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Policy Review August 2019

August 15, 2019 @ 19:00

2. Policy Review Working Group - Thursday 15 August 2019

Present:

Councillor David Dobbie

Councillor Pat O’Connor

Councillor Keith Panter – ex officio

 

In Attendance:

 

Claire Hill                                Town Clerk

Rachel Allbones                      Deputy Clerk

 

 

 

  1. TO ELECT THE CHAIR

 

                        RESOLVED that Councillor O’Connor act as Chairman for the ensuing year.

 

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND REASONS GIVEN

 

None received.

 

 

  1. MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Papers A)

 

  1. Minutes of the meeting of Policy Review Working Group held Tuesday 26 March 2019

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Policy Review Working Group meeting held               on Tuesday 26 March 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

 

  1. EXISTING POLICIES FOR REVIEW WITH NO CHANGES / MINOR REVISIONS and NEW POLICIES FOR CONSIDERATION (Paper C)

 

  1. No Changes / Minor revisions

 

  1. Publication Scheme
  2. Freedom of Information
  • Members Allowances
  1. Complaints Policy and Procedure
  2. Communications Policy
  3. Social Media Policy
  • Use of Council vehicle by Councillors or staff

 

RESOLVED that minor changes be adopted and the above policies reviewed.

 

  1. Wider changes

 

  1. Debt recovery

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE to approve the amendments to the Debt Recovery Policy, subject to the inclusion of ‘All officer activity in relation to debt recovery actions will be logged.’ in the presumption section.

  1. New

 

  1. Exhumation

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE to adopt the Exhumation Policy.

 

  1. Investment

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE to adopt the Investment Strategy.

 

  • Death of a Senior Figure Policy and Protocol

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to adopt the Death of a Senior Figure Policy and Protocol and create a budget of £20 to purchase black arm bands.

 

  1. Filming and recording of meetings

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL to adopt the Filming and Recording of Meetings Policy.

 

Note: Councillor Dobbie abstained from voting on the above resolution.

 

  1. Staff Appraisal and Pay Review Policy

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Staff Appraisal and Pay Review Policy.

 

  1. Maternity Policy

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Maternity Leave Policy.

 

  • Paternity Policy

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Paternity Leave Policy.

 

Members noted that an Adoption Leave Policy will follow in due course.

 

  • Shared parental Leave Policy

 

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE to adopt the Shared Parental Leave Policy.

 

The meeting concluded at 3.27pm

Details

Date:
August 15, 2019
Time:
19:00
Event Category:

Venue

Richmond House
Richmond House, Richmond Park
GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire DN21 2RJ United Kingdom