Cheshire Police and Crime Panel
Friday, 11th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH

Contact: Martin Smith  Tel: 01270 686012 Email:

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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.


Appointment of Chair for the 2021/22 Municipal Year

To appoint a Chair for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.


Appointment of Deputy Chair for the 2021/22 Municipal Year

To appoint a Deputy Chair for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.



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.


Public Participation

To receive questions from members of the public. A total period of 15 minutes will be allocated for members of the public to speak at Panel meetings. Each member of the public shall be limited to a period of up to 5 minutes speaking. At the Chair’s discretion the period made available for questions and statements may be extended.


In order that an appropriate answer to the questions can be given, the deadline for indicating a wish to speak or for submission of questions is 3 clear working days before a meeting of the Panel. The Chair has the discretion to waive the 3-day rule for issues deemed to be urgent.


In response to questions or statements the Panel may choose to agree to either provide an agreed verbal response, that will be minuted or to provide a written reply to a questioners chosen address.


Those wishing to ask a question or make a statement should register by email to: send the question or statement by post to:


Cheshire Police and Crime Panel

Democratic Services and Governance

c/o Municipal Buildings

Earle Street




A list of those speaking or asking questions at a meeting of the Panel will be drawn up by the Panel’s Secretariat in order of receipt. Copies of questions and statements will be circulated to all Panel members in advance of the meeting and will be made available to the public attending the meeting. Copies will also be available on the Police and Crime Panel’s page of the Cheshire East Council website.


Nobody may submit more than one question or make more than one statement at the same meeting, but a supplementary question, related to the subject raised in the question /statement, will be permitted for clarification at the discretion of the Chair.


Those speaking or asking questions will not be permitted to address any issue that is the subject of a current or proposed complaint by them against the Police and Crime Commissioner. They are also advised that reference to an issue that could become the subject of a future complaint by them could prejudice the Panel’s consideration of that complaint.


The Panel will not accept a question or statement if:


There is insufficient detail to enable a proper response to be provided.


It is not about a matter for which the Police and Crime Panel has responsibility.


It is potentially defamatory, frivolous or offensive against named individuals.


It is substantially the same question which has been put at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel in the last six months.


It requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.


Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve the minutes of the Panel meeting and the Confirmation Hearing held on 12 March 2021.


Additional documents:


Panel Membership 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To note the Panel membership for 2021/22, appoint members to serve on the Complaints Management Sub Committee, and consider the provision of induction for newly appointed Panel Member.

Additional documents:


Independent Member of the Police and Crime Panel pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To determine how the Panel wishes to fill the position of independent co-opted member.


Draft Memorandum of Understanding with the Commissioner pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To endorse the draft Memorandum of Understanding as a basis for formal discussions with the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Additional documents:


Panel Arrangements: Rules of Procedure pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To review and adopt the Rules of Procedure for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.   

Additional documents:


Review of Complaints pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To receive an update on the complaints made against the Commissioner that have been received since November 2020.


Local Authority Remote Meetings - Call for Evidence

The Panel to consider if it wishes to submit evidence to the consultation which is seeking views on the use of the remote and hybrid meetings.


Cheshire Police and Crime Panel Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve the budget for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider the work programme.



Welcome to the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner


Overview and Scrutiny of the Police and Crime Commissioner