Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Apologies (Agenda Item 1)

To receive apologies for absence. 


Apologies for absence were received from Mr A Byrne, Mr C Carter, Mr R Duffield, Mr S Green, Mr B Rose and Mr D Williams.



Appointment of Leader (Agenda Item 2)

To appoint a Leader of the Council.


After being duly proposed and seconded it was RESOLVED that Councillor Michael Wassell be appointed Leader of the Council.


Councillor Wassell signed the Acceptance of Office.



Leader's Announcements (Agenda Item 3)


Councillor Wassell said he was delighted and honoured.  He thanked fellow Members for their supported and once again thanked Councillor Nunn and gave him great credit for his achievements.


He reassured residents that he would continue to strive for services.  There were some exciting opportunities and he was committed to getting the most from the Council’s assets.  Breckland still had the lowest Council Tax and that was due in some part to the income from the Council’s commercial activities.  He emphasised to all residents that despite the changes the Council would continue working hard and endeavouring to achieve the logo of ‘a better place, a brighter future’.


He then appointed Councillor Lynda Turner as his Deputy Leader.  Councillor Turner signed the Acceptance of Office.


Councillor Ellen Jolly was appointed as Executive Member for Finance & Democratic Services.


Finally he announced that Councillor Turner would replace Councillor Nunn on the Joint Appointments Panel and Councillor Jolly would replace Councillor Turner on the Joint Appointments Appeals Committee.