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2013 Mill Lane
Wingerworth
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 6NG
Telephone 01246 231111

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with regulation 16 of the above regulations that North East Derbyshire District Council has made its Members’ Allowance Scheme for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

In accordance with regulation 19 the Scheme has been made having regard to the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel in its reports in March 2017.  Schedule One below shows the main features of the Panel’s and the Authority’s response to each one. Schedules Two and Three show the main features of the Scheme and the amounts payable to Members in respect of each allowance.  Copies of the Members Allowance Scheme may be inspected at the principal office of the Council at 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, during normal office hours - