Decision details

Review of Governance Arrangements

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As set out in detail in the report to Council dated 27 April 2022, theLeader resolvedto make the following changes to the Council’s adopted governance arrangements.  References to annexes below are references to the numbered annexes to the report to Council: 


(a)     changes to the Rules for making decisions by Executive Members as set out at Annex 5

(b)     changes to the Executive Procedure Rules at Annex 6

(c)     changes to Part 3 of the Constitution (Panels and Boards to advise the Executive) set out at Annex 7

(d)     the reduction of the financial threshold for Key Decisions from £250,000 to £100,000 as set out in Annex 4

(e)     the creation of 3 new Scrutiny Select Committees as set out at paragraph 1.3.6 of the report, each being programmed to meet on 5 occasions per municipal year and each containing 15 members

(f)       changes to the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules set out at Annex 3 and the terms of reference for the Scrutiny Select Committees at Annex 8


The arrangements set out above will come into effect on 10 May 2022.


[In accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules, this decision was the subject of a call-in and was scrutinised by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 5 May 2022.   Members of the Committee considered the grounds for the call-in and had regard to the responses provided by the Leader of the Council.  After in-depth discussion and a formal vote the Overview and Scrutiny Committee had no further recommendations to make to the Leader and the decision came into immediate effect.  The proposals in respect of governance would come into effect from 10 May 2022.]

Publication date: 28/04/2022

Date of decision: 27/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2022 - Council

Effective from: 07/05/2022

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