Decisions

This is where you can find the reports for decisions made by the Council. To view the minutes of meetings please go to the relevant meeting page by navigating from the Meeting Calendar tab or the Committees tab.

This includes decisions taken at Committee meetings as well as decisions taken by individual Portfolio Holders from May 2014 onwards.

For individual Portfolio Holder decisions before 2014, please use the connected sub tab labelled Portfolio Holder Decisions before 2014

Structure of the Council

 

Following the introduction of the Local Government Act 2000 a new political structure was adopted in Colchester. The old Committee system was replaced by a new system . Under this system, a Council leader is appointed who is responsible for forming a Cabinet. The Cabinet is responsible for most decision making on day to day matters, although it must operate within the policy framework set by the full Council.

 

A number of Panels are in place to scrutinise decisions and review and develop policy. The Planning and Licensing Committees and the Governance and Audit Committee are responsible for the regulatory functions of the Council.

 

The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet

 

The Leader of the Council is elected at the Council’s Annual meeting. The Council is currently run by a joint administration consisting of the Liberal Democrat Group and the Labour Group. The Council Leader is Councillor Mark Cory (Liberal Democrat).

 

The Cabinet is made up of seven Councillors, each of whom is responsible for a specific area, known as a Portfolio. The political composition of the Cabinet is 4 Liberal Democrat members and 3 Labour members. Further information about the membership of the Cabinet is available from the Committees tab in the list on the right of the screen.

 

Decisions

 
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Annual Audit Letter 2019/20 / Redmond Review UpdateThe Annual Audit Letter summarises the conclusions and any significant issues arising from BDO’s audit procedures for the year ended 31 March 2020. CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Annual Review of Business ContinuityThis report provides Members with an overview of the of the Council’s Business Continuity activity for the period from 01 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Investments held as at the 30th September 2020Investments held as at the 30th September 2020.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Treasury Management Strategy - Mid Year Review Report 2020/21The 2020/21 Treasury Management Strategy Statement (TMSS) was approved by Council on 13 February 2020.  This report is a mid-year review of the Council’s treasury management.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Investments held as at 31st March 2020Council investments held as at 31st March 2020CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Treasury Management – Annual Review 2019/20This report is part of the cycle of monitoring treasury management in the Council and follows the completion of the audit of the Council’s Statement of Accounts. The Treasury Management Strategy (TMS) covers all the borrowing and investment activities of the Council.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Risk Management Progress ReportThis report provides members with an overview of the Council’s risk management activity during the period from 01 April to 30 September 2020.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Interim Review of the Annual Governance Statement Action PlanThis report reviews the implementation of the actions highlighted on the 2019/20 Annual Governance Statement (AGS), which was reported to the Governance and Audit Committee in June 2020. The report included an action plan for issues to be resolved during the current financial year (2020/21).CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Mid-Year Internal Audit Assurance Report 2020/21The report summarises the performance of Internal Audit, and details the audits undertaken, between 1 April and 30 November 2020.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Increase in write-off delegation to £10,000To consider increasing the limit for officers to write-off debts.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed