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Council Structure

Appointments and Appeals

Membership of 5

Reports to Council

Responsibilities include:

Hearing Personnel Appeals

Appointment of Divisional Heads

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

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.

Audit Committee membership of 8 with the option of co-opting an independent person

Reports to Council

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

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

 

Cabinet

Membership of 6

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.

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

Cabinet Member and Officer Decisions

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

 

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

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

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

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

Ethics and Standards Committee

Membership of 7 Councillors, 3 co-opted Independent Members (non-voting), 3 Parish Councillors (non-voting)

Reports to Council

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

Licensing and Environmental Committee

Membership of 12

Makes recommendations to Council

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.

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

Licensing Sub Committee

Membership of 3

Determines applications for licences and reviews of licences under:

- the Licensing Act 2003;

- the Gambling Act 2005;

- applications made under paragraph 2 or 3 of Schedule 1 of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 for the grant or variation of a licence where there is doubt as to the suitability of the applicant or to revoke or vary a licence under section 4 of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013; and such other legislation as may be enacted in relation to licensing matters involving public protection issues; having regard to the Council's licensing policies and guidance from the Secretary of State. As these meetings necessarily involve the attendance of applicants, and other parties, such as, applicants' representatives, witnesses, police and fire authority representatives, the 'hearings' shall normally be held during the normal working hours of the Council.

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Membership of 12

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.

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

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.

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

Planning Committee

Membership of 12.

Can make recommendations to Council.

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.

Quorum

The Quorum at meetings of Council or any of its Committees is half of its membership. If, during the meeting of the Council, a Quorum of Members is not present then the meeting shall be adjourned immediately.

If the lack of Quorum only relates to particular item(s) then that particular item(s) shall be deferred.

The remaining business will be considered at a date and time fixed by the Chairman. If he/she does not fix a date, the remaining business will be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting.

Except where authorised by Statute or ordered by the Council, business shall not be transacted at any meeting unless the quorum as set out is present. Fractions of numbers are to be rounded up.

Articles of the constitution section 2

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-2-articles-of-the-constitution/

Terms of reference section 5

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-5-terms-of-reference/

Council procedure rules (standing orders) section 7

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-committees-and-meetings/constitution/section-7-council-procedure-rules-standing-orders/

 

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.