Agenda and minutes

Annual Council Meeting, Council
Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 2.00 pm

Venue: Bury Town Hall

Contact: Leigh Webb  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

C. 1

ELECTION OF CHAIR

The election of Chair is the first item of business to be transacted.  Members are asked to adjourn this item to enable it to be considered under Part 2 of the Proceedings.                

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the election of Chair be adjourned to Part 2 of the Proceedings.

 

C. 2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are requested to declare any interests which they have in any items or issues before the Council for determination.

Minutes:

1.   Councillor Connolly declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his partner is an employee of the Local Authority Trading Company, Persona. 

 

2.   Councillor Jones declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is an employee within a school within the Borough.

 

3.   Councillor Mallon declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his wife is an employee within a high school within the Borough.

 

4.   Councillor Bevan declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is employed at Summerseat Methodist Primary School.

 

5.   Councillor S Wright declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is employed at a Primary School in the Borough.

C. 3

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To receive as read and approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 6 April 2016. (Copy attached)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 6 April 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.

 

C. 4

MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive communications from the Mayor and any announcements by the Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive on matters of interest to the Council.

 

During this item the Mayor will present certificates to winners of the “Made in Bury Community Awards”

Minutes:

The Mayor referred to the recent passing of former Council Leader Derek Boden and Members observed a brief silence in his memory.

 

The Mayor presented certificates to winners of the “Made in Bury: Council Community Awards” as follows:-

 

-      Outstanding Contribution to Township: Sheila Blackman; Liz McDonald; Ged McGee; Colette Jones

 

-      Young Person/Young Persons Group: Leah Hanlon; George Rimmer

 

-      Volunteer of the Year: Peter James-Robinson; Geeta Sarin; Gary Dawson; Elaine Valle Jones

 

-      Good Neighbour: Gwendoline Robinson

 

-      Exceptional Community Support: Emily Owen & Redvales Flood Relief; Steve and Lucy Houghton-Burnett

             

The Mayor and Councillors expressed their congratulations to the recipients and their thanks and appreciation to volunteers across the Borough who make Bury such a good place to live, work and visit.

 

C. 5

ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS 2016

Ward

Councillor Elected

Ramsbottom

Ian Schofield

North Manor

Dorothy Gunther

Tottington

Gregory Keeley

Elton

Susan Southworth

Moorside

Annette Mckay

East

Stella Smith

Church

Roy Walker

Redvales

Shaheena Haroon

Unsworth

David Jones

Radcliffe East

Rhyse Cathcart

Radcliffe North

Sharon Briggs

Radcliffe West

Tony Cummings

Pilkington Park

Oliver Kersh

Besses

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Holyrood

Steven Wright

St Mary’s

Jane Black

Sedgley

David Silbiger

 

Minutes:

The Chief Executive reported the election of Councillors on 5 May 2016 as follows:-

 

Ward

Councillor Elected

Ramsbottom

Ian Schofield

North Manor

Dorothy Gunther

Tottington

Gregory Keeley

Elton

Susan Southworth

Moorside

Annette McKay

East

Stella Smith

Church

Roy Walker

Redvales

Shaheena Haroon

Unsworth

David Jones

Radcliffe East

Rhyse Cathcart

Radcliffe North

Sharon Briggs

Radcliffe West

Tony Cummings

Pilkington Park

Oliver Kersh

Besses

Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Holyrood

Steven Wright

St Mary’s

Jane Black

Sedgley

David Silbiger

 

C. 6

STATE OF THE BOROUGH DEBATE - OUTGOING LEADER

Questions or comments will be invited from:

 

(a)        Any members of the public present at the meeting.

(b)        Members of the Council;

Providing that such questions relate to matters raised by the Leader in his statement.

Minutes:

Councillor Connolly, Leader of the Council, made a statement on the State of the Borough describing the main achievements of the Council during 2015/2016.

C. 7

ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS REPORT 2016/2017 pdf icon PDF 171 KB

A draft report is attached. An updated report will be circulated to all Members at the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Lewis moved that Councillor R Shori be elected Leader of the Council for a four year term of office. 

 

Councillor Tariq seconded the nomination.

 

With no other nominations, the Mayor announced that Councillor Shori was duly elected Leader for a four year term of office.

