Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Council Meeting, Full Council
Wednesday, 5th November, 2014 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Hammersmith Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Kayode Adewumi  (Tel: 020 8753 2499)

Items
No. Item

Audio Recording of the Meeting MP3 9 MB

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25.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Michael Adam, Adronie Alford, Nicholas Botterill, Andrew Brown, Joe Carlebach, Charlie Dewhirst, Belinda Donovan, Caroline Ffiske, Lucy Ivimy, Donald Johnson, Andrew Jones, Alex Karmel, Robert Largan, Jane Law, Viya Nsumbu, Harry Phibbs and Frances Stainton.

26.

Mayor's/Chief Executive's Announcements (If Any)

Minutes:

There were none.

27.

Declarations of Interests

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.

 

Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.

 

Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Audit, Pensions and Standards Committee. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

28.

Items for Discussion/Committee Reports

28.1

Appointment of Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 165 KB

The Council is asked to approve that Mr Nigel Pallace is appointed as

the acting Interim Chief Executive for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

 

Minutes:

7.04pm - The report and recommendations were formally moved for adoption by the Deputy Leader, Councillor Michael Cartwright.

 

Speeches on the report were made by Councillors Michael Cartwright, Stephen Cowan and Max Schmid (for the Administration) and by Councillors Greg Smith and Marcus Ginn (for the Opposition).

 

The report and recommendations were put to the vote and a roll-call was requested:

 

FOR                                                NOT VOTING

                                               

AHERNE

 

UMEH

BARLOW

 

 

BROWN (D)

 

 

CARTWRIGHT

 

 

CASSIDY

 

 

CHUMNERY

 

 

COLEMAN

 

 

CONNELL

 

 

COWAN

 

 

CULHANE

 

 

DE’ATH

 

 

FENNIMORE

 

 

GINN

 

 

HAMILTON

 

 

HARCOURT

 

 

HASHEM

HOLDER

 

 

HOMAN

 

 

LOVEDAY

 

 

LUKEY

 

 

MACMILLAN

 

 

MURPHY

 

 

NEEDHAM

 

 

PEREZ SHEPHERD

 

 

SCHMID

 

 

SMITH

 

 

VAUGHAN

 

 

VINCENT

 

 

 

FOR                         28

AGAINST                0

NOT VOTING         1

 

The report and recommendations were declared CARRIED.

 

7.23pm RESOLVED:

 

(1)      That Mr Nigel Pallace be appointed to act as the Interim Chief Executive for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham with effect from 6 November 2014; and

(2)      That Mr Nigel Pallace be appointed the Interim Head of Paid Service for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham with effect from the same date.