Issue - meetings

Appointment of the Monitoring Officer

Meeting: 18/07/2022 - Council (Item 14)

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Report of the Chief Executive


The Chief Executive introduced the report and firstly wished to put on record his thanks to the Interim Monitoring Officer, Howard Norris, who had been in the interim post for a longer period than envisaged, due to the length of the recruitment process for the permanent appointment. On behalf of the Council, he thanked him for his advice over the last 10 months.


The Leader briefed Council on the interview panel and announced that Claire Hughes was proposed as the successful candidate.


In the brief debate that followed, Members thanked the Interim Monitoring Officer for his support and advice to the Council.


RESOLVED (unanimously) THAT


  1. Claire Hughes be appointed as Monitoring Officer for the Borough Council in accordance with section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
  2. Review and approval of references and satisfactory completion of necessary recruitment/HR documentation in partnership with Stroud District Council be delegated to the Chief Executive in Consultation with the Chair of the A&R Committee.