Agenda Item No. 10


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Council: 29th September, 2014


Report of the Managing Director


Change to Membership of Democratic Services Committee


Purpose of the Report

1.         To consider a change to the membership of the Democratic Services Committee notified by the Conservative Group.  The overall size and membership of the Committee was considered and agreed at the Annual Meeting on 14th May, 2014.


That Councillor R.L. Traherne replace Councillor J.C. Bird on the Democratic Services Committee, with effect from 30th September, 2014.

Reasons for the Recommendations

To meet the request of the Conservative Group for a change in representation.



2.         As per paragraph 3 below.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.         Councillor Thomas, as Group Leader, has indicated that he intends to replace Councillor Bird with Councillor Traherne as a Member of the Democratic Services Committee.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

4.         None.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

5.         None.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

6.         The Council, as far as practicable, is required to comply with the requirements of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 in terms of political balance requirements.

Crime and Disorder Implications

7.         None.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

8.         None.

Corporate/Service Objectives

9.         Not applicable.

Policy Framework and Budget

10.      Changes to the composition, membership and terms of reference for Committees and any consequential changes to the Constitution are matters for Council to determine.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

11.      This is an internal matter and therefore no external consultation procedure is necessary.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

12.      Corporate Resources.

Background Papers

Report to Annual Meeting: 14th May, 2014.


Contact Officer

Jeff Wyatt (Tel: 01446 709408)



Officers Consulted

Operational Manager (Democratic Services)


Responsible Officer:

Siân Davies

Managing Director