Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee - Monday 16 October 2023 5.30 pm

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

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Burnage, A Dowden, C Dowden and Yalden.


Public Participation


There was no public participation.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent Items


There were no urgent items for consideration.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2023.


The minutes of the General Purposes Committee held on 4 September 2023 were approved by Councillor K North and seconded by Councillor MacDonald. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was carried.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2023 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Annual Health and Safety Performance Report 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve the Annual Health and Safety Performance Report 2022 – 2023.

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Test Valley Borough Council’s Corporate Health and Safety Policy requires an annual report on health and safety performance and planning be taken to Committee.

Consideration was given to a report of the Corporate Health and Safety Manager that demonstrated Test Valley Borough Council’s commitment to:

·  Making public the Council’s performance on health and safety, by publishing health and safety performance data;

·  The ongoing effective implementation of the Council’s health and safety policy, organisation and its associated arrangements;

·  Monitor and measure health and safety performance, with a view to highlighting areas where the Council performs well and also areas for improvement;

·  Openness and accountability in all the council services; and

·  Responsibility for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for service users, members of the public, employees, and contractors.


The following recommendation was proposed by Councillor K North and seconded by Councillor MacDonald and unanimously agreed by the Committee.




That the Annual Health and Safety Report 2022-2023 be approved.