Greenwich Council

Decision details.

Establishment of Member-level Bodies for 2017/18 to deal with matters neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions.

Decision Maker: Council Annual Meeting

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Agreed the establishment of the following Member-level Bodies for 2017/18 to deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions be agreed.


Standing Member-Level Bodies


Audit and Risk Management Panel

Borough-wide Housing Panel (Vice-Chair only)

Corporate Parenting Board

Eltham and Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

General Purposes Committee

Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Health and Well-Being Board

Highways Committee

Leaseholders Forum (Vice-Chair only)

Licensing Committee

Local Housing Panels – Vice Chairs only

Margaret McMillan Field Study Centre Sub-Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Overview and Scrutiny Call In Sub-Committee

Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel

Planning Board

Schools Forum

Scrutiny Panels (x6)

Standards Committee

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Woolwich Area Planning Committee


Staff Consultative Body


Greenwich Council Joint Committee


Agreed the allocation of seats on Member-level bodies, as set out in Appendix A to the report.


Agreed the terms of reference of all Member level bodies for 2017/18, as set out at Appendix B to the report, and that Part 3 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) be updated accordingly.


Agreed the Chairs of the Scrutiny Panels for 2017/18, as set out at Appendix C to the report.


Agreed that Dr Susan Blackall be appointed as Chair of the Standards Committee (and consequently Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Panel) and that Sir Michael Pike (vice-chair) be appointed as an independent member of the Standards Committee.


Agreed that the Chief Executive be authorised to

(a)  establish, in consultation with the Party Group Leaders, individual Appointment Panels based on the requirements of the post;


(b) appoint, in consultation with the Leader and Party Whips, Members to Appointment Panel.


Agreed that the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the relevant Party Whip, be authorised to appoint to any vacancies on the bodies listed above or any that may arise during the Municipal Year 2017/18.

Publication date: 18/05/2017

Date of decision: 17/05/2017

Decided at meeting: 17/05/2017 - Council Annual Meeting

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