Date:                   25 May 2023

Time:                   4.30pm

Venue:               Council Chamber - BTH

Members:          Councillors: Deane (Chair), O'Quinn (Deputy Chair), Atkinson, Bagaeen, Davis, Evans, Fishleigh, Fowler, Grimshaw, Hamilton, Meadows, McNair, Robins, Sankey, Shanks, C Theobald, West, Wilkinson, Williams, Alexander, Allen, Asaduzzaman, Baghoth, Burden, Cattell, Czolak, Daniel, Earthey, Gajjar, Galvin, Goddard, Goldsmith, Heliwell, Hewitt, Hill, Hogan, Loughran, Lyons, McGregor, McLeay, Miller, Mistry, Muten, Nann, Oliveira, Pickett, Pumm, Robinson, Rowkins, Sheard, Simon, Stevens, Taylor, Thomson and Winder.


Contact:        Anthony Soyinka

Head of Democratic Services

01273 291006




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(Interim) Chief Executive

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road

Hove BN3 3BQ

Date of Publication - Wednesday, 17 May 2023



Part One                                                                                                                                       Page



1          Council Business



(a)       Newly Elected Councillors

The Mayor will invite Group Leaders to introduce their newly elected councillors who will come forward to be welcomed by the Mayor prior to taking their respective seats in the Council Chamber.


(b)       Vote of Thanks to Past Councillors

The Mayor will move a vote of thanks for the previous councillors and  invite those present to come forward to receive their certificate of thanks.





2          Declarations of Interest



(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)       Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)       the nature of the interest; and

(iii)      whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or Democratic Services Officer preferably before the meeting.





3          Mayoral Report 2022/23

7 - 10


Contact Officer:

Elizabeth Culbert

Tel: 01273 291515





4          Mayor's Thanks and Presentations



The Mayor will give thanks for her year in office and make presentations.





5          Election of the Mayor of Brighton and Hove for the Municipal Year 2023/24



The Mayor will seek nominations for the Mayor for the municipal year 2023/24.


It is proposed that the Council elects Councillor O’Quinn as Mayor for the municipal year 2023/24.






The Mayor will call a short adjournment to allow for the robing of the new Mayor.



6          Declaration of office, Acceptance Speech and Vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor



The Mayor will make her formal declaration of acceptance of office and acceptance speech and  will call on Councillor Davis to move a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor, Councillor Deane.





7          Appointment of the Deputy Mayor for Brighton and Hove for the Municipal Year 2023/24



The Mayor will seek nominations for the appointment of the Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2023/24.





8          Appointment of the Leader of the Council for 2023/24



The Mayor will seek nominations for the appointment of the Leader of the Council for the municipal year 2023/24.


It is proposed that the Council elects Councillor Sankey as Leader of the Council for the municipal year 2023/24.





9          Council Appointments 2023/24



The Mayor will move the following appointments:


(a)       To approve the appointment of the Deputy Leader of the



(b)       To approve the appointment of the Leaders of the Official



(c)       To note the appointments of the following positions as agreed by

the respective Groups represented on the Council as set out in the addendum (to follow)


(i)        Leader of the Labour Group

(ii)        Deputy Leader(s) of the Labour Group

(iii)       Convenor of the Green Group

(iv)      Deputy Convenor(s) of the Green Group

(v)       Leader of the Conservative Group

(vi)      Deputy Leader(s) of the Conservative Group






Reports for Decision




10       Review of Political Balance and Appointment of Committees and Outside Bodies 2023/24



Contact Officer:

Elizabeth Culbert

Tel: 01273 291515





11       Close of Meeting



The Mayor will move a closure motion under Procedure Rule 17 to terminate the meeting 4 hours after the beginning of the meeting (excluding any breaks/adjournments).


1.         The Mayor will put the motion to the vote and if it is carried will then:-

(a)      Call on the Member who had moved the item under discussion to give their right of reply, before then putting the matter to the vote, taking into account the need to put any amendments that have been moved to the vote first;

(b)      Each remaining item on the agenda that has not been dealt with will then be taken in the order they appear on the agenda and put to the vote without debate.

The Member responsible for moving each item will be given the opportunity by the Mayor to withdraw the item or to have it voted on.  If there are any amendments that have been submitted, these will be taken and voted on first in the order that they were received.

(c)      Following completion of the outstanding items, the Mayor will then close the meeting.

2.        If the motion moved by the Mayor is not carried the meeting will continue in the normal way, with each item being moved and debated and voted on.

3.        Any Member will still have the opportunity to move a closure motion should they so wish.  If such a motion is moved and seconded, then the same procedure as outlined above will be followed.

         Once all the remaining items have been dealt with the Mayor will close the meeting.






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Webcasting notice

This meeting may be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website.  At the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.  Data collected during this web cast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy.


Therefore, by entering the meeting room and using the seats in the chamber you are deemed to be consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for the purpose of web casting and/or Member training.  If members of the public do not wish to have their image captured, they should sit in the public gallery area.


Access notice

The Public Gallery is situated on the second floor of the Town Hall and is limited in size but does have 3 spaces designated for wheelchair users.  There is an accessible lift to the second floor and an automatic door and ramped access to the public gallery. There is a wheelchair accessible WC close by. The seated spaces available in the public gallery can be used by disabled people who are not wheelchair users, but able to use bench style seating.

If the public gallery is full, Committee Room 1 on the ground floor can be used. This is an inclusive space with video conferencing facilities and AV links to the council; chamber, automatic doors, level access, its own step-free fire escape, and nearby WC facilities including wheelchair accessible provision. From this room you can watch the meeting and take part in the proceedings, for example if you have submitted a public question.


Please inform staff on reception if you have any access requirements so that they can either direct you to the public gallery or to the video0conferencing room as appropriate.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Fire & emergency evacuation procedure

If the fire alarm sounds continuously, or if you are instructed to do so, you must leave the building by the nearest available exit.  You will be directed to the nearest exit by council staff.  It is vital that you follow their instructions:

·         You should proceed calmly; do not run and do not use the lifts;

·         Do not stop to collect personal belongings;

·         Once you are outside, please do not wait immediately next to the building, but move some distance away and await further instructions; and

·         Do not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so


The Town Hall has a specially designed lift that can be used in the event of an emergency evacuation. The size of the refuge areas (in the fire protected areas where people unable to use the stairs will wait to be assisted from the building via the lift), will accommodate 2 wheelchair users and several standing users.


Further information

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