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Council Structure

Appointments and Appeals

Responsibilities include:

Hearing Personnel Appeals

Appointment of Divisional Heads

 

Audit Committee

The Committee is drawn from a range of membership backgrounds and expertise.

Responsibilities include:

Improving Corporate Governance having regard to the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

Reporting issues of concern to the Cabinet.

Making recommendations for approval by the Cabinet on aspects of Audit both internally and externally

 

Cabinet

Responsibilities include:

Guiding and co-ordinating the overall direction of the Council through the formulation of Corporate Plans, Objectives, Priorities and Programmes.

Together with the Overview & Scrutiny Committees, keeping under review the effectiveness of all the Council's activities and the standards and levels of services provided and identifying the need for new services.

Considering, co-ordinating and recommending to the Council new policies or changes in existing policies.

Making decisions within the budget and policy framework determined by Council.

 

Cabinet Member and Officer Decisions

This is for documentation only. There are no membership details.

 

Council

The ultimate decision making body on Council policy and practice consisting of all 33 elected councillors.

Responsibilities include:

Determining the Budget

Appointing Leader.

Appointing the Regulatory Committees, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and any other committees/forums to conduct the Council's business

 

Ethics and Standards

THE ETHICS AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE – TERMS OF REFERENCE

1. Promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by councillors and co opted members.

2. Assists the councillors and co opted members to observe the Members' Code of Conduct.

3. Advises the Council on the adoption or revision of the Members' Code of Conduct.

4. Monitors the operation of the Members' Code of Conduct.

5. Advises, trains or arranges to train councillors and co opted members and on matters relating to the Members' Code of Conduct.

6. Grants dispensations, if necessary, to councillors and co opted members from requirements relating to interests set out in the Members' Code of Conduct.

7. Considers complaints against any member relating to alleged breach of the Code of Conduct, to make findings of fact and decisions in respect of the action to be taken, and where necessary to make recommendations to full Council.

8. Exercises (1) to (7) above in relation to the parish councils wholly or mainly within the Wyre Forest District area and the members of those parish councils.

9. Recommends approval and adoption of relevant codes, plans and policies

10. Oversees the whistle blowing policy;

11. Oversees the complaints handling and Ombudsman investigations.

12. Keeps the operation of the constitution under review so far as it relates to ethics and standards of behaviour.

 

Licensing and Environmental Committee

Responsibilities include:

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles

Public Entertainment Licences

Street Trading

Moneylenders, Pawnbrokers, Scrap Metal Dealers, Sex Shops and other Licensing matters.

Also manages fees and charges and protects the environment in relation to noise and other statutory nuisances.

 

Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Reviews the policies of the Council and the Cabinet and recommends to the Council or the Cabinet.

Reviews the discharge of Cabinet functions, and recommends to the Council or the Cabinet.

Reviews any decisions or proposed decisions of the Council and of the Cabinet. In undertaking such reviews, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee shall in particular consider.

 

Planning Committee

Responsibilities include:

• Determining planning and related applications

• Planning Enforcement matters

• All matters relating to conservation areas

• Tree preservation orders

• Hedgerows

• Building preservation notices

• Advertisement control

• Listed buildings

• Footpath diversion, stopping up and related matters.

 

Cabinet Sub-Committee

Cabinet Decision 20-09-2017

Membership - any 3 Members of the Cabinet, one of whom shall be the Leader or Deputy Leader and this person will chair any meeting of the sub-committee

 

Overview & Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Resolution of Committee 05-10-2017

Membership - five members of the

Overview and Scrutiny Committee, politically balanced. The terms of reference of the sub-committee are solely to scrutinise, and make recommendations upon, business cases in

respect of the capital portfolio fund and development loan fund.

 

Member Champion for Business & Enterprise

1. To act as the Council's non-executive lead Member to promote the delivery of the Council's initiatives in respect of its work to support business growth and investment.

2. To act as critical friend to the Director for Economic Prosperity & Place and his team and the respective Cabinet Member in pursuit of the Council's priorities and projects that support inward investment into the district as well as enabling the growth of existing businesses.

3. To engage with partners and stakeholders to represent the Council in projects and initiatives that are relevant to the role in championing business and enterprise related outcomes.

4. To engage and liaise with local residents and businesses, as required, promoting projects and initiatives.

5. To assist with the landing of new investment in the district.

6. To liaise with and from time to time attend the ReWyre Board in an observer capacity.

7. To report to the Council's Members' Forum from time to time on the activity undertaken as Member Champion.

Role Description Member Champion for Business and Enterprise

 

Member Champion for People

1. To act as the Council's non-executive lead Member to promote the delivery of the Council's initiatives in respect of its work to support the improvement of a skilled workforce.

2. To act as critical friend to the Director for Economic Prosperity & Place and his team and the respective Cabinet Member in pursuit of the Council's priorities and projects that support the improvement of the district's residents' skills and ability to access jobs.

3. To engage with partners and stakeholders to represent the Council in projects and initiatives that are relevant to the role in championing ‘people' related outcomes.

4. To engage and liaise with local residents and businesses, as required, promoting projects and initiatives.

5. To liaise with and from time to time attend the North Worcestershire Employment & Skills Board in an observer capacity.

6. To report to the Council's Members' Forum from time to time on the activity undertaken as Member Champion.

Role Description Member Champion for People

 

Member Champion for Place

1. To act as the Council's non-executive lead Member to promote the delivery of the Council's initiatives in respect of its place-making agenda, including supporting infrastructure.

2. To act as critical friend to the Director for Economic Prosperity & Place and his team and the respective Cabinet Member in pursuit of the Council's priorities and projects that contribute to the improvement of the district and its environs through regeneration, connectivity and infrastructure improvements.

3. To engage with partners and stakeholders to represent the Council in projects and initiatives that are relevant to the role in championing the delivery of place related outcomes.

4. To represent the Council on the Kidderminster Town Team and if required on any Business Improvement District (BID) Team.

5. To engage and liaise with local residents and businesses, as required, to promote projects and initiatives;

6. To promote the Council's ReWyre ReNewed regeneration initiative, including from time to time attending the ReWyre Board.

7. To report to the Council's Members' Forum from time to time on the activity undertaken as Member Champion.

Role Description Member Champion for Place

 

Worcestershire Regulatory Services Board

Previously Worcestershire Regulatory Services Joint Committee. This is for documentation only.

Note: The Worcestershire Regulatory Services Board is a newly established Board (previously it was the Joint Committee). At its meeting on 25th June 2015 the Joint Committee agreed to recommend partner councils dissolve the then current Worcestershire Shared Services Partnership on 31st March 2016 and constitute a new partnership comprising of the six district councils on 1st April 2016 along with a service level agreement between the new partnership and the County Council for the provision of trading standards and animal health services. The Joint Committee was dissolved on 31st March 2016 and a new partnership comprising of the six district councils constituted on 1st April 2016.

 

 

 

Councils Constitution.

Wyre Forest District Council