This is a meeting of the Annual Council / Mayor Making of Havant Borough Council held on the 17th May 2023.

The last meeting of the Annual Council / Mayor Making was on the 17th May 2023, and the next meeting will be 15th May 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX

Meeting Recordings

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

Agenda

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1 To Elect a Member of the Council to be Mayor of the Borough

Proposed by Councillor Crellin and seconded by Councillor Bowdell, it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Rosy Raines be elected Mayor of the Borough of Havant for 2023/2024.

 

The Council adjourned at 11:11 and reconvened at 11.34

 

During the adjournment the Council and invited guests were entertained by the Choir from St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School and members of the Havant Orchestra.

 

Councillor Rosy Raines made her declaration of Acceptance of Office of Mayor of Havant.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Rosy Raines in the Chair.

 

The Mayor announced that her Consort for 2023/2024 would be Graham Raines, her Chaplain would be Sue Moss and the Cadet’s for 2023/24 would be:

 

·       Cadet Jack Godding – St John Cadet (Havant)

·       Cadet Imogen Barber - St John Cadet (Havant)

·       Corporal Finney Coomber – 2327 Havant Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets

·       Cadet Charlie Dowdell – 4 (Leigh Park) Platoon Army Cadet Force

 

The Mayor further announced her Charity Appeal Fund for the forthcoming year would support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

2 Vote of Thanks to Last Year's Mayor and Reply

Proposed by Councillor Bowerman and seconded by Councillor Keast, it was

 

RESOLVED that a vote of thanks be recorded to the past Mayor, Councillor Diana Patrick, for her service to the Council during her term of office.

 

The Retiring Mayor, Councillor Diana Patrick, took the opportunity to thank all those who had supported her.  She relayed some highlights of her term of office mentioning in particular the Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy.

 

3 Appointment of Deputy Mayor

Proposed by Councillor Rosy Raines and seconded by Councillor Yvonne Weeks, it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Peter Wade be elected as Deputy Mayor for 2023/2024.

 

Councillor Wade made his declaration of Acceptance of Office of Deputy Mayor of Havant and announced that Janet Wade to be his Deputy Mayoress for the forthcoming year 2023/2024.

4 Discharges and Appointments of Trustees

Proposed by Councillor Sceal, seconded by Councillor Wade, it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Rosy Raines be appointed Trustee of the Mayor of the Borough of Havant Appeal Fund Charitable Trust and that Councillor Diana Patrick be appointed further trustee of the Mayor of the Borough of Havant Appeal Fund Charitable Trust.

5 Election of the Leader of the Council

Proposed by Councillor Lulu Bowerman and seconded by Councillor David Keast it was

 

RESOLVED that Councillor Alex Rennie be appointed as Leader of the Council for the year 2023/2024 in line with Articles in the Councils’ Constitution.

6 Committee Appointments HBC Committee Appointments Report 17 May 2023
Appendix A - HBC Political Balance May 2023
Appendix B - List of Appointments as at 17 May 2023

Proposed by Councillor Richard Stone and seconded by Councillor Brenda Linger, it was

 

RESOLVED that Council:

 

a.       Note the political balance of the Council, as set out in Appendix A;

 

b.       Note the appointments made to the Cabinet by the Leader of the Council as set out in Part A of Appendix B

 

c.       Receive notification from the Leader of the Council that unless and until the Leader of the Council otherwise directs, the Cabinet, being the body which will undertake the relevant functions and powers set out in Part 3 of the Constitution of Havant Borough Council, will undertake all those functions and powers by acting together, save that, where Cabinet functions have been delegated to individual members of the Cabinet in accordance with the Scheme of Delegations to Cabinet Leads set out in Part 3B of the Constitution and/or to officers in accordance with the Scheme of Delegations to Officers set out in Part 3G of the Constitution, those delegations will continue to have effect.

 

d.       Review the representation of the different political groups on each of the Committees and Boards set out in Appendix B and determines:

 

                            I.        the allocation of seats on each of those bodies to each of the political groups into which the Council is divided and

 

                          II.        the membership of those bodies in accordance with the wishes of those groups; and

e.       Approve:

 

                            I.    the appointment and functions of the various Committees and Boards

 

                          II.    the appointment of Councillors to those Committees and Boards

 

                        III.    the appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs (as appropriate) to those Committees and Boards as set out in Parts B and C of Appendix B;

 

                        IV.    that all appointments set out in Appendix B, shall remain in place until the next Annual meeting of the Council

7 Apologies for Absence

Apologies were received from Councillors David Guest, Tom Moutray, Sarah Milne and Phil Munday.

