Meeting Details

20 Dec 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Part A
Live Broadcast

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1 Welcome and Announcements (Council)
The Mayor will welcome members of the public and Councillors and will ask the Chaplain to say a prayer. The Mayor will explain the procedures to be followed at the meeting including a reminder everyone to use microphones at all times when they are speaking, but otherwise keep microphones muted.
2 Declarations of Interest
Councillors will be asked to say if there are any items on the agenda about which they have a disclosable pecuniary interest which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of the item or participating in any vote upon the item, or any other pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest.
Council is invited to approve the recommended decision set out in the report from the Assistant Director, Corporate and Improvement Services.

The High Steward, Alderman Sir Bob Russell, was invited to address the meeting. This was an historic occasion as it was only the fifth time in the history of the Borough that a Chief Executive had been appointed.  Thanks were expressed on behalf of all the Honorary Alderman to Adrian Pritchard for his service to the Borough.  He was now the longest serving Chief Executive in the Borough’s history.  Colchester had seen many changes under his stewardship and owed a debt of gratitude to him.  The appointment of Pam Donnelly was warmly welcomed.


(a) Pam Donnelly be appointed as Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service with effect from 1 April 2022 on the salary scale point of £125,633;

(b) Pam Donnelly be appointed as Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer with effect from 28 March 2022.

Pam Donnelly was invited to respond to Council and expressed her thanks to Council for her appointment.
4 Exclusion of the Public (not Scrutiny or Executive)
In accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public, including the press, from the meeting so that any items containing exempt information (for example confidential personal, financial or legal advice), in Part B of this agenda (printed on yellow paper) can be decided. (Exempt information is defined in Section 100I and Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972).

The meeting was opened with prayers from the Reverend Terry Walker.



Apologies were received from Councillors Barber, Barton, Burrows, Coleman, Leatherdale, Nissen, B. Oxford, G. Oxford and P. Oxford.


Part B

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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