Agenda and draft minutes

Appointments Committee - Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 3.15 pm

Venue: Combe Room - Brynsworthy. View directions

No. Item


Appointment of Chair for 2019/20

To appoint a Chair of the Appointments Committee for 2019/20


RESOLVED that Councillor Worden be appointed Chair of the Appointments Committee for 2019/20.



Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence received.


Declarations of Interest

(Please complete the enclosed form or telephone the Corporate and Community Services Unit to prepare a form for your signature before the meeting. Interests must be re-declared when the item is called, and Councillors must leave the room if necessary).



There were no declarations of interest announced.


Appointment of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report by Chief Executive (attached).


The Committee considered a report by the Chief Executive (circulated previously) regarding the appointment of a Monitoring Officer.


The Chief Executive advised that under section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 a local authority was required to appoint one of its officers as Monitoring Officer.  Following the appointment of the previous Monitoring Officer, Ken Miles, as the Head of Paid Service/Chief Executive there was now a requirement to appoint a new Monitoring Officer in order to comply with the legislative requirements.  Trevor Blatchford was currently the Deputy Monitoring Officer.  It was anticipated that a Deputy Monitoring Officer could be appointed from within the Legal Services team.


RECOMMENDED that Trevor Blatchford be appointed as Monitoring Officer with immediate effect.