Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee - Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 3.00 pm

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

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies made at the meeting.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 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.


Exclusion of public and press pdf icon PDF 87 KB


Councillor Bob Bayford proposed, Councillor Mave Saunders seconded and the committee agreed that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for agenda items 4, 5, 6 and 7 as they contain exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Minutes of Previous Meeting

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on 05 October 2021, copy attached.


Amendment to the Minute Item 160, (Update on GPC Matters), page 10 in the agenda pack, 2nd bullet point should read that Chris Blundell and the GPC Chair worked together to come up with the financial figures for the settlement.


Subject to the above amendments, Councillor Bob Bayford proposed, Councillor David Saunders seconded and Members agreed the minutes as a correct record of the General Purposes Committee meeting that was held on 5 October 2021.


Report to General Purposes Committee


The item was deferred to a future meeting.


Appointment of Section 151 Officer

Report to follow.


Councillor Bob Bayford proposed, Councillor Everitt seconded and the Committee unanimously recommended to Full Council that Chris Blundell, Director of Finance, be appointed as Chief Financial Officer (S151 Officer) for the Council.


Independent Monitoring Officer 's Report

The report will be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, to be made at the meeting.


The Chair reminded committee members that they should inform their respective group members about the general discussion that had taken place on this agenda item. An executive summary of this presentation will be published after sign off by Quentin Baker.


Thereafter, Members received and noted the update report presented by the Independent Monitoring Officer.