             

The Leader moved, and Councillor Lewis seconded, that the report on the Annual Appointments for the 2016/17 Municipal Year be approved and adopted, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

1.   That the Strong Leader arrangements adopted by the Council in 2011/12, with a Cabinet of between two and ten Members be confirmed for 2016/2017.

 

2.   That the appointment of the Political Groups’ Leaders and Deputy Leaders as set out in Appendix A to this report be received. 

 

3.   That the appointment of the Cabinet, Deputy Cabinet Members and Shadow Cabinet for the 2016/2017 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix B to this report be noted.

 

4.   That the appointment of the Regulatory Committees, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and other bodies covered by the Political Balance Rules, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2016/2017 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix C to this report, be approved.

 

5.   That the appointments of the Audit Committee and other bodies not covered by or exempted from the Political Balance Rules, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2016/2017 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix D to the report, be approved.

 

 

6.   That the appointments to Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Joint Authorities for the 2015/2016 Municipal Year as set out in Appendix E to the report, be approved.

 

7.   That the appointments to the various other internal bodies, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2016/2017 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix F to the report, be approved.

 

8.   That the appointments to the outside bodies for the 2016/2017 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix G to the report, be approved.

 

9.   That the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make appropriate consequential changes to the Council’s Constitution in order to reflect the allocation of portfolio responsibilities

 

10.                That the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leaders of the political groups on the Council, be authorised to determine any appointments to bodies which remain to be filled and any changes in appointments or any new appointments to be made during the 2016/2017 Municipal Year.

C. 8

INCOMING LEADER'S SPEECH

The Leader of the Council will make a statement.

Minutes:

Councillor Shori addressed the Council, setting out his priorities for the Borough, as the new Leader of the Council.

C. 9

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Gartside moved, and Councillor Kerrison seconded, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report for 2015/2016 be approved

C. 10

TOWNSHIP FORUMS ANNUAL REPORT 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Lewis moved, and Councillor Tariq seconded, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That the contents of the Annual Report and progress made by Township Forums over the past year be noted.

 

C. 11

(PART B) - ELECTION OF MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR

(1)     To elect the Mayor for the Municipal Year 2016/2017

 

(2)     To elect a Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2016/2017

 

(3)     To resolve that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Stella Smith and Mr John Smith for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Mayor and Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attaching to their Offices and that Medallions be presented to them as tokens of their service as Mayor and Consort.

 

(4)     To resolve that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Ms Michelle Wiseman and Miss Danielle Wiseman for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attaching to their Offices.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Gunther moved that Councillor Michael Connolly be elected to the office of Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2016/2017, with Mr Ian Hargreaves as his Consort.

 

Councillor Holt seconded the nomination.

 

The Worshipful the Mayor, after calling for and not receiving any other nominations, declared the nomination carried and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Michael Connolly be duly elected Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2016/2017, with Mr Ian Hargreaves as his Consort.

 

The newly-elected Mayor then occupied the Chair, made and signed the Declaration required by the Local Government Act 1972 and thanked the Council for the honour conferred on him in electing him Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.

Councillor Gunther moved that Councillor Michael Connolly be elected to the office of Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2016/2017, with Mr Ian Hargreaves as his Consort.

 

Councillor Holt seconded the nomination.

 

The Worshipful the Mayor, after calling for and not receiving any other nominations, declared the nomination carried and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Michael Connolly be duly elected Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2016/2017, with Mr Ian Hargreaves as his Consort.

 

The newly-elected Mayor then occupied the Chair, made and signed the Declaration required by the Local Government Act 1972 and thanked the Council for the honour conferred on him in electing him Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.

 

C. 12

VOTE OF THANKS TO THE RETIRING MAYOR AND CONSORT AND APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MAYOR

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Walmsley, seconded by Councillor Pickstone and it was:      

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Stella Smith be appointed Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2016/2017 and that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Smith and Mr John Smith for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Mayor and Mayoress of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion and performance of the important duties attaching to their offices and that medallions be presented to them as tokens of appreciation of their services as Mayor and Consort.

 

C. 13

VOTE OF THANKS TO OUTGOING DEPUTY MAYOR AND OUTGOING DEPUTY MAYORESSES

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Cathcart and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Ms Michelle Wiseman and Miss Danielle Wiseman, for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion and performance of the important duties attaching to their offices.