Agenda and minutes

General Services Committee - Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of General Services Committee meeting held on 23 October 2017.



The Minutes of the General Services Committee meeting held on 23 October 2017 were approved as a correct record.


Items of Urgent Business

To receive additional items that the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no items of urgent business.


Declarations of Interests


There were no declarations of interest.


Chief Executive Performance Appraisal pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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The Director of HR, OD and Transformation introduced the report explaining that the Chief Executive had provided a narrative to each objective to explain her progress to date.

Councillor Little requested that the review document be set out slightly different in future to make it easier to read. Councillor Little also felt that the Chief Executive should give an indication of the scoring she felt she deserved. It was explained that the Chief Executive did provide scoring in the final review in March. The Chief Executive added that she had made good progress with all objectives but there was always potential for issues to arise that could make further progress challenging. Objective 3, place-making, was a particularly challenging objective but the Chief Executive was in the process of consulting group leaders and their groups with the view to bringing a report to Full Council in January.

Councillor Jones felt the Council was on track and the Chief Executive had taken matters in hand. Councillor Snell echoed this view and stated that engagement with political groups had increased with the current Chief Executive and she was the right person at the right time for Thurrock.

RESOLVED that the Committee note the Mid-Year appraisal review of the Chief Executive.