Agenda and minutes

Constitution Committee - Monday 21 March 2011 3.30 pm

Venue: Chairman's Room - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Sharon Clutterbuck 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Theodoulou.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2011.




THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2011 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Public Questions

To answer any written public questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Committee.  The closing date/time for receipt of questions is 10.00am on Monday, 14 March 2011.  To answer any oral question(s) put by members of the public with the consent of the Chairperson.


Depending on the nature of the questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.


No public questions were received.


Members' Questions

To answer any written members’ questions.  The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on Monday, 14 March 2011.


No Members’ questions were received.


Amendments to the Council's Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Report to follow.

Additional documents:


Nigel Roberts presented this report and explained that the current Scheme of Delegation for Officers was set out in Part 3 Section 5 of the Constitution.  Following the decision taken be Cabinet on 15 December 2010 to move towards a new operation model, the Chief Executive has taken appropriate steps to make appointments to the new posts at Director level which were to take effect on 1 April 2011.


As a result of the creation of new posts and the deletion of certain of the Group Director posts, the Scheme of Delegation in the Constitution required amendment. 


In response to a members’ concern with regard to the fact that delegated powers in relation to Emergency Management should be given specifically to the Chief Fire Officer, Nigel Roberts agreed to refer this to the Chief Executive and inform members of the decision.



THAT the amendments to the Constitution as set out in Annex 1 be approved.