Constitution Committee
Thursday, 19th March, 2020 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Paul Mountford  Tel: 01270 686472 Email:

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 54 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 21st November 2019.



Community Governance Review: Pre-consultation Survey Responses and Next Steps pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To consider a report which provides an update on the pre-consultation survey carried out across the Borough, and which reminds members of the next steps and the process for proposal development.

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Proposed Change to the Council's Governance Arrangements - Formal Resolution to Move to a Committee System Form of Governance pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider a report on work undertaken by the Governance Working Group in relation to the change to a committee system, and proposed recommendations to Council.

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