Last Wednesday evening saw a meeting of the full council in Chapel-en-le-Frith.
As opposed to the previous full council meeting in May, the agenda for the meeting was quite lite with the main formal business for the evening been the council’s annual treasury management report, which has already been reviewed by the council audit and regulatory committee.
The meeting started with a brief statement from Simmondley Councillor Julie Mccabe who prior to becoming a councillor had been a senior officer with Greater Manchester Police in Tameside, which was followed by a minutes silence for the two officers who had been tragically killed the previous day.
Questions came next with three for me, on the topics of Dog Control Orders, High Peak Women’s Aid and DC Leisure / Buxton Pool. You can view details of the questions and the answers by clicking here.
The treasury management report was next, followed by a report on the size and composition of committee’s which detailed the changes to committee places following the resignation from the Conservative group of two Buxton councillor’s who are now their own independent group.
Last up, and considering the broad agreement on the topics of them, one of the longest elements of the evening were two motions. One was on celebrating the Olympics, and achievements of local Olympians and volunteers, the other with regards to the concerns other the recently announced consultation by the East Midlands Ambulance Service to close a number of local ambulance services. You can view the motions as originally submitted by clicking here, but both were subject to amendments which I will add later.