Shadow Council

Date: Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 Time: 7:00 PM


1.   Apologies
2.   Declarations of Interest
3.   Minutes of previous meeting held on 14th August 2014 (summary attached)
4.   Notice of Motion received from Councillor Russell Watton (deferred from Shadow Council Meeting on 28th August 2014):
      “That this Council calls for the practice of individual GPs charging for postal vote applications to be directed to the Department of
      Health, Social Services & Public Safety with a view to it being discontinued.”
5.   Notice of Motion received from Councillor Stephanie Quigley (deferred from Shadow Council Meeting on 25th September 2014):
      “That this council condemns the horrendous crimes of human trafficking and modern day slavery taking place across Northern
      Ireland; calling on citizens in this council to be vigilant against perpetrators of these crimes and to be aware of the reality of
      human trafficking. That the council fully endorses the approach taken in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill, which
      is currently being considered by the Northern Ireland Assembly, to tackling these crimes.”

6.   Preparation for the Reconstitution of the Policing & Community Safety Partnership (report enclosed)
7.   Draft Equality Scheme and Draft Disability Action Plan (report enclosed)
8.   Proposed Response to Consultation on the Draft Local Government (Community Planning Partners) Order (Northern Ireland)
      2015 (report enclosed)
9.   Audio Recording of Shadow Council Meetings (report enclosed)
10. Governance arrangements (report enclosed)
11. Location of Civic Headquarters (report enclosed)
12. Twinning (report enclosed)
13. Correspondence:
      • LG Circular 44/2014 - The Local Government (Indemnities for Members and Officers) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland)
        2014 (attached)
      • LG Circular 45/2014 – Guidance on Filling Positions of Responsibility and Appointing Councillors to Committees
        (correspondence attached)
      • Local Government Forum (correspondence attached)
      • Partnership Panel for Northern Ireland – Council Nominations (correspondence attached)
14. Consultations:
      • Proposed Local Government (Transitional, Incidental, Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Regulations 2014
        (copy attached)
      • Draft Guidance on the Making of Bye-Laws (copy attached)
      • Draft Guidance on Executive Arrangements and the Draft Council Constitution Framework (copy attached)
15. Date of Next Meeting:  provisionally 7.00 pm, Thursday 15th January 2015 in Ballymoney Borough Council Chamber,
      date to be confirmed. 

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