Decision details

Appointment to Outside Bodies 2024/25

Decision Maker: Head of Legal and Governance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council appoints representatives to serve on numerous outside bodies, including local community stakeholders and regional and national organisations, to ensure that the Council is represented on a range of organisations and bodies working with the community and Borough. The Council shares a mutual interest in supporting and delivering public services for residents with these organisations.

Nominations were sought from Group Leaders via email in May 2024 and subsequently agreed by Group Leaders at their meeting on 8 July 2024 . These nominations are therefore recommended for approval under delegated authority by the Strategic Head of Legal and Governance.

Paragraph 4 of Part 3b of the Officer Scheme of Delegation permits the Managing Director to delegate authority to determine this function in the case of absence, which is in relation to paragraph 1.14 of the Officer Scheme of Delegation (to appoint representatives to outside bodies for uncontested vacancies).

The Strategic Head of Legal and Governance under delegated authority approved these appointments on 19 June 2024.


To appoint the representatives to outside bodies listed under Annex 1.

Alternative options considered:

To not appoint the proposed individuals to represent the Council on the outside bodies and seek further nominations for these places. This is not recommended, as Group Leaders have agreed to these appointments, in order to represent the Council and residents' interests on these organisations and bodies.

Contact: Joyce Hamilton, Strategic Head of Legal & Governance and Monitoring Officer Email: Email: Tel: 01737 276623.

Publication date: 10/07/2024

Date of decision: 10/07/2024

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