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Governance and Resources Committee

Monday, April 24, 2023

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Council Chamber

Cllr Kevin Towill

You are hereby summoned to an ordinary meeting of the Governance and Resources (G&R) Committee which is to be held on Monday 24 April 2023 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Marcus Hill, Newquay to transact the business contained in the attached agenda and associated papers.

Agenda documents


Agenda items

  1. 1

    To receive and accept apologies for absence

  2. 2

    To receive Declarations of Interest and Dispensations awarded in respect of items on the agenda

  3. 3

    To take as read and confirm as accurate the minutes of the meeting held on: 27 February 2023

  4. 4

    To discuss or note any matters arising from the minutes under item 3 (for information only)

  5. 5

    To receive previously notified public questions, followed by verbal questions (if technologically possible) from attending electors of Newquay.

    In line with Standing Order 3(e), members of the public may make representations, answer questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend in respect of the business on the agenda of the meeting.

    In line with Standing Order 3(f), the time allowed under this item is 15 minutes unless directed by the Chair.

    In line with Standing Order 3(g), members of the public shall not speak for more than 3 minutes.

  6. 6
    Objective 3.1 – Oversee and scrutinise the effective and efficient operation of the Council
  7. 6.A

    To receive, note and consider any planning for the forthcoming budget setting process and any decisions needed for year-end.

  8. 7
    Objective 3.6 – Internal Audit
  9. 7.A

    To receive, note and consider any recommendations contained within the Assertion Reviews and any Officer Feedback

  10. 8
    Governance and Accountability
  11. 8.A

    To receive, note and consider any recommendations contained within the draft Terms of Reference (recommendations to go to Full Council for adoption).

  12. 8.B

    To receive, note and consider any recommendations contained within the draft Risk Assessments and refer to Full Council for noting.

  13. 9
    Objective 3.10 - Establish devolution opportunities and negotiate outcomes with Cornwall Council
  14. 9.A

    Proposed by: Cllr Towill

    To recommend in principle the devolution of Porth Beach and for the office to work with Cllr Towill and the devolution working party to explore the background to devolution of this area, including but not limited to insurance, risk assessments, capital and revenue costs, and potential income streams.

    To notify Cornwall Council of our in principle, decision but not give any further commitment until the above details have been investigated and considered further by Newquay Town Council.

  15. 9.B

    To receive an update and make any decisions in relation to the active Devolution projects/Proposals

  16. 9.B.i

    To approve the proposed partnership approach and recommend to Full Council disposal of Beach Road toilets as part of this plan.

    Please note:

    ** This item includes commercially sensitive information and so may need to be discussed under Exempt Business, should members wish to discuss this further.*

  17. 9.B.ii

    To formally approve the pursuit of the Garages, Mountwise as recommended by the Devolution Working Party; to include incurring costs or officer time where needed.

  18. 10

    To resolve that pursuant to Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to meetings) Act 1960 the public and press leave the meeting because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.

    Items that will likely fall under this item:

    9.A - Porth Beach
    9.B.i - Tank Room
    9.B.ii - Mountwise Garages

  19. 11

    Urgent items for information and discussion only.

    Any questions asked under this item by members are likely to be responded to at the next meeting.

  20. 12

    The next G&R Committee meeting is to take place on a date and time to be confirmed by the Annual Council meeting in May.