Request for approval of reasons for Member non-attendance at meetings(A.111/RC)
The report, which presented a request to approve medical reasons for being unable to attend face to face meetings for two Members, was presented by the Democratic Services Manager, who advised that Cllr Huddlestone could be omitted from considerations as he was present at the meeting.
Officers clarified that the report was not a reflection on the contribution of any Members, who had continued to contribute in other ways (in particularly via virtual meetings of Forums and Task Groups) while they were unable to attend face to face Standing Committee and Authority meetings. Rather it was a procedural item, to enable said Members to remain part of the Authority.
The recommendation as set out in the report was moved, seconded, voted on and carried.
To approve, in accordance with section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, medical reasons for being unable to attend meetings of the Authority for Ms Harling until the first meeting of the Authority in 2022, currently to be held on 18 February 2022.