8 Declarations of Interests

There were no declarations of interest from any of the members present.

9 Minutes DRAFT Minutes of Council 22 March 2023

Proposed by Councillor Neil Bowdell, seconded by Councillor Richard Kennett, it was

 

Resolved that the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 22 March 2023 be taken as read and signed as a true record.

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Paul Gray photo
Committee Member
Councillor Paul Gray

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Philippa Gray photo
Committee Member
Group Leader
Councillor Philippa Gray

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Amy Redsull photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Standards Committee
Councillor Amy Redsull

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Mark Coates photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mark Coates

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Philip Munday photo
Committee Member
Group Leader
Councillor Philip Munday

Labour

Apologies

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Committee Member
Councillor Gill Harris

LAB

Apologies

Committee Member
Councillor Tom Moutray

IG

Apologies

Councillor Grainne Rason photo
Committee Member
Councillor Grainne Rason

Green

Present, as expected

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Councillor Alex Rennie photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Council
Councillor Alex Rennie

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Andrew Briggs photo
Committee Member
Assistant Cabinet Lead - Performance, Risk and Service Improvement
Councillor Andrew Briggs

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Brenda Linger photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Brenda Linger

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor David Guest photo
Committee Member
Vice Chairman of Planning Policy Committee
Councillor David Guest

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor David Keast photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Planning Committee
Councillor David Keast

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Diana Patrick photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Councillor Development Panel
Councillor Diana Patrick

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Elaine Shimbart photo
Committee Member
Councillor Elaine Shimbart

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd  (formerly known as Dianne) photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Planning, Environment and Water Quality
Councillor Elizabeth Lloyd (formerly known as Dianne)

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Gwen Robinson photo
Committee Member
Deputy Leader of the Council, Cabinet Lead for Communities and Housing
Councillor Gwen Robinson

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Husky Patel photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Planning Policy Committee
Councillor Husky Patel

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Imogen Payter photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Licensing Committee
Councillor Imogen Payter

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor James Blades photo
Committee Member
Councillor James Blades

Conservative

Absent

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Councillor Julie Richardson photo
Committee Member
Assistant Cabinet Lead - Hayling Island Seafront and Tourism
Councillor Julie Richardson

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Kristine Tindall photo
Committee Member
Councillor Kristine Tindall

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Leah Turner photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Standards Committee
Councillor Leah Turner

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Liz Fairhurst photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Coastal
Councillor Liz Fairhurst

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Lulu Bowerman photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Commercial
Councillor Lulu Bowerman

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Mike Sceal photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mike Sceal

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Neil Bowdell photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Lead for Finance
Councillor Neil Bowdell

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Pam Crellin photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Human Resources Committee
Councillor Pam Crellin

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Peter Wade photo
Committee Member
Deputy Mayor of Havant
Councillor Peter Wade

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Richard Kennett photo
Committee Member
Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Councillor Richard Kennett

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Richard Stone photo
Committee Member
Assisting Cabinet Lead - Coastal
Councillor Richard Stone

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Rosy Raines photo
Committee Member
Mayor of Havant
Councillor Rosy Raines

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Ryan Brent photo
Committee Member
Councillor Ryan Brent

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Sarah Milne photo
Committee Member
Councillor Sarah Milne

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Tony Denton photo
Committee Member
Councillor Tony Denton

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Yvonne Weeks photo
Committee Member
Councillor Yvonne Weeks

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Committee Member
Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee
Councillor Caren Diamond (Formerly known as Howard)

CON

Present, as expected

Committee Member
Councillor Carly Scannell

CON

Absent

Secretary
Democratic & Electoral Services Manager
Jenni Harding

None

Expected

Council Staff
Executive Head of Internal Services
Matt Goodwin

None

Not required

Secretary
Lauren Maidens

None

Expected

Public
Spare Copies

None

Expected

Council Staff
Executive Head of Commercial
Chris Bradley

None

Not required

Council Staff
Jane McEvoy

None

Not required

Previous Committee Meetings

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17th May 2023 Annual Council / Mayor Making

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18th May 2022 Annual Council / Mayor Making

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19th May 2021 Annual Council / Mayor Making

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22nd Jul 2020 Annual Council / Mayor Making

Future Committee Meetings

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15th May 2024 Annual Council / Mayor Making

Source

This meeting detail is from Havant Borough Council website