This is a meeting of the Full Council of Portsmouth City Borough Council held on the 20th Jun 2023.

The last meeting of the Full Council was on the 13th Feb 2024, and the next meeting will be 19th Mar 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed; Extraordinary

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Meeting Recordings

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Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 Declaration of Members' Interests

There were no declarations of interest.

2 To receive such communications as the Lord Mayor may desire to lay before the Council, including apologies for absence.

Due to the shorter than usual notice of the meeting, apologies for absence due to pre-arranged leave had been received from Councillor Matthew Atkins, Councillor Cal Corkery, Councillor Kirsty Mellor, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE and Councillor Matthew Winnington.

 

Apologies for absence due to immovable work commitments had been received from Councillor Ian Holder.

3 Deputations from the Public under Standing Order No 24.

No deputations requests had been received  under the provisions of this standing order.

4 Commencing Salary for the post of Chief Executive Officer (Head of Paid Service) Full Council CX Salary Report
Proposal Commencing Salary for the post of Chief Executive Officer 20 June 2023

Council considered the previously circulated report of the Director of Corporate Services.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Steve Pitt

Seconded by Councillor Simon Bosher

 

That Council:

 

(i)             Approve the commencing salary of £180,000 for the post of Chief Executive Officer (Head of Paid Service); and

 

(ii)            Record thanks to Mr David Williams for his long service to the council and wish him the very best for the future.

 

After being put to the vote this was CARRIED unanimously.

 

It was therefore RESOLVED that the above proposals be approved.

 

5 To receive and consider the recommendation of the Appointments Sub Committee regarding the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (incorporating the roles of Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer) Proposal To receive and consider the recommendation of the Appointments Sub Committee regarding the Appointment of the Chief Executive 20 June 2023

The Lord Mayor advised that the Appointments Sub-Committee had undertaken interviews for the post of Chief Executive.  Following these interviews, the below proposition on behalf of the Appointments Sub-Committee was put to Council:

 

Proposed by Councillor Steve Pitt

Seconded by Councillor Simon Bosher

 

That Council appoints Natalie Brahma-Pearl to be:

 

(i)             the Chief Executive of Portsmouth City Council;

 

(ii)           Portsmouth City Council's Returning Officer; and

 

(iii)          Portsmouth City Council's Electoral Registration Officer

 

After being put to the vote this was CARRIED unanimously.

 

It was therefore RESOLVED that the above proposals be approved.

 

6 Appointment of New Honorary Recorder Appointment of New Honorary Recorder June 2023
Appendix 1 Lord Chief Justices Guidelines for the appointment of Honorary Recorder
Appendix 2 - HHJ Michael Bowes KC bio
Proposal Appointment of Honorary Recorder 20 June 2023

Council considered the previously circulated report of the City Solicitor.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Steve Pitt

Seconded by Councillor Simon Bosher

 

(i)      That His Honour Judge Michael Bowes KC be appointed Honorary Recorder during his tenure as Resident Judge at Portsmouth Crown Court;

 

(ii)    That the Lord Mayor be asked to attend a ceremony to confer the appointment on behalf the Council; and

 

(iii)   That His Honour Judge Timothy Mousley KC be thanked for his four years as Honorary Recorder to the City of Portsmouth.

 

After being put to the vote this was CARRIED unanimously.

 

It was therefore RESOLVED that the above proposal be approved.

 

Meeting Attendees

Councillor Brian Madgwick photo
Committee Member
Councillor Brian Madgwick

Portsmouth Independents Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor Chris Dike photo
Committee Member
Councillor Chris Dike

Portsmouth Independents Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor Emily Strudwick photo
Committee Member
Councillor Emily Strudwick

Portsmouth Independents Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor George Madgwick photo
Committee Member
Group Leader
Councillor George Madgwick

Portsmouth Independents Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor Raymond Dent photo
Committee Member
Councillor Raymond Dent

Portsmouth Independents Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor Russell Simpson photo
Committee Member
Deputy Group Leader
Councillor Russell Simpson

Portsmouth Independents Party

Present, as expected

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Councillor Abdul Kadir photo
Committee Member
Councillor Abdul Kadir

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Chris Attwell photo
Committee Member
Councillor Chris Attwell

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Darren Sanders photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Housing and Tackling Homelessness
Councillor Darren Sanders

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Dave Ashmore photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Environmental Services
Councillor Dave Ashmore

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Transport
Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE

Liberal Democrat

Apologies

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Councillor Hugh Mason photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Planning Policy & City Development
Councillor Hugh Mason

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Ian Holder photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Safety in the Community
Councillor Ian Holder

Liberal Democrat

Apologies

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Councillor Jason Fazackarley photo
Vice-Chair
Deputy Lord Mayor
Councillor Jason Fazackarley

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Kimberly Barrett photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Greening the City
Councillor Kimberly Barrett

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Lee Hunt photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Resources
Councillor Lee Hunt

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Leo Madden photo
Committee Member
Councillor Leo Madden

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Leonie Oliver photo
Committee Member
Councillor Leonie Oliver

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Mark Jeffery photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mark Jeffery

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Matthew Winnington photo
Committee Member
Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, Health & Care
Councillor Matthew Winnington

Liberal Democrat

Apologies

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Councillor Peter Candlish photo
Committee Member
Councillor Peter Candlish

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Steve Pitt photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Council (with portfolio responsibility for Culture, Leisure & Economic Development)
Councillor Steve Pitt

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Stuart Brown photo
Committee Member
Councillor Stuart Brown

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Suzy Horton photo
Committee Member
Deputy Group Leader; Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education
Councillor Suzy Horton

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Councillor Asghar Shah photo
Committee Member
Councillor Asghar Shah

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Charlotte Gerada photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Labour Group
Councillor Charlotte Gerada

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor George Fielding photo
Committee Member
Councillor George Fielding

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Graham Heaney photo
Committee Member
Deputy Leader of the Labour Group
Councillor Graham Heaney

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Judith Smyth photo
Committee Member
Councillor Judith Smyth

Labour

Apologies

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Councillor Mary Vallely photo
Committee Member
Councillor Mary Vallely

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Tom Coles photo
Chair
Lord Mayor
Councillor Tom Coles

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Yinka Adeniran photo
Committee Member
Councillor Yinka Adeniran

Labour

Present, as expected

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Councillor Cal Corkery photo
Committee Member
Group Leader
Councillor Cal Corkery

Independent

Apologies

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Councillor Kirsty Mellor photo
Committee Member
Deputy Group Leader
Councillor Kirsty Mellor

Independent

Apologies

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Councillor Benedict Swann photo
Committee Member
Councillor Benedict Swann

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Daniel Wemyss photo
Committee Member
Councillor Daniel Wemyss

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Hannah Brent photo
Committee Member
Councillor Hannah Brent

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor John Smith photo
Committee Member
Councillor John Smith

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Lewis Gosling photo
Committee Member
Councillor Lewis Gosling

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Matthew Atkins photo
Committee Member
Councillor Matthew Atkins

Conservative

Apologies

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Councillor Ryan Brent photo
Committee Member
Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group
Councillor Ryan Brent

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Councillor Simon Bosher photo
Committee Member
Leader of the Conservative Group
Councillor Simon Bosher

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Source

This meeting detail is from Portsmouth City Borough Council website