Agenda item

Dates Of Council And Committee Meetings In The Municipal Year 2023-24

To approve a schedule of Council and Committee meetings for the Municipal Year 2023-24.


Details of the proposed schedule of meetings will be circulated at the meeting.




RESOLVED: On the motion of Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards and seconded by Councillor Joe Otten, that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9.1, the order of business as published on the Council Summons be altered by taking items 15 (Dates of Council And Committee Meetings In The Municipal Year 2023-24), then 16 (Notices Of Motion At Council Meetings In The Municipal Year 2023-24) and then 17 (Vote Of Thanks To Former Councillors) as the next three items of business.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: On the motion formally moved by Councillor Joe Otten, seconded by Councillor Martin Phipps, that:-




(a)      further to item 7 on the agenda for this meeting (Six-Month Review of Governance Arrangements) and the recommendation of the Governance Committee that full Council should determine whether (in addition to the Annual and Budget meetings) to retain the current approach of 6 ordinary Council meetings in 2023-24 or reduce the number to 4 ordinary meetings, it be agreed that there will be six ordinary meetings of Full Council in the Municipal Year 2023-24 and these be held at 2.00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:-




          5th July 2023; 6th September 2023; 4th October 2023; 1st November 2023; 6th December 2023; and 7th February 2024;




(b)      the special meeting of the Council for the purposes of approving a Revenue Budget and Capital Programme and setting the Council Tax for the Financial Year 2024-25 be held on Wednesday, 6th March 2024 at 2.00 p.m.;




(c)      the annual meeting of the Council in 2024 be held on Wednesday, 15th May 2024 at 11.30 a.m.;




(d)      ordinary meetings of the Council be held, provisionally, on either or both Wednesdays 5th June and 3rd July 2024 (to be confirmed at the annual meeting in 2024); and




(e)      approval be given to the schedule of Council and Committee meetings for the Municipal Year 2023-24, as set out in the schedule circulated at the meeting.




(NOTE: Following a proposal made at the meeting by Councillor Fran Belbin, that one of the six ordinary meetings of the Council be given over to the Youth Council to bring their own motions for debate by full Council, the Lord Mayor (Councillor Colin Ross) suggested that the Council’s Governance Committee be asked to consider how best to accommodate that proposal.)




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