Chair of the Council Open or Close
Cllr Huckerby is the Chair of the Council for 2019 / 2020.
Councillor Carol Huckerby, who represents the Barlow & Holmesfield Ward, was elected Chair of the Council on Monday 20 May 2019.
She is keen to use her year in office as First Citizen of the District to raise money for those who provide support and assistance to children and young people with life threatening illnesses and their families.
As well as raising money to help provide this support, she also wants to highlight just how important it is for those children and young people who need care and their families to be able to make the most of their time together and for them to live their lives to the full, with respect and dignity.
Councillor Huckerby has chosen the ‘Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia)’. PACT is run by parents themselves and is passionate about being there for other parents and children who also face the same challenges of cancer and leukaemia. They do this by sharing their own experiences, offering emotional support as well as much needed assistance, such as meals so that parents do not need to leave the side of their children, accommodation at the PACT house close to the hospital and family holiday breaks, so that they can all recover after their children have undergone periods of treatment.
At her inauguration as Chair, Councillor Huckerby gave a promise to be a fair and even-handed and to treat all councillors equally. She also promised to serve the wider community. North East Derbyshire is a great place with great people. Her goal is to be the ‘First Citizen’ for all of the District and to speak for everyone in North East Derbyshire. She intends to meet as many people as possible over the next twelve months and to represent North East Derbyshire across the region and the country as a whole.
Committees, Agendas and Minutes Open or Close
This section of the site provides you with agendas, reports and minutes of the main meetings of the Council, and also provides a guide to the decisions the Council has taken and is planning to take in the future.
You can view minutes and agendas in our document library here
Also, if you would like to view Agendas and Minutes from Derbyshire County Council, then please go to Derbyshire County Council's Meetings & Decisions section of their website and then choose the relevant Committee.
Constitution Open or Close
We have adopted a Constitution which sets out how we operate and how we make decisions.
Our constitution is in several parts:-
In Part 1 is a Summary of the Constitution;
In Part 2 are 12 articles which explain how key parts of the Council work;
In Part 3 are details about who can do what in the Council;
In Part 4 are detailed rules about how particular things operate;
In Part 5 are codes and protocols about how Councillors and staff should behave and details of what Councillors can be paid;
In Part 6 is an A – Z of the Constitution where the meanings of particular words within the Constitution are given.
A full copy of our Constitution is available to download.
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Councillors Allowances Open or Close
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with regulation 16 of the above regulations that North East Derbyshire District Council has made its Members’ Allowance Scheme for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
In accordance with regulation 19 the Scheme has been made having regard to the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel in its reports in March 2017. Schedule One below shows the main features of the Panel’s and the Authority’s response to each one. Schedules Two and Three show the main features of the Scheme and the amounts payable to Members in respect of each allowance. Copies of the Members Allowance Scheme may be inspected at the principal office of the Council at 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, during normal office hours - Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Records of payments made under the Scheme may be inspected at the above-mentioned principal office however the documents are available to view below. Members of the public may take copies of such documents on payment of such reasonable fee as the Council may determine.
SCHEDULE ONE- INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL’S RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE AUTHORITY’S RESPONSE
Authority’s response, given at time scheme was approved
That a singular 1% increase be adopted to all Special Responsibility Allowances and the Basic Allowance commencing 1 April 2017 for the current year only.
SCHEDULE TWO- THE 2017/18 MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE SCHEME
Annual Basic Allowance payable to each member
Annual Special Responsibility Allowances:
Scrutiny Committee Chair and Standards Committee Chair
Scrutiny Committee Vice Chair, Standards Committee Vice Chair and Planning Vice Chair
Planning Committee Chair
Council Vice Chair
Main Opposition Group Leader
The mileage allowances payable (approved duties below)
45 pence per mile
Annual Co-optees Allowance
Childcare or dependents allowances to be payable
£7.05 per hour
SCHEDULE THREE- DUTIES WHICH ATTRACT TRAVEL ALLOWANCE
1. Meetings of the Council, Committees, Cabinet, Advisory Groups, pre-agenda meetings, briefings or other meetings invited to by an officer
2. Meetings of outside bodies, appointed to as the Council’s representative
3. A Member Development conference or seminar
4. Evidence gathering activity undertaken by a scrutiny committee.
5. Any hearing or tribunal asked to attend to give evidence
6. Chair and Vice Chair – any duties connected with their role as the Council’s civic ambassador and one day per week to sign legal documents
7. Specified number of days per week in connection with council business for Cabinet members, chairs and vice chairs of scrutiny committees, the chair of standards committee and the leader of the minority groups.
Further details of the Members Allowances Scheme can be found within the Council’s Constitution.
Below is a list of allowances and expenses paid to Members for the following years:
Councillors Code of Conduct Open or Close
Councillors are subject to a Code of Conduct which governs their behaviour when carrying out official duties. This Code forms part of our Constitution.
