Agenda and decisions

Virtual Meeting, Council - Wednesday 25th November 2020 5.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - online. View directions

Contact: Andrea Woodside  Email:


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Announcements by the Mayor and Chief Executive

To receive any announcements from the Mayor and Chief Executive.


Apologies for absence

Group Business Managers to submit any apologies for absence.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 283 KB

To agree and authorise the Mayor to sign the Minutes of Council held on 21 October 2020.



Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 22 KB

The Councillors will be asked to say if there are any items of the Agenda in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of them items or participating in any vote upon the items, or any other interests.




West Yorkshire Devolution - Consent to Draft Order pdf icon PDF 494 KB

To consider the report.



Julie Muscroft, Service Director – Legal, Governance and Commissioning

Nick Howe, Partnerships and Corporate Planning

Karl Larrad, Legal, Governance and Commissioning

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1)    That the comments of Council regarding the content of the report, and the draft Order, as attached at Appendix 2, be noted.

2)    That the draft Order (Appendix 2), to establish a mayoral combined authority and associated changes as set out in the ‘minded to’ Devolution Deal be endorsed.

3)    That the updated timetable, as attached at Appendix 1, and the next steps, which are subject to consent being given by the Constituent Councils and Combined Authority, to the Order that the Secretary of State will lay the Order in Parliament in December 2020, be noted.

4)    That it be noted that Corporate Governance and Audit Committee are currently considering proposed governance and reporting arrangements between the proposed Mayoral Authority and the Council.

5)    That it be noted that the decision taken by Cabinet shall be exempt from Call-In, as agreed by the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, upon grounds of urgency as set out at para. 3.6 of the report.


Allocation of Seats - Late/Urgent Item pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To consider the revised allocation of seats, consequential to recent changes in the composition of Council.


Contact: Samantha Lawton, Head of Governance

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1)    That the allocation of seats to groups and to independent councillors be in accordance with the schedule as attached an Appendix A of the report and that authority be delegated to the Chief Executive to work with the independent councillors to finalise the allocation of the seats to the independent councillors and to advise the Head of Governance of the membership accordingly.


2)    That the finalisation of the allocation of seats on the Overview and Scrutiny Panels be delegated to the Group Business Managers and to advise the Head of Governance on the allocation of the places accordingly.


3)    That any changes to joint authorities or outside bodies are delegated to the Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Group Business Managers and to advise the Head of Governance on the membership accordingly.



Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To receive the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report for the 2019/20 municipal year.


Contact: Samantha Lawton, Head of Governance


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