Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee
Friday, 24th November, 2017 11.00 am

Venue: Pugin & Rossetti Rooms, First Floor, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 69 KB


Exclusion of public and press pdf icon PDF 173 KB


Proposals for changes to Thanet Council's Corporate Structure

    To Follow


    The Chairman called upon Helen Havercroft, Head of Growth and Development to make representation before the committee. Thereafter Bob Porter, Head of Housing was also called in to make his representation before Members.


    Madeline Homer, Chief Executive gave her responses to issues raised by the two deputy chief officers.


    Members made observations regarding the representations made by the two deputy chief officers and the Chief Executive. They also made observations on the proposals in the report and were in agreement to the need for Council to come up with measures to reduce the budget gap ahead of the next year’s budget.


    Councillor Johnston proposed, Councillor Bayford seconded and Members agreed the following:


    That the General Purposes Committee approve the proposed Senior Management structure and the changes to the two Chief Officer and two deputy Chief Officer posts as set out in the report and delegates to the Chief Executive, following all necessary legal processes including consulting the Executive, the process for recruitment and appointment to vacancies 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.