Agenda and minutes

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Note No. Item



Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

(NB. In accordance with the County Council’s Constitution,  the Chairman and Vice-Chairman must be County Councillors)




RESOLVED that Councillors Mathews and Chugg be elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively for the ensuing year.




Minutes of the meeting held on 31 March 2017 (previously circulated)


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 31 March 2017 be signed as a correct record.



Items requiring urgent attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.


There was no item raised as a matter of urgency.



Terms of Reference and Future Items

(a) Terms of Reference (Extract from the Council’s Constitution)


9.17 Locality (County) Committees (one for each District Council area) 


To receive briefings from and discuss with the relevant Locality Development Officer (who will act as Lead Officer to the Committee) and with other officers as necessary specific service and community issues and projects within the district and to make recommendations to the Cabinet on appropriate action.


To improve information and communication with the public about its access to County Council services in the area and to monitor its performance in the delivery of these services.


To develop and ensure effective partnership working with the City, District or Borough Council (as the case may be) and other partners in the discharge of local functions.


To undertake any additional responsibilities and allocate budgets which may be delegated by the Cabinet from time to time. To consider, if required, any grant or award proposed by individual members from locality budget funds allocated by the Cabinet in line with the Locality Budget Operating Principles set out at Section Four hereunder.


To express a vision for the areas reflecting cohesion principles and community views, demonstrate understanding of the make-up of the community and champion the participation of under-represented groups and promote integration of different groups.


To administer those educational trusts in the Committee’s area for which the County Council is Trustee.


(b) Members to discuss future items for consideration


The Committee noted the Terms of Reference for the Committee and suggested the following items for future consideration:


·         flooding

·         community safety

·         report from the Health and Wellbeing Board (North Devon)

·         public transport issues.


Members also discussed the possibility of the North Devon Locality Committee and the Torridge Locality Committee combining to form a Northern Devon Locality Meeting and the Locality Officer undertook to investigate this possibility and provide an update at the next meeting.