Agenda and minutes

General Services Committee - Monday, 7th October, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL. View directions

Contact: Matthew Boulter, Democratic & Governance Services Manager and Deputy Monitoring Officer  Email:

No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of General Services Committee meeting held on 29 July 2019.



The minutes of the General Services Committee held on the 29 July 2019 was agreed 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.


Members agreed to adjourn the committee after Item 6 of the agenda.


Declarations of Interests


There were no declarations of interest.


Enhanced Pay for Adoption Leave pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Jackie Hinchliffe, Director of HR, OD and Transformation, presented the report that made a recommendation to enhance the pay provision for adoption leave in order for this to match the existing enhanced occupational maternity pay provision.


There were no comments or questions from Members.




That the General Services Committee supported the proposal to enhance adoption leave pay to align with existing maternity leave provision.


Long-list for the Appointment of the Assistant Director of Legal and Monitoring Officer


Exclusion of the Public and Press


Members agreed that, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph1 (Information relating to any individual) of Schedule 12A of that Act.





1.         10 candidates would progress onto the next stage for the Assistant Director of Legal and Monitoring Officer


2.         5 candidates would progress onto the next stage for Director of Place.