Agenda and draft minutes

Adjourned, Employment Committee - Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 6.15 pm

Venue: Front Committee Room - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services (01737 276182)  Email: Democratic@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

Note: Meeting adjourned at 18:52 

Items
No. Item

65.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes in accordance with the Constitution.

Minutes:

There were none. 

 

 

66.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

There were none.

67.

Exempt Business

RECOMMENDED that members of the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that:

(i)           it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act; and

(ii)          the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that members of the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that: (i) it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act; and (ii) the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

 

68.

Resourcing the Council's Commercial Activity

To consider a report to enable resolution (v) of the meeting of the Commercial Ventures Executive Sub-Committee on 30 January 2020.

Minutes:

Members received the report of the Chief Executive which set out a proposal to enable resolution (v) of the meeting of the Commercial Ventures Executive Sub-Committee on 30 January 2020.

 

Members considered the proposal and it was noted that:

 

·         The Council’s commercial agenda required a new leadership role to give impetus to achieving the Council’s commercial ambitions,

·         A balance of Local Authority and commercial experience was necessary for the role,

·         Delay and uncertainty would be caused by testing the market at this stage; and

·         Whilst a fixed-term appointment was discussed, it was not the preferred way forward, due to the consequential need to back -fill roles.

 

RESOLVED: that the Committee be adjourned to a later date in order to conduct an interview. 

 

Clerk’s note: The Employment Committee will reconvene on 2 March 2020 at 11.30 am.