To consider the Township’s delegation arrangements and appointments to relevant bodies
The Township Committee considered a report of the Director of Resources which requested that Members confirm their delegated decision making arrangements and make appointments to the Township’s Sub-Committee, including the Chair, Vice Chair and substitute members (where appropriate); the appointment of “lead” opposition spokespersons; and the appointment to other bodies.
The Committee could choose not to appoint Sub-Committees and undertake all delegated functions itself, however this could have a detrimental impact on the ability to progress Township priorities or to deal with urgent items of business. The Committee could also, if it chose to do so, adopt alternative Sub-Committee arrangements.
1. The proposed Sub-Committee structure of the Rochdale North Township Committee comprising of the Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee and the terms of reference, as outlined at Appendix 1 of the submitted report, be approved;
2. Members be appointed as follows:
a. Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee: Councillors – O’Neill (Chair), Ali Ahmed (Vice Chair), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sultan Ali, Gartside, Heakin, Holly, Iram Faisal, Rachel Massey, Rana, Wazir and Winkler
b. The ‘lead’ opposition spokesperson to be Councillor Winkler;
c. The relevant Ward Councillors be appointed to attend their respective Ward Forum;
d. Rochdale Regeneration Group – Councillors Sultan Ali, Holly, O’Neill, Rana and Wazir;
e. Township Older Persons Champion – Councillor Sultan Ali;
f. Township Young Persons Champion – Councillor Rachel Massey;
g. Township Highways Champion/Road Safety Group – Councillor O’Neill;
h. Rochdale North Township Planning Panel – Councillors Rana (Chair), Ali Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sultan Ali, Gartside, Heakin, Holly, Iram Faisal, Rachel Massey and Winkler.
3. Any amendments to the appointments be delegated to the Chair of the Rochdale North Township Committee to determine.
Reasons for the decision
The Council has established and appoints Township Committees that may exercise both executive and non-executive powers as set out in the Responsibility for Council Functions in Part 3 of the Constitution, which states that: appointments to Township Sub-Committees, Township Working Parties, Partnership Arrangements and Local Outside Bodies shall be made at the first meeting of the appropriate Township Committee in the new Municipal Year’. The Sub-Committee exercises either delegated powers or acts on any matter detailed in the Committee’s Terms of Reference on which it is essential to take a decision.
Eligible for call-in: No.