Council - Wednesday, 21 July 1999 7.30 pm

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 5 May 1999


Mayor's Announcements


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Questions submitted under Standing Order 11

(i)         Question to nominated representative of Thames Valley Police Authority (Councillor North) by Councillor Bettison


I understand that the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, during the last meeting of the Police Authority on 28 May, indicated that the effect upon police officer levels in the Thames Valley as a consequence of funding the public safety radio communications project might be “catastrophic”. 


Could you define, as best you can, how a “catastrophic” situation would affect the Thames Forest Police area.  Any indication of the best and worst case scenarios in terms of establishment levels together with any likely impact on the efficiency or effectiveness of policing within the Thames Forest Area would be particularly helpful.


Motions submitted under Standing Order 8

(i)         Motion 1/99


Motion 1/99, as set out in the agenda for the meeting, was moved by Councillor Mills and seconded by Councillor Ward.  It was then moved by Councillor McCormack, and seconded by Councillor Fawcett that a full Council meeting be set aside for a full debate on this issue.  On being put to the meeting the amendment was declared lost.  The original motion was then put to the meeting and, on a request for a recorded vote to be taken, voting was as follows:


(ii)        Motion 2/99


Motion 2/99, as set out in the agenda for the meeting, was moved by Councillor Bettison and seconded by Councillor Barnard.


(iii)       Motion 3/99


Motion 3/99, as set out in the agenda for the meeting, was moved by Councillor Beadsley and seconded by Councillor Mrs Shillcock.


Exclusion of Public and Press

To resolve that pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of the following item which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of the Act.


(9)        Terms proposed for a contract


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