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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D.W.R. Preece and D. Hardacre.  It was noted that Councillor M. Adams was attending as substitute for Councillor D.W.R Preece.

2.

Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

Councillor W. David sought advice in relation to the need to declare an interest as the Head Teacher of the school associated with this application was a close relative, however the applicant was not known to him. The Head of People Services advised that as the applicant was not know to him and was employed by the Infrastructure Division not the school there was no need to declare but this was a matter for the individual member. 

 

Councillor W. David wished it to be noted that he declared a personal but not prejudicial interest for the reason stated.

3.

To receive and consider the following report which, in the opinion of the Proper Officer may be discussed when the meeting is not open to the public and first to consider whether the public interest requires that the meeting should be closed to the public for consideration of this item: - pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

Members considered the public interest test certificates from the Proper Officer and concluded that on balance the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.  By show of hands this was unanimously agreed.

 

                        RESOLVED that in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting because of the likely disclosure to them of exempt information as identified in paragraphs 12 and 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

4.

Application for Early Retirement by Mutual Consent on Grounds of Business Efficiency in the Infrastructure Division, Communities Directorate.

Minutes:

 

            Following detailed discussion of the application it was moved and seconded that the recommendations within the report be approved.  By show of hands this was unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED that the application for early retirement with access to non-actuarially reduced pension benefits under the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) be approved.