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Human Resources Sub-Committee

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Council Chamber

Cllr Kevin Towill

You are hereby summoned to an ordinary meeting of the Human Resources (HR) Sub-Committee which is to be held on Wednesday 20 March 2024 at 10am 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 apologies for absence

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    To receive, consider and make any recommendations (or decisions subject to Terms of Reference) on the following policies/ procedures/ schemes (listed if relevant):
    A. Annual Leave - Limitations on leave depending on service and time of year (subject to staff consultation)

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 5.A

    To take as read and confirm as accurate the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2023

  7. 5.B

    To discuss or note any matters arising from the minutes under item 6A (for information only unless on the agenda).

  8. 5.C

    To receive, consider and make any decisions or recommendations in relation to the following correspondence (attached if any).

  9. 5.C.i

    From: laura hunter
    Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 13:37

    Subject: Moving Towards a Zero Suicide Society - the Jordan Legacy - For the Attention of the Chief Executive Officer

    Dear Chief Executive Officer,

    I'm contacting you on behalf of The Jordan Legacy, which was set up by Steve Phillip after losing his son Jordan to suicide, aged 34, in December 2019 - it's just coming up to the 4th anniversary of losing Jordan.

    The Jordan Legacy has a focused mission to facilitate practical action to get the suicide numbers down from the unacceptably high (and needlessly high) level of 6000+ preventable deaths every year in the UK (5000+ preventable deaths in England each year for the past 15 years); working collaboratively with national government, local government, NHS, the education system, charities & community organisations, employers, etc, to achieve this reduction.

    Is this a subject you know about or would like to know more about, or to be more involved in?

    Steve Phillip & Paul Vittles have recently carried out action research and published a report 'Moving Towards a Zero Suicide Society' which many of those working in suicide prevention have called 'ground breaking'.

    You can access the report via this link to The Jordan Legacy website:


    I've also attached the report as a pdf.

    Several local Suicide Prevention Leads have said they'll draw from The Jordan Legacy report in creating, adapting or updating their suicide prevention strategies & plans for the next 5 years, partly because of the strength of The Jordan Legacy's work in mapping out its Zero Suicide Society vision, model & transformation programme, and partly because they've been so disappointed with the Government's latest 'low ambition, no reduction target, no new money' National Strategy.

    Here's The Jordan Legacy's published response to the new National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England, 2023-2028:


    You may also be interested in a live petition to parliament which was launched by The Jordan Legacy after collating all of the key practical actions required of national government & parliament that emerged from Paul & Steve's action research:


    The petition is getting close to the 10,000 signatures threshold which would require the Government to provide a formal, written response to the petition proposals.

    It will be interesting to see what the Government's response is - to the package of measures, and the individual components.

    Please let me know if you want me to connect you with Paul & Steve at The Jordan Legacy. Here is the link to the Jordan Legacy's
    LinkedIn page: Jordan Legacy

    Kind regards,

    Laura Hunter

  10. 5.D

    To receive, consider and decide on Staffing matters brought before the committee by the Town Clerk which involve; subject to staff consultation and relevant advice where required/appropriate (Confidential report(s) to follow at the meeting):

  11. 5.D.i

    To receive, consider and reach a determination on any recommendations contained within Confidential General Staff Updates Report (this report is confidential and sensitive)

  12. 5.D.ii

    To receive, consider and reach a determination on any formal requests from officers of the Council (attached if any).

    (A) - Flexible Working Request x 1

  13. 5.D.iii

    To receive, note and make any decisions on any recommendations contained in the training report.

  14. 5.E

    To receive, consider and make a determination on any updates on Safeguarding issues and training (if needed).

  15. 6

    To discuss items for information only. Please note decisions cannot legally be made under this item.

  16. 7

    The next scheduled Human Resources Sub-Committee meeting is to be agreed at the Annual Council Meeting.