This is a meeting of the Council of Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council held on the 11th May 2023.

The last meeting of the Council was on the 22nd Feb 2024, and the next meeting will be 21st Mar 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Council Chamber - Deanes

Meeting Recordings

We know of no meeting recordings. If you know of one, let us know.

Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 Apologies for absence

Apologies were received from Councillors Bean, Dillow, Durrant, Grant, Howard-Sorrell, Hussey, Izett, Konieczko, Kotecha.

3 To elect a Mayor for the ensuing Year 2023/24

Nominations were invited for the election of the Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year 2023/24.  Councillor Jones proposed, seconded by Councillor Edwards, that Councillor David Leeks be elected Mayor of the Borough to hold office for the ensuing year 2023/24.

 

Resolved:     That Councillor David Leeks be elected to the office of Mayor for the ensuing year 2023/24.

 

The Mayor then made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office and took the Chair.

 

4 To Elect a Deputy Mayor for the ensuing Year - 2023/24

Nominations were invited for the election of the Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year 2023/24.  Councillor Rhatigan proposed and Councillor Mummalaneni seconded, that Councillor Dan Putty be elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year 2023/24.

 

Resolved: That Councillor Dan Putty be elected to the office of Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year 2023/24.

 

The Deputy Mayor then made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

5 Vote of Thanks to the Retiring Mayor

The new Mayor gave a speech of thanks to Councillor Miller and Mrs Miller as Mayor and Mayoress, for their service to the civic office during the municipal year 2022/23.  He highlighted some of the many engagements and events they had attended during their year in office in particular the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Proclamation following the death of the Queen, events to mark the King’s Coronation, the Mayor’s Civic Day and the Mayors skydive to raise money for his charities. 

6 Reply from the Retiring Mayor

Councillor Miller thanked the Mayor for his kind words and reflected on his unique year in office, travelling around the borough and engaging with local communities particularly during the joyous time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  He highlighted events such as the Civic Service held to commemorate the death of the Queen,  the honour he had to announce the Proclamation of the King and the many events held by local communities to celebrate the King’s Coronation.  He further highlighted the elements that make the borough a great place to live such as the countryside, historic places of interest, vibrant business economy and most importantly the residents. 

 

He referred to the work of volunteers across many sectors of the community supporting foodbanks, charities, vulnerable people and the numerous organisations supporting the younger generation.  He had presented youth awards in recognition of the achievement of young people who had made a difference in their community, nominated from youth organisations, schools, cadets and scouting groups.  He had also instigated another initiative, a children’s Mayor, that he hoped would come to fruition in the coming year, to represent the younger generation at certain mayoral events.

 

He gave thanks to current and former Homes for Ukraine hosts and his Chaplain Reverend Canon Linda Scard for her advice and support throughout the year.  He also thanked the Anvil, Haymarket, Bats, BAOS, choirs and Gang Show for the amazing performances they had delivered.  Finally he gave special thanks to the Mayoral Co-Ordinator for her support during the year.

 

Awards and certificates were presented to individuals and business for their contribution to life in the borough:

 

Individual Award:                 Michaela Riley – Spotlight Tadley

                                                David Chatten-Smith – Community Radio

                                                Nick Lewis – Aldworth Charity Club

 

Business Award:                  Lavazza Professional UK

 

Community Certificates:     Janet Walker – Home Instead

                                                Gill Barrett – Loddon School

                                                Linda Mead – Tadley Age Concern

 

Special Recognition:           Scarlett Cripps

7 Address to the Council by the New Mayor

The Mayor announced that Reverend Steve McKay would be his Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor for his year in office.

 

He also announced his charities for the year as Shopmobility Basingstoke, Citizens Advice Basingstoke and Citizens Advice Tadley.  His theme for the year would be community volunteering.

