Agenda and minutes

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Note: The enclosed version of the Senior Management Restrucutre is an updated version which has replaced the original version. The orginal published version is available on request from the named Governance Officer . 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

2.

Absence of Members

3.

Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

5.

Public Question and Comments (if any) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

    Minutes:

    Details of the questions asked and the published answers were provided with the agenda papers for the meeting. As the original questioner (Mr John Cox) was not present at the meeting there were no supplementary questions to respond to.

     

    A public comment as made by Mr John Dix on Item 7, Senior Management Restructure.

     

     

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Members Item (if any)

7.

Senior Management Restructure pdf icon PDF 300 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service, introduced the report which set out proposed changes to the council senior management structure and some senior management roles. He explained that the changes are expected to deliver a spend reduction of £1.0m a budget reduction of £0.74 in 19/20.

     

    To clarify and confirm the assimilation arrangements he tabled the following additional recommendation:

     

    That the Committee agree to assimilate all current Chief Officers (those reporting directly to the Chief Executive) into the revised posts as detailed in the report and to upgrade and assimilate the current Director of Assurance into the revised post as detailed in the report.

     

    Upon being put to the vote the above recommendation and the recommendations as set out in the report were agreed. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    4

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    3

     

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    1.    The Committee approve the proposed changes to the senior management roles and structure, to take effect by 1 April 2019.

     

    2.    The Committee note that a 30-day consultation has been undertaken with the current senior management across the Council. A summary of the feedback from this is included within the report.

     

    3.    The Committee delegate authority to the Chief Executive to agree redundancy payments for the roles identified at risk (subject to the scheme of financial delegation).

     

    4.    That the Committee agree to assimilate all current Chief Officers (those reporting directly to the Chief Executive) into the revised posts as detailed in the report and to upgrade and assimilate the current Director of Assurance into the revised post as detailed in the report.

     

8.

Formal consultation on the proposals for the restructure of Adult Social Care Services in Barnet Council pdf icon PDF 179 KB

9.

Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 245 KB

10.

Constitution Review pdf icon PDF 200 KB

11.

Annual Electoral Registration Report 2018 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Head of Electoral Services presented the report which provided the Committee with an overview on the status of the Register of Electors in Barnet as at 1 December 2018 and on the work done by officers on behalf of the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer.

     

    Councillor Cooke raised a query regarding the publication date of the draft recommendations for new Ward Patterns. He stated that according to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) website, the date is 5th March 2019, whilst the date reported on page 67 of the report is 5th February 2019. The Head of Electoral Services confirmed he would seek clarification and confirm the correct date with the Committee [ACTION]

     

     

    RESOLVED – That the Constitution and General Purposes Committee considers and comments on the annual Electoral Registration report.

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Annual Interim Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places pdf icon PDF 191 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Head of Assurance and Business Development presented the report which informed the Committee on the arrangements being proposed by the London Borough of Barnet’s Returning Officer for polling districts and polling places (and includes a proposal to change one polling place) to be used at all statutory future elections and referendums that take place within the borough.

     

    RESOLVED -

     

    1.    That the Committee approve all polling place arrangements as proposed by the Returning Officer and laid out in Appendixes A, B and C.

    2.    That the Committee give approval for officers to undertake the next statutory full review of polling districts and polling places between 1 July 2019 and 31 January 2020.

13.

Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 201 KB

14.

Any item(s) that he Chairman decides is urgent