constitution of the County Council 2019/20

Decision Maker: Full Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


The council is required to approve the constitution annually.


County Councillor David O'Toole moved a report setting out proposals for the approval of the Constitution for 2019/20 and proposals for amendments in relation to Notices of Motion and language and behaviour.


County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the following addition, seconded by County Councillor O'Toole:


  vi.  "Approve that the Corporate Complaints Committee be disestablished with immediate effect.


On being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was:


Resolved: - That:


  (i)  The proposals of the Political Governance Working Group meeting on 7 May as set out in the report and Appendices 'B' and 'C' now presented, be approved.

  (ii)  A revised "Protocol for Members and Co-opted Members on Language and Behaviour", as set out at Appendix 'D' to the report, now presented, be approved, and that it be moved from Appendix M of the constitution to become an appendix to the Code of Conduct.

 (iii)  Consideration be given to any other changes Full Council might wish to make to the constitution to enable the efficient and effective running of the county council.

 (iv)  The Director of Corporate Services be authorised to make any consequential changes to other parts of the Constitution arising from these changes.

  (v)  The Constitution of the County Council for the year 2019/20 be approved.

 (vi)  The Corporate Complaints Committee be disestablished with immediate effect.




Report author: Josh Mynott

Date of decision: 23/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 23/05/2019 - Full Council

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