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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Municipal Offices. View directions

Contact: Bev Thomas, Democratic Services Team Leader 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Councillors Hobley and Stennett

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Coleman, Collins, Stennett and Hobley.

2.

Communications from the retiring Mayor

Minutes:

The retiring Mayor reflected on his past year and thanked officers for their support. He then wished the Mayor and Deputy Mayor all the best for the coming year.

3.

ELECTION OF MAYOR (CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL) FOR 2019-20

To elect the Mayor (Chairman of Council) for the Municipal Year 2019-20.

 

The Mayor (Bernard Fisher) to call on Councillor Wheeler to move the motion proposing Councillor Roger Whyborn as Mayor.

 

Councillor Wheeler will propose “that Councillor Whyborn be, and is hereby, elected Mayor of the Borough of Cheltenham and Council chairman for the ensuing Municipal Year”.

 

The Mayor will call on Councillor McKinlay to formally second the motion.

 

The Mayor will thereafter put to the Council the motion “that Councillor Roger Whyborn be, and is hereby, elected Mayor of the Borough of Cheltenham and Council Chairman for the ensuing Municipal Year”.

 

The Mayor will invite Councillors to give a show of hands to indicate their support.

 

The Mayor will congratulate Councillor Whyborn on his appointment and invite him to take his place in the chamber (he will still be wearing the chain until he hands it over to the new Mayor at the inauguration ceremony).

 

The Chief Executive will ask the newly elected Mayor to sign a declaration of acceptance of office of Council Chairman 2019-20 (this is not read out).

 

From this point onwards Councillor Whyborn will chair the meeting.

 

Minutes:

The outgoing Mayor, Councillor Bernard Fisher, called on Councillor Wheeler to move the motion proposing Councillor Whyborn as Mayor.

Councillor Roger Whyborn was proposed for the office of Mayor by Councillor Wheeler and seconded by Councillor McKinlay.

Upon a vote it was unanimously


RESOLVED that Councillor Roger Whyborn be, and is hereby, elected Mayor of the Borough of Cheltenham and Council chairman for the ensuing year.

The Head of Paid Service invited the Mayor to sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Council chairman for the ensuing municipal year 2019-20.

Councillor Roger Whyborn took the chair.

 

4.

ELECTION OF DEPUTY MAYOR (VICE-CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL) FOR 2019-20

To elect the Deputy Mayor (Vice-Chairman of Council) for the ensuing Municipal Year 2019-20.

 

The Mayor will call upon Councillor Williams to move the motion to appoint Councillor Holliday as Deputy Mayor.

 

Councillor Williams will propose “that Councillor Holliday be, and is hereby elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Cheltenham and Council Vice-Chairman for the ensuing Municipal Year”.

 

The Mayor will call upon Councillor Willingham to formally second the motion.

 

The Mayor to put the motion to Council “that Councillor Holliday be, and is hereby elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Cheltenham and Council Vice-Chairman for the ensuing Municipal Year”.

 

The Mayor will invite Councillors to give a show of hands to indicate their support.

 

Upon the motion being carried, the Mayor will congratulate Councillor Holliday on her appointment.

 

The Chief Executive will ask the newly elected Deputy Mayor to sign a declaration of acceptance of office of Council Vice-Chairman 2019-20 (this is not read out).

 

Minutes:

Councillor Willingham proposed Councillor Sandra Holliday for the office of Deputy Mayor, seconded by Councillor Harvey.

Upon a vote it was unanimously

RESOLVED that Councillor Sandra Holliday be, and is hereby, elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Cheltenham and Council vice-chairman for the ensuing year.

The Head of Paid Service invited the Deputy Mayor to sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Council vice-chairman for the ensuing municipal year 2019-20.

 

5.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were none.

6.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 351 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting held on 25th March 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

7.

Communications by the Mayor

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked Members for electing him as Mayor. He advised that he had appointed a Chaplin who would be holding a moment of reflection prior to Council meetings at 2.15pm in the Cambray Room for those who wished to join him.

 

8.

Communications by the Leader of the Council

Minutes:

The Leader congratulated and thanked the retiring Mayor for his contributions over the past year. He also congratulated Councillors Whyborn and Holliday on their appointments as Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively.

 

The Leader then informed that GCC were due to start works on Clarence Street and Clarence Parade as part of the Cheltenham Transport Plan TRO. This had been delayed due to the change in highways contractors. He then reported to Council that GWR would be commencing improvements at Cheltenham Spa imminently.

 

9.

Notices of Motion

Minutes:

There were none.

10.

Any other item the Mayor determines as urgent and which requires a decision

Minutes:

None.