Agenda item

EDEN LOCAL COMMITTEE - ESTABLISHMENT OF WORKING GROUPS

[Electoral Divisions: All]

 

To consider a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services (copy enclosed)

 

This report asks members to constitute the various Eden Local Committee Working Groups and agree membership of these, in line with the County Council’s Constitution.

 

Minutes:

Members had before them a report from the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services which asked members to constitute the various Eden Local Committee Working Groups and agree membership of these, in line with the County Council’s Constitution.

 

The Area Manager informed members that after the last elections Eden Local Committee had established a number of Working Groups but the groups were not constituted in line with the County Council’s Constitution.  This report sought to correct this error.

 

This came to light at the last meeting when Members were asked to agree an additional Member for the Rural Issues Working Group, and so this report asked Members to agree the terms of reference and membership of the following Eden Local Committee Working Groups:-

 

·      Children and Young People’s Working Group

·      Penrith Members Working Group

·      Rural Issues Working Group

 

Members were concerned about the lack of female representation on the Rural Issues Working Group, and consequently made some changes to the members to resolve this.

 

The membership of the working groups were agreed as:-

 

Children & Young People’s Working Group        Mrs PA Bell, Mr A Connell, Mr P Dew

Penrith Members Working Group                         Mrs PA Bell, Mrs HF Carrick, Miss HJ Fearon, Mr D Whipp

Rural Issues Working Group                                  Mr P Dew, Ms C Driver, Mr N Hughes, Mr T Wentworth Waites, Mr D Whipp

 

Following a question it was clarified that the Chair of Eden Local Committee was invited to sit on the Penrith Working Group in this capacity rather than through his divisional role.

 

One of the members asked for clarification about the last paragraph in the terms of reference of the Children & Young People’s Working Group 0-19 funding section.  The Area Manager confirmed that this only referred to the £10,000 ringfenced at the beginning of the year for strategic development. It would still return to Local Committee for decision and would not impact the remaining 0-19 funding which was still available for open application.

           

Members asked for clarification on whether the Terms of Reference should include disclosures of interest.  The Professional Lead – Democratic Services said her understanding was that disclosures were not required for Working Groups, but she would double check this and let the Area Manager know (Action: JC).

 

The Chair asked members to agree that the membership and terms of reference for the working groups be reviewed, initially at the annual meeting of Eden Local Committee in May/June 2019 and then reviewed again 12 months later. Once these reviews had been completed this would then default back to the terms of reference being agreed for the ‘life of the council’ This was AGREED.

 

RESOLVED that,

 

(1)      Members agree the Terms of Reference and membership of the Eden Local Committee Children and Young People’s Working Group:-

 

Mrs PA Bell, Mr A Connell and Mr P Dew

 

(2)      Members agree the Terms of Reference and membership of the Eden Local Committee Penrith Members Working Group:-

 

Mrs PA Bell, Mrs HF Carrick, Miss HJ Fearon and Mr D Whipp

 

(3)      Members  agree the Terms of Reference and membership of the Eden Local Committee Rural Issues Working Group:-

 

Mr P Dew, Ms C Driver, Mr N Hughes, Mr T Wentworth Waites and Mr D Whipp

 

(4)          Members to review the membership and terms of reference of these at the annual meeting of Eden Local Committee, and then a further review 12 months later.

 

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