Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Council - Thursday, 8 December 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Karen Wyeth  Email: k.wyeth@spelthorne.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

135/22

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from Councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for Members.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Mitchell, seconded by Councillor Boughtflower and resolved that Councillor Robin Sider BEM be appointed as Chairman of the meeting in the absence of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

There were no disclosures of interest.

136/22

Council's Response to Public Interest Report pdf icon PDF 443 KB

Report to Follow - Appendix B Investment Assets and Regeneration Assets Annual Report for 2021/22

 

This exempt appendix is to be considered by the Corporate Policy & Resources Committee on 05 December 2022 for approval and agreement for the report to be made publicly available on the Council’s website.

 

Councillors can view this exempt appendix within the agenda for the Corporate Policy & Resources Committee dated 28 November that was published Friday 18 November.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council considered a report from the Chief Executive, The Chief Finance Officer and the Group Head Corporate Governance in response to the Public Interest Report issued by the External Auditors, KPMG.

 

18:21 – Councillor Siva arrived at the meeting. She was unable to vote in relation to the item as she was not present for the whole of the consideration of the item.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Boughtflower and seconded by Councillor H Harvey to note the external auditor’s report, and agree the response to the report and the five recommendations made in the report.

 

Councillor Nichols proposed an amendment to the motion to replace the second recommendation with “in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, to request the local auditor (KPMG) for more time to consider the recommendations and for the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee to fully discuss the PIR before the Council is asked to approve the response.” This was seconded by Councillor Fidler.

 

A recorded vote was requested by Councillors Vinson, Nichols, and Boughtflower.

 

The vote to accept the amendment was as follows:

 

For:

C Bateson, M Beecher, J Button, S Dunn, T Fidler, M Gibson, K Grant, L Nichols, J Sexton, B Spoor, J Vinson

Against:

C Barratt, R Barratt, I Beardsmore, J Boughtflower, A Brar, S Buttar, N Gething, T Harmon, H Harvey, I Harvey, K Howkins, N Islam, V Leighton, T Mitchell, S Mooney, R Noble, O Rybinski, R Sider BEM

Abstain:

 

 

The motion to approve the amendment fell.

 

The vote on the original motion was as follows:

 

For:

C Barratt, R Barratt, I Beardsmore, J Boughtflower, A Brar, S Buttar, N Gething, T Harmon, H Harvey, I Harvey, K Howkins, N Islam, V Leighton, T Mitchell, S Mooney, R Noble, O Rybinski, R Sider BEM

Against:

C Bateson, M Beecher, S Dunn, M Gibson, K Grant, L Nichols, J Sexton, B Spoor, J Vinson

Abstain:

J Button, T Fidler

 

Council resolved to note the External Auditor’s report and agree the response to the report and the five recommendations made in the report.