Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Council Meeting - Monday, 20th December, 2021 12.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)


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Formalities and Announcements

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Mayor's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Mayor.

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The Mayor opened the meeting by extending the thanks of the Council to those who continued to work to tackle the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Mayor commented that on the fact that the meeting had been convened with only a third of the number of members of the Council in attendance, and that this was a reflection of the unavoidable and necessary precautions that society as whole needed to take to ensure that people remained as safe as possible over the coming weeks and months.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they may have in any of the items on the Summons for the meeting.

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Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


No declarations were made.


Appointment of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council.

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The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking ratification of the recommendation from the Appointments Committee regarding the appointment of the Chief Executive/ Head of Paid Service in accordance with the requirements of Section 4 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 following the recruitment and selection process undertaken.


RESOLVED – That approval be given to:-


(i) The ratification of the recommendation of the Appointments Committee that Caroline Simpson be selected for the position of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service following the conclusion of the selection process and final interviews on 15 December 2021.


(ii) The post being remunerated in accordance with the Council’s Pay Policy Statement as approved by the Council Meeting.


(iii) The delegation of authority to the Service Director Strategy & Commissioning and the Head of HR and Organisational Development to finalise the arrangements and the start date for the Chief Executive.