At the AGM on Wednesday 14th May:
Recommended: a new Procedural Standing Order 10.3 be added:
Where a motion on notice has been submitted in accordance with this standing
order, and prior to the despatch of the agenda, the Chief Executive may seek to clarify the purpose and/or wording of such a motion (such action may include recommending its rewording) so as to ensure that any such motion, if approved, is compliant with the Council's legal and administrative powers.
Where the wording of the motion is not immediately relevant to the business of the Council, the presumption is that it will be referred to the relevant committee or Overview and Scrutiny Committee in the first instance to enable research to be properly carried out into the issue to facilitate a relevant and informed debate.
At the Overview and Scrutiny Cttee meeting on Thurs 15th May:
Introduction of pre-registration of all public speakers at Development Management Committee on planning applications so that the public (meaning those who have submitted written comment on an application) are required to register, with Democratic Services, their wish to speak on an item 3 working days before the meeting.
Futures Forum: District Council: to vote on restricting public speaking: Thurs 15th May
Here is a report of Wednesday's meeting from Cllr Claire Wright:
“The thought police have walked into the room”
“The thought police have walked into the room” - Claire Wright.