Agenda and minutes

Venue: Level 5 Meeting Room, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford IP24 1BT

Contact: Committee Services, Breckland Council  Tel: 01362 656870

Items
No. Item

43.

Apologies (Agenda Item 1)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Mrs Gower.

44.

Urgent Business (Agenda Item 2)

To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any items of urgent business pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

None.

45.

Declaration of Interest (Agenda Item 3)

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests they may have in any of the following items on the agenda.  The Members’ Code of Conduct requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a personal and/or prejudicial interest.

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

46.

Next Meeting (Agenda Item 4)

To note that the next meeting will be held on Thursday 1 December 2011 at 4.00pm in the Level 5 Meeting Room, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford.

Minutes:

The arrangements for the next meeting on 1 December 2011 were noted. 

 

Members were encouraged to put the recently circulated dates for future meetings into their diaries.

47.

Exclusion of Press and Public (Agenda Item 5)

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.”

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.

48.

Future Development of the Partnership (Agenda Item 6)

To receive the report of the Operational Board.

Minutes:

The Head of Shared Service (ARP) presented the report and gave Members more details of the proposed expansion of the Partnership to include a hub.  She advised Members that there were lots of changes coming in the future and expansion would provide the Partnership with greater resilience.

 

Members discussed the implications and generally agreed that ‘hub’ was not the right word and that further expansion would require careful management to ensure the Partnership retained control of standards.  The overriding concern of all Members was that the reputation of the Partnership should be maintained.

 

One Member felt that governance arrangements should be worked out first.

 

RESOLVED to agree, in principle, the expansion of the Partnership, subject to the caveats regarding quality and control.

 

Mr Ambrose-Smith abstained from voting.  All other Members present voted in favour of the resolution.