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Andrea Bowes photo
Committee Member
Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Councillor Andrea Bowes

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Androulla Johnstone photo
Committee Member
Councillor Androulla Johnstone

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Andy Konieczko photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure
Councillor Andy Konieczko

Liberal Democrat

Apologies

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Councillor Gavin James photo
Committee Member
Co-Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Property
Councillor Gavin James

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor John McKay photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Communities, Partnerships and Inclusion
Councillor John McKay

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Jo Slimin photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of Standards and Community Environment and Partnerships Committee
Councillor Jo Slimin

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Kerry Morrow photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Sports, Leisure and Culture
Councillor Kerry Morrow

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Mike Bound photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mike Bound

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Ronald Hussey photo
Committee Member
Councillor Ronald Hussey

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Abdel Ibrahim photo
Committee Member
Councillor Abdel Ibrahim

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Alex Lee photo
Committee Member
Chair of Community, Environment and Partnership Committee
Councillor Alex Lee

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Andrew McCormick photo
Committee Member
Chair of the Development Control Committee
Councillor Andrew McCormick

Labour and Co-Operative Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor Angie Freeman photo
Committee Member
Chair of the Manydown Committee
Councillor Angie Freeman

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Gary Watts photo
Committee Member
Chair of Economic, Planning & Housing Committee
Councillor Gary Watts

Labour

Apologies

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Councillor Jacky Tustain photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Labour Group
Councillor Jacky Tustain

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Marc Connor photo
Committee Member
Deputy Leader of the Labour Group
Councillor Marc Connor

Labour

Absent

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Councillor Sajish Tom photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sajish Tom

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Stephanie Grant photo
Committee Member
Councillor Stephanie Grant

Labour

Apologies

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Councillor Tony Jones photo
Committee Member
Chair of the Licensing Committee
Councillor Tony Jones

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Kate Tuck photo
Committee Member
Councillor Kate Tuck

Independent Member

Present, as expected

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Councillor Onnalee Cubitt photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Major Projects and Regeneration
Councillor Onnalee Cubitt

Independent Member

Present, as expected

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Councillor Sven Godesen photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sven Godesen

Independent Member

Present, as expected

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Councillor Michael Howard-Sorrell photo
Committee Member
Councillor Michael Howard-Sorrell

Green

Apologies

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Councillor Abigail Compton-Burnett photo
Committee Member
Councillor Abigail Compton-Burnett

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Arun Mummalaneni photo
Committee Member
Councillor Arun Mummalaneni

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Dan Putty photo
Committee Member
Deputy Mayor
Councillor Dan Putty

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor David Leeks photo
Vice-Chair
Mayor
Councillor David Leeks

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor David McIntyre photo
Committee Member
Councillor David McIntyre

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Diane Taylor photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of Licensing and Manydown Overview Committee
Councillor Diane Taylor

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Graham Falconer photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Councillor Graham Falconer

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Hannah Golding photo
Committee Member
Councillor Hannah Golding

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Hayley Eachus photo
Committee Member
Councillor Hayley Eachus

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Jay Ganesh photo
Committee Member
Councillor Jay Ganesh

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Jenny Vaux photo
Committee Member
Councillor Jenny Vaux

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor John Izett photo
Committee Member
Councillor John Izett

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Ken Rhatigan photo
Committee Member
Councillor Ken Rhatigan

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Laura Edwards photo
Committee Member
Councillor Laura Edwards

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Nicholas Robinson photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of Development Control Committee
Councillor Nicholas Robinson

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Paul Gaskell photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Councillor Paul Gaskell

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Paul Miller photo
Chair
Chair of Scrutiny Committee
Councillor Paul Miller

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Rebecca Bean photo
Committee Member
Councillor Rebecca Bean

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Richard Court photo
Committee Member
Councillor Richard Court

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Samir Kotecha photo
Committee Member
Councillor Samir Kotecha

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Samuel Carr photo
Committee Member
Councillor Samuel Carr

Conservative

Absent

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Councillor Sean Dillow photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sean Dillow

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Simon Minas-Bound photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Conservative Group
Councillor Simon Minas-Bound

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Chloe Ashfield photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of the Economic Planning Housing Committee
Councillor Chloe Ashfield

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Chris Tomblin photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Climate and Ecological Emergency
Councillor Chris Tomblin

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Colin Phillimore photo
Committee Member
Councillor Colin Phillimore

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Karen Watts photo
Committee Member
Councillor Karen Watts

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Laura James photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services and Housing
Councillor Laura James

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Paul Basham photo
Committee Member
Chair of the Audit and Accounts Committee
Councillor Paul Basham

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Paul Harvey photo
Committee Member
Leader
Councillor Paul Harvey

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Present, as expected

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Councillor Tony Durrant photo
Committee Member
Vice-Chair of Human Resources Committee
Councillor Tony Durrant

Basingstoke & Deane Independent Group

Apologies

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Source

This meeting detail is from Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council website