Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Council - Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: James Clapson 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from the following Members:


Councillor Farrance;

Councillor Ovenden;

Councillor Rattigan;

Councillor Potts;

Councillor Stuart Piper;

Councillor Lynda Piper.



To receive any announcements from the Chairman, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or Chief Executive in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2.2 (iv).


There were no announcements made at the meeting.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form 


There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 210 KB


The Chair proposed, the Vice Chair seconded and Council AGREED that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for agenda item 5 as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972.


Live streaming was ended and Full Council went into private session.


Staffing Matters


Councillor Ashbee proposed and Councillor Pugh seconded the following:


1.  Members approve that the authority enters into a settlement agreement with Ms Homer for the reasons outlined in the council report and on terms set out at sections 3.2 - 3.4 in the report;


2.  Members delegate authority to the S151 Officer and Acting Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Leader, to finalise the outstanding non-financial issues in the settlement agreement.


When put to the vote by a show of hands Members vote as follows:


44 Members voted for the proposal

2 Members voted against the proposal

1 Member abstained.


The motion was AGREED.



Staffing Matter No.2


The Leader of Council introduced the report and said that this was a follow on from the previous agenda item.


Councillor Ashbee proposed, Councillor David Saunders seconded and Members UNANIMOUSLY AGREED that Chris Blundell, Director of Finance and Section 151 Officer be appointed to the role of Acting Deputy Chief Executive with immediate effect.