Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in the Council Chamber of Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Members present: Councillors Wade,Beasley,Lynch,Bell,Ring and Fowler,
 

                                                                                   
1/17      APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN FOR THE YEAR 2017/18
It was proposed by Councillor Bell that the Chairman for the year 2017/2018 be Councillor Ring; seconded by Councillor Wade,all in favour and RESOLVED.  Outgoing Chairman Councillor Lynch thanked everyone for their support during his term of
office.

2/17      SIGNATURE OF DECLARATION OF OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN
The Chairman, Councillor Ring, signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and agreed to be guided by the National Code of Local Government Conduct in the performance of his functions in that office. Councillor Ring thanked Councillor Lynch for  his excellent year of service. A minutes silence was observed following the terrorist attack in Manchester on 22nd May.

3/17       APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Councillors Spencer ,Hughes and Kimber.
Members were reminded to declare any interests relating to agenda items for this meeting prior to consideration of the appropriate item.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 24th MAY 2016
It was proposed by Councillor Fowler that the above minutes be approved as a true Record,seconded by Counillor Bell, all in favour and Resolved.

4/17    APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIRMAN FOR THE YEAR 2017/2018
It was proposed by Councillor Bell that Councillor Beasley be appointed Vice Chairman
for the year 2017/2018; seconded by Councillor Fowler, all in favour and RESOLVED.

5/17    TO APPOINT A PLANNING COMMITTEE, WITH DELEGATED POWERS FOR URGENT SITUATIONS   
The Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Councillor Bell were proposed.

6/17      TO APPOINT A STAFFING COMMITTEE
The Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillor Hughes were proposed.

7/17      TO APPOINT A FINANCE COMMITTEE,WITH DELEGATED POWERS, FOR URGENT SITUATIONS
Councillors Ring,Wade,Bell,Lynch and Hughes were proposed.   
   
8/17    APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE FOLLOWING BODIES
South Pennine Branch of YLCA Councillors Bell and Wade were proposed to remain in post.

Heptonstall Exhibition and Richard Naylor Charities
Councillor Ring offered to remain in  post.

Wadsworth Community Association
Councillor Spencer was proposed in his absence.

Ward Forum – anyone may attend; the main attendee post remains vacant .

Town and Parish Liaison Group
Councillor Hughes offered to remain in post.

Hebden Bridge Old People’s Welfare Group – Councillor Lynch offered to remain in post.

Neighbourhood Plan Group
Councillor Kimber was proposed in his absence.

Hebden Bridge Partnership
Councillor Fay Blackburn from Erringden Parish Council still remains in post.

It was proposed by Councillor Bell that all the above be appointed; seconded by Councillor Lynch, all in favour and RESOLVED.
                                       
The meeting closed at 7.40 pm