Minutes 18th September 2017

Minutes of the meeting of the Community Council held on Wednesday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm, at the MCC Office, 101 Nayland Road, Colchester.

Present: Cllr John Stewart (Chair)
Cllr Pauline Bacon Cllr Adrian Ellis
Cllr Clare Bailey Cllr Martin Goss
Cllr Richard Beauchamp Cllr Pete Hewitt
Cllr Catherine Clouston Cllr Alison Jay
Cllr David Clouston Cllr Robert Johnstone
Cllr John Dickson
Cllr Helen Dryburgh Cllr David King

The Assistant Clerk

There were no members of the public present.

087-17/18 Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr Gray.

088-17/18 Declarations of Interest – Councillors to declare individually any interests they may have in the items on the agenda. If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter being considered at a meeting, he/she must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter at the meeting. The Councillor must withdraw from the room where the meeting is being held unless he/she has received a dispensation from the Clerk.

There were no Declarations of Interest.

089-17/18 Have your say – Members of the public and Councillors with a prejudicial interest in any item on the agenda to comment on any matters affecting Myland (maximum three minutes). Questions can be asked, a simple update on previously discussed items will be answered, other questions will be answered by letter or form part of the agenda for the next meeting.

There were no comments.

090-17/18 To consider and possibly resolve to appoint Mrs Denise Humphris as Locum Clerk with effect from 12th September 2017 with terms of employment to be agreed at a later date

An amendment to the Item was proposed as follows:

To note the appointment of Mrs Denise Humphris as Locum Clerk with effect from 12th September 2017 with terms of employment to be agreed at a later date

The amendment was agreed.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt Seconded: Cllr Dickson (Unanimous)

The appointment of Mrs Denise Humphris as Locum Clerk with effect from 12th September 2017 with terms of employment to be agreed at a later date was noted.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt Seconded: Cllr C Clouston (11 For; 3 Abstentions)

The Chairman said that an advertisement for a permanent Clerk would be issued in due course and that an interview panel for the post would be convened chaired by himself.

091-17/18 To consider and possibly resolve to move immediately to Part B

It was resolved to move immediately to Part B.

Proposed: Cllr Goss Seconded: Cllr Hewitt (13 For; 1 Abstention)

Part B

092-17/18 Having regard to the confidential nature of the business proposed to be transacted, to agree to exclude the Press and Public pursuant to Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

Having regard to the confidential nature of the business proposed to be transacted, it was agreed to exclude the Press and Public pursuant to Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960

Proposed: Cllr Goss Seconded: Cllr Bailey (Unanimous)

093-17/18 To agree any action necessary on staffing issues

All necessary action on staffing issues was agreed as outlined in the briefing paper circulated to all Cllrs prior to the meeting.

Proposed: Cllr Hewitt Seconded: Cllr Beauchamp (Unanimous)

094-17/18 Date of next meeting: Wednesday 27th September 2017, 7.30pm at Mile End Methodist Church Hall, Nayland Road

The meeting closed at 8.00pm.