Agenda and minutes

Confirmation Hearing, Cheshire Police and Crime Panel - Friday, 3rd September, 2021 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions

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Members are reminded that, in accordance with governance procedure rule at Part 3 paragraph 2.6, Panel Members, or their constituent authority, may nominate substitute members of the Panel in the event that the appointed representative(s) is/are unable to attend the meeting.  Advance notice of substitution should be given to the host authority wherever possible.  Members are encouraged wherever possible to secure the attendance of a substitute if they are unable to be present.


Apologies were received from Councillor Norman Plumpton Walsh (Halton), Councillor Jane Whalen  (Warrington) Councillors Laura Jeuda and Mick Warren (Cheshire East) and Rob Bissett (Cheshire West and Chester).


Code of Conduct - Declaration of Interests. Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda no later than when the item is reached.


Councillor  Paul Findlow indicated that he had worked with Mr Taylor when he had served on the former Police Authority.


Confirmation Hearing for the appointment of a Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the report and conduct a confirmation hearing.

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The Panel held a confirmation hearing for the appointment of a Chief Executive, questioning Mr Taylor on a wide range of issues relevant to the role.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information in accordance with paragraph 1 and 2, pursuant to part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act.





That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the outcome of the Confirmation Hearing, pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that it involved the likely discussion of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in the discussions being held in public.


The Panel reviewed the Confirmation Hearing and the answers provided by Mr Taylor to their questions.


Appointment of Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

To consider the outcome of the Confirmation Hearing.




That it was the Panel’s unanimous opinion that Mr Taylor should be recommended for appointment.  


The letter sent to the Police and Crime Commissioner by the Chair of the Panel confirming the decision to recommend appointment is appended to these minutes as a matter of record.