Constitution Committee
Thursday, 21st November, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Paul Mountford  Executive Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedure Rules, a period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the meeting on any matter relevant to the work of the Committee.  Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.


Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.




Member Speaking

To provide an opportunity for any member to speak in relation to any aspect of the constitution.



Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19th September 2019.



Addition of Rudheath Lodge Liaison Committee to List of Outside Organisations pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a report which seeks approval for the addition of Rudheath Lodge Liaison Committee to the list of outside organisations and for the Committee to make an appointment to the Liaison Committee.




The Future of the Cheshire East Mayoralty pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider proposed arrangements for reviewing the Mayoralty.

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Appointment and Rights and Privileges of Honorary Aldermen pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider a report on the appointment of former members of the Council with the requisite service as Honorary Aldermen; the report also discusses the rights and privileges of both Honorary Aldermen and Freemen.


Council Meeting Arrangements pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a report on proposed changes to Council and other meeting arrangements and the results of a survey of all members.

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Formal Resolution to Move to a Committee System Form of Governance pdf icon PDF 309 KB

To consider a report on the formal resolution to move to a committee system form of governance.

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