Agenda and draft minutes

General Purposes Committee - Thursday 29 September 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover

Contact: Sally Prior - 01264 368024  Email: sprior@testvalley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

226.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors K North and Baverstock.

227.

Public Participation

Minutes:

There was no public participation.

228.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

229.

Urgent Items

Minutes:

There were no urgent items to consider.

230.

Minutes of the General Purposes Committees

To approve the minutes of the General Purposes Committees held on 12 January 2022, 29 March 2022, 26 May 2022, 22 June 2022 and 7 September 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the General Purposes Committee meeting held on 12 January 2022, 29 March 2022, 26 May 2022, 22 June 2022 and 7 September 2022 be approved and signed as a correct record.

231.

Minutes of the General Purposes Appointment Sub-Committees

To approve the minutes of the General Purposes Appointment Sub-Committees held on 12 October 2021, 3 November 2021, 11 February 2022, 4 July 2022 and 23 September 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the General Purposes Appointment Sub-Committees held on 12 October 2021, 3 November 2021, 11 February 2022, 4 July 2022 and 23 September 2022 be approved and signed as a correct record.

232.

Minutes of the General Purposes Employment Appeals and Ethics Sub-Committee

To approve the General Purposes Employment Appeals and Ethics Sub-Committee on 6 December 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the General Purposes Employment Appeals and Ethics Sub-Committee held on 6 December 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.

233.

Annual Health and Safety Performance Report 2021 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To approve the Annual Health and Safety Performance Report 2021 - 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Corporate Health and Safety Manager, which summarised significant health and safety management activities over a twelve month period (April 2021 to March 2022) covering key achievements, council-wide statistics and developments for the year ahead. The report also demonstrated the Council’s compliance with its statutory responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and subsequent regulations.

 

The Council’s Health and Safety function had delivered on its objectives during the year including:

 

·  The reintroduction of face-to-face training

·  A refresh to the staff Health & Safety information page on SharePoint.

·  Accidents and incidents at a similar level to the previous year

·  A Covid-safe election and count in May 2021 and March 2022

·  A review of the method for advising properties with ‘Dangerous Dogs’.

 

The approval of the Annual Health and Safety Report 2021-2022 would fulfil the Council’s obligation to health and safety legislation and would reinforce its commitment to following HSE best practice guidance.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Annual Health and Safety Report 2021-2022 be approved.

234.

Scheme of Delegations to Officers pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To approve the Council’s Scheme of Delegations to Officers.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Scheme of Delegations to Officers as set out in Annex 1 to the report to Annual Council, in so far as it applies to the powers and duties of the General Purposes Committee, be approved.