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Councillor Matt Boles – ex officio (chairing)
Councillor Denise Schofield
Councillor Baptiste Velan
Councillor Tim Davies
Belina Boyer Town Clerk
In the absence of the committee chairman, the committee elected Cllr Boles to chair this meeting.
1. TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence had been received from Cllrs Loates, O’Connor, Panter Craig and Woolley
2. TO RECEIVE MEMBERS’ DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
3. MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Paper A)
i. Minutes of the meeting of Personnel Committee held Wednesday 10 November 2021
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting held on Wednesday 10 November 2021 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
4. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
Due to the confidential nature, members RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the next seven items in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
5. STAFF APPRAISALS (Paper C)
The Committee received and noted reports from Cllr Schofield and the clerk on the most recent staff appraisal and that the appraisals of two further members of staff were still outstanding.
6. STAFF TRAINING (Paper D)
Committee considered approval of staff training.
RESOLVED to approve the expenditure of £150+ VAT for both the Clerk and The deputy Clerk to attend the SLCC Virtual Practitioner’s Conference in February from the current budget.
7. SICKNESS ABSENCE AND ANNUAL LEAVE (Paper E)
Committee noted the report.
Members agreed that Officers and staff should be encouraged to give thought to taking their leave sooner rather than later to ensure they can be accommodated.
The Town Clerk is to look into the corona virus legislation regarding the carrying over of holidays.
8. GROUNDS MAINTENANCE UPDATE
RESOLVED to extend the probationary period of the member of staff whose probationary period was due to come to an end between Christmas and New Year by six weeks. The Operations Manager would make the necessary arrangements for a probationary period panel.
9. Staff Pay Review
Cllr Schofield’s motion was seconded by Cllr T Davies. The Committee unanimously RESOLVED to pay a one-off honorarium to the Admin Support Officer and the Grounds Maintenance Team Leader in recognition of their taking on additional duties during the seven month period when the former clerk was absent.
The meeting concluded at 7.46pm