County Council Annual Meeting – 15th May 2012

Council

We will be holding our annual meeting next Tuesday 15th May at Shire Hall.  In general, Council AGMs are a largely ceremonial affair, with the appointment of Committees and the election of a new Chair of the Council.

Councillor Philip Morris-Jones will be handing over his chains of office to a new Chair (we’ll let you know who this is next week), and a new Vice-Chair will also be elected.

As well as these procedural matters, there’s also quite a bit on the agenda:

  • “Going for Growth” – which, if agreed, will become the Council’s plan for promoting economic growth in the county
  • Improving decision-making and scrutiny – which looks at how we can improve scrutiny, and bring more public interest issues into Council meetings. Our petitions scheme is also up for review
  • Health and Wellbeing Board – this has been in operation for a while now in “shadow” form, but Council will be asked to agree it formally on Tuesday. You can read more about the Board on its new blog.

The papers for the meeting can be downloaded here.

For more information, or if you have any questions, leave a comment below, or contact me at martynharris@warwickshire.gov.uk

County Council Meeting – 27th March 2012

Council

The County Council will be meeting next Tuesday 27th March to debate and discuss the County’s finances; including how we can plan our spending over the next two years and how we can help grow the Coventry and Warwickshire economy and reduce unemployment. The Warwickshire Observatory have today released the latest unemployment figures on their blog, which can be found here.

Here’s what is on the agenda for the meeting next Tuesday:

  • Medium Term Financial Plan
  • Treasury Management Strategy 2012/13
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Growing Places Fund
  • Notice of Motion – Internet Access for Young People in Libraries
  • Allocation of Capital Receipts from Surplus Property Disposals ( this is an exempt report, and won’t be open to the public)

The vast majority meeting is open to the public, and will start at 10.00am at Shire Hall, Warwick.

The papers for the meeting can be downloaded here: Council 27th March 2012

For more information, or if you have any questions, contact martynharris@warwickshire.gov.uk

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