Agenda and draft minutes

General Services Committee - Monday, 26th October, 2020 6.00 pm

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of General Services Committee meeting held on 8 October and 14 October 2020.


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The minutes of the General Services Committee held on 8 October and 14 October 2020 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.

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There were no items of urgent business.


Declarations of Interests

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There were no declarations of interest.


Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) - Governance for the Examination in Public

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Councillor Coxshall, as relevant portfolio holder, introduced the report stating it was important to clarify the lines of communication with central government at this crucial stage of the development and welcomed any questions.


Councillor Kent supported the report and thought it was good that relevant decisions would progress to full council when needed. Councillor Coxshall stated that he wanted officers to share information on the crossing with all members and was happy for the General Services Committee to meet as and when to speed up the progress of any of the proposals. Councillors Massey and Okunade both spoke in support of the report also.


RESOLVED that the committee agrees to delegate authority as set out in the table at paragraph 3.3 of the report.


Long-list Recruitment for Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health

This report is to follow

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At 6.08pm the committee agreed to enter exempt session due to the need to discuss personal information relating to candidates for the Director post.


The Committee discussed the candidates for the post of Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health.


RESOLVED that seven candidates are progressed to the next stage of assessment.