Extraordinary meeting, Full Council - Thursday, 29th June, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Mr G Lelliott 

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Former Councillor Fiona Dent

A minute’s silence was held in memory of former Councillor Fiona Dent (Egham Hythe ward; 2018/19) who had sadly passed away.


Tributes were paid to former Councillor Dent.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Berardi, T Burton, D Clarke, D Coen, M Darby, R Davies, J Furey, C Mann, N Prescot, M Singh, S Walsh, S Williams, M Willingale and J WiIson.


Declarations of Interest

If Members have an interest in an item, please complete a member interest form and email it to Democratic.Services@runnymede.gov.uk by 5pm on the day of the meeting. Members are advised to contact the Corporate Head of Law and Governance prior to the meeting if they wish to seek advice on a potential interest.


There were no declarations of interest.


Press and Public to be Excluded by Resolution

To consider any items so resolved at the meeting.


By resolution of the Council, the press and public were excluded from the remainder of the meeting during the consideration of the remaining matters under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the discussion would be likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as set out in Schedule 12A to Part 1 of the Act.


Appointment to role of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service


Some members hoped that future Standing Appointments Sub-Committees would have representation from all political groups.  Members involved in the interview process felt that a strong candidate had been found, and that they would be an asset to Runnymede Borough Council.


It was proposed (by Councillor Gracey), seconded (by Councillor Gillham) and resolved that a conditional offer of employment for the role of Head of Paid Service, Chief Executive Officer and Returning Officer at elections be made in accordance with the arrangements set out within the officer’s report.