Agendas, Meetings and Minutes - Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

7.

Welcome and Introductions

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Meeting.

8.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

9.

Declaration of Interests

Minutes:

None.

10.

Confirmation of Minutes

To authorise the procedure for confirming and signing the Minutes of this meeting and 26 May 2020.  It is recommended that the Minutes be circulated to Members of the Panel and be signed by the Chairman in light of any comments on their accuracy received within 7 days of their circulation.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of this meeting and 26 May 2020 meeting be circulated to Members of the Panel and be signed by the Chairman in the light of any comments on their accuracy received within 7 days of their circulation.

 

11.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Panel will be asked to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item as it is likely that exempt information relating to any individual will be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item as it is likely that exempt information relating to any individual will be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

 

12.

Appointment of Two Lay Independent Co-Opted Members of West Mercia Police and Crime Panel

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Summary of the proceedings during which the press and public were excluded (this is a fair summary of the proceedings and there are exempt minutes)

 

Background

 

The Panel was required to appoint two independent (non-councillor) co-opted members.

 

The West Mercia Police and Crime Panel tasked the Independent Member Appointment Panel with conducting and making an appointment to the independent member vacancy on the Panel.

 

In addition, as the term of office of Mrs Carole Clive, the other co-opted Independent Lay Member of the Panel was due to expire in October 2020, it was also considered timely to ask the Panel to consider re-appointing Mrs Clive for a further four years.  Mrs Clive had indicated that she would be happy to continue in the role if the Panel considered it was appropriate for her to do so.

 

In making these co-options, The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 requires that the Panel must ensure the overall Panel membership meets the balanced objective in skills, knowledge and experience necessary to discharge its functions effectively.

 

After the interview process, the Panel agreed that:

 

·       the Chairman would be authorised to offer the successful candidate (subject to successful references) the position of Lay Independent Co-opted Member on the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel, which would be followed up with a formal offer in writing; and that

·       Mrs Clive should be re-appointed to the other position of Lay Independent Co-opted Member on the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel with effect from 18 October 2020 and confirmed in writing.