Agenda

Council
Tuesday, 7 July 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. View directions

Contact: Amelia Christopher, Email: amelia.christopher@surreycc.gov.uk 

Note: The meeting will be live streamed: https://surreycc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts 

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Items
No. Item

1.

CHAIRMAN

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 99 KB

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

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CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Despite the restrictions this country has faced over the past weeks, activities and events have still occurred - not quite ‘as usual’ - but I was proud to be involved virtually in:

     

    • Armed Forces Week – The week commencing 22 June celebrated Armed Forces Week. During a virtual flag raising ceremony, we paid tribute to this country’s extraordinary men and women who continually put their country and others before themselves and who keep Britain safe and free. We are all forever in their debt.

     

    • Young Mayor – In forging strong links between Surrey County Council and the Young Mayor, the Vice-Chairman attended a Youth Council meeting at the end of June, to listen to the views, opinions and questions of the young people of Surrey. The Vice-Chairman will continue to work with the Young Mayor in order to make sure young people’s voices are heard and we look forward to sharing more with you in due course.

     

    • Pride – 27 June saw Surrey County Council’s second annual Pride flag raising ceremony, albeit virtually this year. The LGBTQ+ community in Surrey plays an important role in shaping the county’s vibrant and diverse culture and I am pleased to hear that the LGBTQ+ staff network at the council is continuing to grow even as many of our staff work remotely.

     

    • Eikon Charity – On 29 June I was invited by Eikon Charity’s Chief Executive, Chris Hickford to attend a full staff video briefing. It was an invaluable insight into how charities have responded to the serious challenges that the Covid-19 crisis has created for them. The Eikon team has shown real passion, dedication, creativity and care as they’ve pursued new ways to connect with children they support, focusing on those children and young people most at risk or in need of their help.

     

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VICE-CHAIRMAN

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LEADER'S STATEMENT

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ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL PROPORTIONALITY pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 114 KB

10.

ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AND VICE-CHAIRMEN pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 164 KB

    The Leader of the Council or the appropriate Member of the Cabinet or the Chairman of a Committee to answer any questions on any matter relating to the powers and duties of the County Council, or which affects the county.

     

    (Note:  Notice of questions in respect of the above item on the agenda must be given in writing, preferably by e-mail, to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Wednesday 1 July 2020).

     

     

     

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

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REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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AMENDMENTS TO THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 87 KB

    Surrey County Council has a Constitution which is agreed by Members and sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures to be followed to ensure that they are efficient, transparent and accountable to the residents of Surrey.

     

    Council is asked to consider the following changes to the Constitution:

     

    ·         To add new officer delegations to the Scheme of Delegation relating to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.

    ·         To approve a change to Standing Order 41(g) to permit substitutes on the Surrey Local Firefighters’ Pension Board.

    ·         To note that the Coroner’s Service now sits within the remit of the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee.

    ·         To set out how the Council will meet its requirements to implement a Local Authority member led engagement board for outbreak management in line with Government guidance as a sub-committee of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

     

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15.

REPORT OF THE CABINET pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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MINUTES OF CABINET MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 87 KB