Agenda and minutes

Council - Friday, 13th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Hybrid - Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron / remotely via video conferrence

Contact: Nia Jones 

Items
No. Item

1.

Code of Conduct for Members

Minutes:

Elin Prysor, Monitoring Officer addressed the Council on the statutory requirement for all Members to make a Declaration of Acceptance and an undertaking to comply with the Code of Conduct, confirming that all Councillors making their statutory Declaration of Acceptance of Office have received comprehensive training on the Council’s Code of Conduct on Monday 9th May 2022.

 

This is in  order for them to perform their functions with an understanding of the Principles of Public Life, their duties and responsibilities under the Code, and also the consequences for failing to do so.

 

2.

The Members to make a Declaration of Acceptance of Office and an Undertaking to comply with the Code of Conduct

Minutes:

All Members present verbally accepted their Declaration of Acceptance of Office and the undertaking to comply with the Code of Conduct which had been signed by each and countersigned by the Proper Officer.

3.

Welcome by the Chairman

Minutes:

Councillor Paul Hinge welcomed all newly elected Councillors, all returning elected Councillors, and paid tribute to all former Members of the Council and wished them the very best for the future.

4.

Personal matters

Minutes:

a)    Councillor Maldwyn Lewis extended his sincerely condolences to the family of Ifan John Jones, Ffostrasol, who had contributed extensively to his community;

b)    Councillor Maldwyn Lewis congratulated the Ffostrasol Football Team on winning the Ceredigion League Easter Monday cup;

c)    Councillor Maldwyn Lewis congratulated the Rhydlewis Bowling Club who will be representing Ceredigion in the league;

d)    Councillor Maldwyn Lewis congratulated Rhydlewis Young Farmers’ Club on celebrating its 80th year, and for raising over £4,000 towards a Chemotherapy Unit Glangwili, towards the Ukraine appeal and towards the Club;

e)    Councillor Ifan Davies congratulated Sara Pugh, Ffair Rhos on her success in gymnastics, winning the Welsh Tumbling competition;

f)      Councillor Euros Davies congratulated Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn on achieving the Welsh Language Charter Gold Award.

5.

Apologies

Minutes:

Councillors Catrin M S Davies, Steve Davies, Mark Strong and Carl Worrall apologised for their inability to attend the meeting.

6.

Disclosure of personal / prejudicial interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal or prejudicial interest.

7.

To receive notification of the establishment of Groups and the Leaders and other officers of the Groups

Minutes:

The Proper Officer reported that notification had been received of the constitution of the following political groups formed within the Council in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990, as follows:

 

Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales Group

Councillors Bryan Davies, Catrin M S Davies, Clive Davies, Gareth Davies, Gethin Davies, Rhodri Davies, Steve Davies, Amanda Edwards, Endaf Edwards, Eryl Evans, Keith Henson, Chris James, Ceris Jones, Maldwyn Lewis, Caryl Roberts, Mark Strong, Wyn Thomas, Matthew Vaux, Alun Williams and Carl Worrall (20)

 

Leader of the Group: Councillor Bryan Davies

Deputy Leader of the Group: Councillor Alun Williams

 

Independents Group

Councillors Euros Davies, Ifan Davies, Marc Davies, Gwyn Wigley Evans, Keith Evans, Rhodri Evans, Wyn Evans, Hag Harris, Gwyn James and Gareth Lloyd (10)

 

Leader of the Group: Councillor Gareth Lloyd

Deputy Leader of the Group: Councillor Rhodri Evans

 

Welsh Liberal Democrats Group

Councillors Meirion Davies, Elaine Evans, Elizabeth Evans, Paul Hinge, Geraint Hughes, Sian Maehrlein and John Roberts (7)

 

Leader of the Group: Councillor Elizabeth Evans

Deputy Leader of the Group: Councillor Paul Hinge

 

Ungrouped Member

Councillor Hugh Hughes (1)

 

 

 

8.

To elect the Leader of the Council

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Gareth Davies and seconded by Councillor Keith Henson that Councillor Bryan Davies be elected Leader of the Council.

 

Following a vote, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Councillor Bryan Davies be elected Leader of the Council.

 

Councillor Bryan Davies thanked everyone for their support noting the importance of working together across all parties for the benefit of the County.

 

Councillors Elizabeth Evans and Gareth Lloyd congratulated Councillor Bryan Davies on being elected as Leader and re-iterated the importance of working together to represent Ceredigion in its entirety.

9.

To elect a Chairman-elect for the Council for 2022/23 to be installed at the Annual Meeting to be held at 2.00pm on Friday, 27 May 2022

Minutes:

Councillor Rhodri Evans proposed and was seconded by Councillor Keith Evans that Councillor Ifan Davies be elected as the Chairman of the Council for the ensuing municipal year.

 

It was unanimously RESOLVED that Councillor Ifan Davies be elected Chairman-elect for the Council for 2022/23 to be installed at the Annual Meeting to be held at 2.00pm on Friday, 27th May 2022.

10.

To elect a Vice-Chairman-elect for the Council for 2022/23 to be installed at the Annual Meeting to be held at 2.00pm on Friday, 27 May 2022

Minutes:

Councillor Bryan Davies proposed and was seconded by Councillor Alun Williams that Councillor Maldwyn Lewis be elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing municipal year

 

It was unanimously RESOLVED that Councillor Maldwyn Lewis be elected Vice-Chairman-elect for the Council for 2022/23 to be installed at the Annual Meeting to be held at 2.00pm on Friday, 27th May 2022