Review of Standing Orders Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday 18 July 2016
Time:
10:00am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Tom A McAughtrie (Chairman)-Abbey
Alistair Geddes-Mid Galloway
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
Ronnie Nicholson (Substitute Member)-North West Dumfries
Officials:
Rhona Lewis - Head of Legal and Democratic Services
Derek Crichton - Director Communities
Liz Manson - Community Planning and Engagement Manager
Claire Thomson - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Willie Scobie - Stranraer and North Rhins
Colin Smyth - Nith
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

4 Members present, 4 apologies and 1 substitute

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL AREA ARRANGEMENTS - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED 

 

3.1     the improvements being made to locality support through the Council Reshape programme as detailed at Section 3.2 in the report;

3.2     the future arrangements for supporting Area Committees as detailed at Section 3.3.1 in the report;

3.3     the remit (delegations) to Area Committees (Business and Community) as detailed at Appendix 1 to the report;

3.4     the potential arrangements for Ward Forums as detailed at Section of the report; and

3.5     AGREED to receive a report to a future meeting which would include: clarity in the respective remits for Area Committee Business and Community meetings; options for the scheduling of performance reports at Area Committee Business meetings based on the current monthly schedule and a possible two monthly schedule; and proposed arrangements for future Area Committee Community meetings and Ward Forums building on good practice in public participation and identifying topics for community meetings.

 

3.6     FURTHER NOTED that a report on other aspects of Standing Orders would be considered at the Full Council on 20 September 2016 and that these proposals would be incorporated into the report.

4 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no other business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision