Annual Council, Council - Wednesday, 17 May 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: The Ridgeway, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX

Contact: Steven Corrigan, Democratic Services Manager  Email:

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Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence.


Election of Chair

To elect a chair of council for the municipal year 2023/24.



Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a vice-chair of council for the municipal year 2023/24.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 611 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Council minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2023. 


Declarations of interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and non-registrable interests or any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 



Urgent business and chair's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 


Appointment to committees, panels and joint committees for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider the report of the head of legal and democratic on the appointment to those committees required to be politically balanced together with the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee, the Licensing Acts Committee, area committees and joint committees.



Election of leader of the council

Council is invited to elect a leader of the council in accordance with the Cabinet arrangements and procedure rules as set out in the council’s constitution for a term of office beginning immediately and ending on the date of the annual Council meeting in May 2027 (following the district council elections scheduled for May 2027).


The leader of the council will report on:

· the appointment of the deputy leader of the council

· the membership of the Cabinet and the allocation of portfolios

· the leader’s scheme of delegation to cabinet members and officers



Allowances for Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider the head of legal and democratic’s report. 

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