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Review of Mayoralty Function - Recommendations of Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Chief Executive)


Consideration was given to the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting of 13 September 2016 on the outcome of a review of the Mayoralty function.


The Cabinet resolved that:


The recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee be endorsed as follows:

(1)             no changes be made to the role of the Mayor as set out in the Constitution;

(2)             no change be made to the current approach to Mayoral engagements;

(3)             the Mayor should continue to undertake a fund raising role for one or two chosen charities as at present;


(4)             the role of the existing Macebearer be retained as at present;


(5)             the current arrangements for Mayoral transport be retained but competitive quotations be sought from three providers to ensure value for money and the budget be limited to £10,000;


(6)             the Joint Independent Remuneration Panel be invited to review the allowances payable to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor;


(7)             the incoming Mayor be given the freedom to decide if he/she wishes to appoint as Chaplain a person from any religion for the purpose of providing spiritual counsel or, alternatively, to make no appointment; and


(8)             no changes be made to the current arrangements for the saying of prayers immediately before Council meetings provided that any Member may choose to join the meeting thereafter if they so wish.

Publication date: 14/10/2016

Date of decision: 12/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/10/2016

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