Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee - Friday, 20th October, 2017 3.00 pm

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

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

No. Item


Election of Chairman


It was proposed by Cllr Johnston and seconded by Cllr Crow-Brown that Cllr Wells be elected as Chairman of the General Purposes Committee.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Cllrs Bambridge, J Fairbrass and L Fairbrass. Cllr Crow-Brown was present as a substitute for Cllr L Fairbrass and Cllr Stummer-Schmertzing was present as a substitute for Cllr J Fairbrass.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the extract from the Standard Board Code of Conduct for Members, which forms part of the Declaration of Interest Form at the back of this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that Form and hand it to the Officer clerking the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on 28 May 2015, copy attached.


It was proposed by the Cllr Bayford, seconded by Cllr Taylor-Smith and agreed, that the minutes of the meeting of General Purposes Committee held on 28 May 2015 be approved and signed by the Chairman.



Exclusion of public and press pdf icon PDF 173 KB

  • View the background to item 91.


It was agreed that the public and press be excluded from the meeting on agenda item 6 as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Proposals for changes to Thanet Council's Corporate Structure


The Chief Executive outlined her report regarding proposals for changes to Thanet District Council’s Corporate Structure.


The Chief Executive clarified a number of matters in response to questions from Members of the Committee.


It was proposed by Cllr Wells and seconded by Cllr Johnston and Members AGREED that:


“That the General Purposes Committee approve the consultation on the proposed structure in relation to the one Chief Officer and two deputy Chief Officer posts as set out in the report and that the budget strategy and draft budget will be drafted to reflect the removal of £814k base budget savings from the council’s residual staffing structure.”