Venue: Chamber - Kilworthy Park
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Apologies for Absence
An apology for absence was received from Cllrs Blackman, Jory and Watts who joined the meeting in a non-voting capacity via Teams.
To approve and adopt as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 27 June 2023;
It was moved by Cllr Ewings, seconded by Cllr Renders and upon the motion being submitted to the Meeting was declared to be CARRIED and “RESOLVED that the Council agree the Minutes of the 27 June 2023 meeting, subject to the word ‘lad’ being replaced by the word ‘had’ in the final sentence of Minute Number CM 19/23 (Business Brought Forward with the Consent of the Mayor”.
Declarations of Interest
In accordance with the Code of Conduct, Members are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests and Non-Registerable Interests including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;
The Mayor invited Members to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered during the course of the meeting, but there were none made.
Business brought forward by or with the consent of the Mayor
The Mayor proceeded to inform the meeting of the introduction of a new Mayoral Award, the Young Persons Environment Award that was to be launched in September 2023.
In stating that the launch of the Award would be supported by an extensive Communications campaign, the Mayor stated that one of its intentions would be to demonstrate that the Council cared about its young people.
To respond to any questions submitted by the public and to receive deputations or petitions under Council Procedure Rules
The Mayor informed the Meeting that no Public Questions had been received in accordance with the Council Procedure Rules
To consider (any) questions submitted under Council Procedure Rules
Members noted that no Questions on Notice had been received from the membership in accordance with the Council Procedure Rules
To consider (any) Motions of which notice has been duly submitted by Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules
The Mayor advised that no Motions on Notice had been received from the membership in accordance with the Council Procedure Rules.
To receive the Minutes of the following Committees, to note the delegated decisions and to consider the adoption of those Minutes which require approval:
(a) Hub Committee – 11 July 2023
It was moved by Cllr M Ewings, seconded by Cllr M Renders and upon being submitted to the Meeting was declared to be CARRIED and “RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2023 be received and noted.
Members considered a report that sought approval for some amendments to be made to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of two Community Governance Reviews that were underway within the Borough. The ToRs had been previously agreed by the Council at its meeting on 21 February 2023 (Minute CM 71/22 refers).
During the ensuing discussion, the following points were raised:
(a) A number of Members commented that these Reviews were generating much public interest within the local communities of Okehampton, Okehampton Hamlets and Sydenham Damerel;
(b) In accordance with the Terms of Reference (both as originally adopted and proposed for amendment), it was confirmed that, as part of these Reviews, there was to be a second round of public consultation on the draft proposals.
It was then proposed by Cllr Bridgewater, seconded by Cllr Renders and upon being submitted to the Meeting was declared to be CARRIED and ”RESOLVED that the amended Community Governance Review Terms of Reference, as set out at Appendix B of the presented agenda report, be approved.