Thursday, 20th February, 2020 11.00 am

Venue: The Ballroom, Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1AX. View directions

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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.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of Council held on 19 December 2019.


Mayor's Announcements

To receive such announcements as may be made by the Mayor.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 1.32 of the Council Procedure Rules and Appendix 7 to the rules, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to speak at Council meetings. 


Individual members of the public may speak for up to two minutes but the Chairman will have the discretion to vary this requirement where they consider it appropriate.


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. It is not a requirement to give notice of the intention to make use of public speaking provision. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours notice is encouraged.


Leader's and Deputy Leader's Announcements

To receive such announcements as may be made by the Leader and Deputy Leader.




Recommendation from Cabinet: Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020-24 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To consider the recommendations of Cabinet.


Note: The report on this item has been circulated as a separate document to all members of the Council. Members are asked to bring their copy to the meeting.


Additional documents:


Council Tax Statutory Resolution pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To set the Council Tax for Cheshire East Council for the financial year 2020/21.

Additional documents:


Recommendation from Staffing Committee: Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the recommendations of Staffing Committee.

Additional documents:


Recommendation from Staffing Committee: Appointment of Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider the recommendations of Staffing Committee.


Political Representation on the Council's Committees pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To determine the political representation on the Council's Committees and to appoint those Committees. (Appendix to be circulated)


Calendar of Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To approve the calendar of meetings for the municipal year 2020/21.


Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor 2020/21 Civic Year pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To nominate a member to be elected as Mayor for 2020/21 and nominate a member to be appointed as Deputy Mayor for 2020/21 with a view to their formal election and appointment as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Cheshire East for 2020/21, at the Mayor Making ceremony to be held on 13 May 2020.



In accordance with paragraph 1.18 of the Council Procedure Rules, opportunity is provided for Members of the Council to ask the Mayor, the appropriate Cabinet Member or the Chairman of a Committee any question about a matter which the Council, the Cabinet or the Committee has powers, duties or responsibilities.


At Council meetings, there will be a maximum question time period of 30 minutes. Questions will be selected by the Mayor, using the criteria agreed by Council. Any questions which are accepted, but which cannot be dealt with during the allotted period will be answered in writing. Questions must be brief, clear and focussed.