The Westmorland and Furness Joint Committee has been established under Section 101 (5) of the Local Government Act 1972 for the purpose of discharging, until the first meeting of the shadow authority for Westmorland and Furness, the Article 23 functions and the functions referred to in Articles 22, 25, 26 and 27 of the Structural Changes Order 2022 for Cumbria.
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Matters which will be considered by the Westmorland and Furness Joint Committee on 29 March 2022 at 10.00 a.m.
Terms of Reference and Procedure Rules - To endorse the Joint Committee’s Terms of Reference and adopt its Procedural Rules.
Future Meetings and Work Programme - To note the three scheduled dates for meetings of the Joint Committee on 29 March, 11 April and 10 May 2022 and future items for consideration
Formation of the Implementation Team - To agree the formation of an Implementation Team to assist the Joint Committee as required by the Cumbria Structural Changes Order 2022.
Implementation Plan and Programme Governance - To consider and approve the implementation plan.
Members’ Allowances - To consider the process for an independent review of a scheme of Members’ Allowances for the Shadow Authority, including the setting up of an Independent Remuneration Panel and to recommend to the Shadow Authority a scheme of Members’ Allowances for adoption at its inaugural meeting.
Calendar of Meetings - To consider a draft Calendar of Meetings for the Shadow Authority for adoption at its inaugural meeting.
Interim Statutory Officer Recruitment - To consider and undertake the recruitment process for the selection of the posts of Interim Head of Paid Service, Interim Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer) and Interim Monitoring Officer for the Shadow Authority.
Matters which will be considered by the Westmorland and Furness Joint Committee on the 11 April 2022 at 10.00 a.m.
Members’ Code of Conduct - To recommend a Members’ Code of Conduct for adoption by the Shadow Authority at its inaugural meeting.
Constitution and Schemes of Delegation - To consider and recommend a Constitution and schemes of delegation to be adopted by the Shadow Authority at its inaugural meeting.
Civic and Ceremonial - To consider proposals for the smooth transition of all matters Civic and Ceremonial.
Matters which will be considered by the Westmorland and Furness Joint Committee on the 10 May 2022 at 10.00 a.m. (TBC)
This table will be updated following the first meeting.