The Code of Conduct covers matters such as declarations of interest, treating others with respect, not bringing the Council into disrepute. If you have concern about the conduct of a councillor (District, Parish or Town Council) and you think they have breached the Code, you are entitled to make a complaint. This should be done in writing using a complaint form and sent to the Monitoring Officer, North East Derbyshire District Council, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Derbyshire, S42 6NG. The complainant should ensure that they have clearly identified the breaches of the Code they are alleging against the Councillor. The complaint cannot be about a Council decision or service delivery issue. We have produced a summary of the complaints process for ease of understanding.
Detailed guidance on the complaints procedure is also available here.
Complaints are assessed by the Monitoring Officer who is responsible for deciding how each complaint is dealt with. The Monitoring Officer will decide, following consultation with an independent person, if the complaint is within the jurisdiction of the Code and if there should be an investigation, or if other action should be taken to address the complaint or the conduct of the Member, or if no further action is to be taken.
If a complaint is investigated it may lead to a Standards Committee Hearing and a sanction against the councillor concerned.
Delegated Decisions Open or Close
The following executive decisions have been made by officers under delegated powers.
They are recorded and published in accordance with the Local Authority (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.
You can view the delegated decisions in our document library here
Key Decisions Open or Close
A Key Decision is an executive decision which is likely to:
Result in the Authority incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the Authority's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or
Be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards within the District.
Please find the latest key decisions made by clicking here.
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Scrutiny Open or Close
Overview and Scrutiny helps to inform the Council’s decision making and policy development, and drive improvement in public services. It does this by monitoring the work of the council and making recommendations on the way services are provided.
An Annual Report is published each year, which takes a look back at the work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees for the past 12 months.
Audit and Corporate Governance Scrutiny Committee
The Members of the Audit & Governance Scrutiny Committee are as follows;
Audit and Corporate Governance Scrutiny
Cllrs W Armitage, M Foster,
A Hutchinson, K Tait & M Roe
Cllrs N Barker, P Kerry, & G Morley
Cllr R Shipman
The relevant documents for each meeting of the Audit and Corporate Governance Scrutiny Committee can be found here.
Communities Scrutiny Committee
The Communities Scrutiny Committee has responsibility for scrutinising issues relating to:-
- Statutory Crime and Disorder
- Community Safety
- Health and Well Being
- Street Scene
- Environment Health (including Licensing)
- Housing Management
- Emergency Planning
- Estates and Property
The members of the Communities Scrutiny Committee are:-
Cllrs L Deighton, M Foster, O Gomez-Reaney, R Hall & K Tait
Cllrs C Hunt, EA Hill & J Lilley
Cllr D Hancock
The relevant documents for each meeting of the Communities Scrutiny Committee can be viewed here.
Growth Scrutiny Committee
The Growth Scrutiny has responsibility for scrutinising issues relating to:-
- Local Enterprise Partnership and Combined Authorities
- Economic Development
- Asset Management
- Strategic Housing - Housing Strategy
The members of the Growth Scrutiny Committee are:-
Cllrs S Clough, D Ruff, A Hutchinson, C Renwick & N Whitehead
Cllrs S Cornwell,
L Hartshorne, & J Barry
Cllr J Funnell
The relevant documents for each meeting of the Communities Scrutiny Committee can be viewed here.
Organisation Scrutiny Committee
The Organisation Scrutiny Committee has responsibility for scrutinising issues relating to:-
- Communication and Consultation
- Customer Services
- Human Resources
- Revenue and Benefits
- Strategy and Performance
- Shared Services
- Commissioning/De-Commissioning Services
- Self Regulation
- Transformation Programme
The members of the Organisation Scrutiny Committee are:-
Cllrs P Bone, M Emmens, A Foster, H Liggett & M Potts
Cllrs J Birkin, B Wright & M Jones
Cllr J Funnell
The relevant douments for each meeting of the Communities Scrutiny Committee can be viewed here.
Each year, the Overview and Scrutiny Committees carry out a number of themed reviews. Please use the links below to view by year.
2017 / 2018
Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Report Tourism and Growth Scrutiny Report
2016 / 2017
A61 Scrutiny Review The Impact of Town Centre Environments on Community Safety
2015 / 2016
Environmental Despoilment Scrutiny Report 2015/16 Vacant Land Scrutiny Review Report 2015/16 Safeguarding Arrangements Review 2015/16 Admin arrangements Scrutiny Review 2015/16
2014 / 2015
Anti Social Behaviour and Young People Scrutiny Mental Health Services Scrutiny Review Working with Parish and Town Councils Scrutiny Review
2013 / 2014
The Allocations Experience Scrutiny Review The Relationship Between the Council and Rykneld Homes Scrutiny Review Tourism Scrutiny Review
2012 / 2013
Child Poverty Scrutiny Review Joint ICT Service Scrutiny Review Welfare Reforms Scrutiny Review
2011 / 2012
Income Generation Scrutiny Review Safeguarding Children Scrutiny Review
If you have a specific enquiry regarding our Scrutiny Committees that is not answered on these webpages, please complete the general enquiry form on the Contact Us button above ,or contact us using the contact details on the right of this page.