As the Vice Chair of the Panel, Councillor Stuart Piper chaired the first part of the meeting and thanked Councillor Bob Bayford for his work as the Chair.
In order to fill the casual vacancy for the role of Chair for the remainder of 2021/22, Councillor Piper asked for nominations from the Panel.
Councillor Keen proposed that Councillor Currie be the Chair of the Panel. Councillor Pat Moore seconded the proposal.
Councillor Lynda Piper proposed that Councillor Stuart Piper be the Chair. Councillor Fellows seconded the proposal.
As councillor Stuart Piper was presiding over the opening part of the meeting, and had been nominated for the role of the substantive Chair of the Panel, he then left the meeting room to enable the election of Chair to proceed.
Councillor Stuart Piper left the Council Chamber.
Mr Nick Hughes presided over the election of the temporary Chair who was then going to preside over the election of the substantive Chair of the Panel.
Councillor Fellows proposed, Councillor Tomlinson seconded and Members agreed that Councillor Lynda Piper be the temporary Chair.
Councillor Lynda Piper in the chair.
Councillor Piper asked for Members’ vote for Councillor Stuart Piper and Councillor Currie’s nominations and the result was as follows:
8 Members voted in favour of Councillor Stuart Piper;
4 Members voted in favour of Councillor Currie;
1 Member abstained from voting.
Councillor Stuart Piper was therefore duly elected as the new substantive OSP Chair for the remainder of 2021/22.
Councillor Piper came back into the Council Chamber and took to the chair.
Members asked if a casual Vice Chair vacancy that had arisen as a result of the former Vice chair taking up a new role of the chair, could be felled at this meeting. When advised that because it was indeed a casual vacancy, the Panel could elect a substantive Vice Chair for the remainder, Councillor Stuart Piper asked for nominations.
Councillor Keen nominated Councillor Currie to be the vice chair and Councillor Pat Moore seconded the nomination.
Councillor Rattigan nominated Councillor Fellows and Councillor Coleman Cooke seconded the nomination.
Councillor Piper asked for Members’ vote for Councillor Currie and Councillor Fellows’s nominations and the result was as follows:
8 Members voted in favour of Councillor Fellows;
5 Members voted in favour of Councillor Currie.
Councillor Fellows was therefore elected as the new substantive OSP Vice Chair for the remainder of 2021/22.
POST MEETING NOTE:
Please be advised that the election of the Panel's Vice Chair was void. This was because the successful candidate – Cllr Fellows was, at the time, also the Vice-Chairman of Council. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Council are not allowed, as per the Council Constitution, to be Chair or Vice-Chair of any other Committee. This was an oversight on the part of officers and immediately after the meeting, the Committee Services Manager advised the new OSP Chair about the anomaly.
Democratic Services added an item on "Election of OSP Vice Chair" to the Panel agenda that was to be published on Monday, 12 July for the meeting scheduled for 20 July where a new election was held in accordance with the Council Constitution.