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Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Nicky Hooley 01202 795265  Email: NHooley@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk

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22.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Mrs Jones and Neale.

23.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any disclosable pecuniary interests must be declared including any issues which may arise through pre-determination or bias.

Pro forma for this purpose are available from the Members' Room. (Guidance on declaring an interest is included on subsequent page.)

Minutes:

There were no declarations received on this occasion.

24.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2018 were agreed to be signed as accurate record, on the proviso that the following amendment be made: apologies from Cllr Shortell to be added.

Voting: unanimous

The Strategic Director advised Members in relation to the last meeting, when a report was requested detailing sickness absences for the partnership, in particular in relation to stress, that there was no report to present at this meeting.  This was mainly because the officers that would need to be involved in producing the report were heavily involved in the creation of the two new councils.  To produce this would have put more pressure on the Team, creating more work, which would be counterproductive.  The information detailed at the previous meeting was all officers had at present.  Members accepted the views of the officer but there was concern  that members had been assured that there would be plenty of capacity to do the day job and LGR preparations.  There was also concern that this Committee did ask for more information on how LGR was impacting on the health of Staff. 

Members were assured that all staff were being talked to at different stages of the transfer to the new authorities and the processes explained.  Some work could be done on this but the amount of detail regarding staff sickness was limited to what was being reported as the reason for absence.  Therefore the information would be limited.  It was agreed that an update be brought to the final meeting in March 2019.

25.

External Auditors Fee Letters pdf icon PDF 65 KB

26.

Progress made against high priority audit recommendations and audit plan progress 18/19 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

27.

Treasury Management Q2 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

    To report on the Councils’ Treasury Management operations for Christchurch and East Dorset from July to September 2018

    Minutes:

    The Group Accountant submitted a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'C' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

    Members received a report on the Councils’ Treasury Management operations for Christchurch and East Dorset from July to September 2018.

    Members thanked the officers for the work involved.

    RESOLVED that the Treasury Management Q2 report be noted.

    Voting: Nem. Con

    19:00

 

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