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Nominations for Committees for the Municipal Year 2019/20

Meeting: 13/05/2019 - Civic Affairs (Item 14)

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The Committee considered a report and update paper (published on 13 May) setting out the proposed Committees and the nominations received. The Committee considered the rules on political balance set out in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 in developing the recommendations.


In noting the Leader of the Council’s proposed changes to the Executive, Councillor Robertson requested that for ease of reference in Section 2 Part 3 of the Constitution (Executive Councillor Portfolios) should list appointments that sit with the relevant portfolio holder, for example on the board of C.I.P


Resolved to:


(i)Agree the number and size of committees, depart from proportionality on the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee and to note the nominations listed below-


Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee 8 (5 Labour + 3 Lib Dem)

Smart, Barnett, Hadley, Collis, Davies


Summerbell, Martinelli, Payne


Alternates – O’Reilly, Page-Croft



Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee  9 (5 Labour + 3 Lib Dem + 1Independent)

Smart, Sheil, Hadley, Green, Baigent


Bick, McGerty, Chadwick




Alternates – McQueen, Bird, Lord


Housing Scrutiny Committee 8 (5 Labour + 3 Lib Dem)

Todd-Jones, Bird, Thittala, Collis, Sheil


Cantrill, Lord, Porrer


Alternates – Barnett, O’Reilly, McGerty


Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee 5 (3 Labour + 2 Lib Dem)

Davey, Baigent, Green


Bick, Dalzell


Alternates – Davies, Lab TBC, Cantrill


Civic Affairs Committee 6 (4 Labour + 2 Lib Dem)

McPherson, Sargeant, Davey, Thornburrow


Dalzell, Chadwick


Alternate – Lab TBC, Martinelli 


Employment (Senior Officer) Committee 6 (4 Labour +2 Lib Dem)

Sargeant, Thornburrow, Herbert, Sheil


Bick, Nethsingha


Licensing Committee 11 (7 Labour+ 4 Lib Dem)

Bird, Thittala, McQueen, Massey, Moore, McPherson, Sargeant


Pippas, Gehring, Porrer, Summerbell


Alternates – Johnson, Page-Croft


Planning Committee8 (5 Labour+ 3 Lib Dem)

Smart, McQueen, Green, Baigent, Sargeant


Tunnacliffe, Lord, Page-Croft


Alternates – Thornburrow, Nethsingha


Cambridge City Joint Area Committee (with County Council) 6 (4 Labour + 2  Lib Dem )

Sargeant, Smart, Massey, Robertson


Payne, Martinelli


Alternates – Bird, Lord


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority - 1 seat



Alternate - Sargeant


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee 1 Labour + 1 Lib Dem

Price, Gehring


Alternates – Lab TBC, Summerbell


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Audit and Governance Committee 1 Labour + one alternate



Alternate – Lab TBC


Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 3 (2 Labour + 1 Lib Dem)

Davey, Massey, Bick


Joint Development Control Committee - Cambridge Fringes 6 (4 Labour+ 2 Lib Dem)

Thornburrow, Baigent, Sargeant, Smart


Tunnacliffe, Page-Croft


Alternates- Price, Lab TBC, Porrer


(ii) Agree the nominations for Chairs and Vice Chairs as below:




Vice Chair

Environment and Community Services



Planning and Transport






(nb. Tenant/Leaseholder is Chair of Part 1 of the meeting)

Strategy & Resources



Civic Affairs










 Thornburrow as Lead Cllr



(iii)  Agree the changes to the Constitution as set out below (in capitals and struck through):




The Council shall have the following Overview and Scrutiny Committees. Their role and functions are set out in Article 6 of Part 2 of this Constitution and their procedure is governed by the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules in Part 4 of this Constitution.

Environment and Community (Scrutiny) Committee


Terms of Reference

Overview and scrutiny of the functions for which the Executive Councillors for (i) Communities (ii) CLIMATE CHANGE, Environment al Services and City Centre are responsible for and; (iii)  the community safety responsibilities of the EXECUTIVE COUNCILLOR FOR TRANSPORT AND COMMUNITY SAFETY Streets and Open Spaces  are responsible


As required by Section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 to be the crime and disorder committee with the power to review or scrutinise decisions made by the Council or by the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.

Planning and Transport (Scrutiny) Committee


Terms of Reference

Overview and scrutiny of the functions for which the Executive Councillor for (i) Planning Policy and OPEN SPACES Transport  is responsible for and (ii) the transport responsibilities of the EXECUTIVE COUNCILLOR FOR TRANSPORT AND COMMUNITY SAFETY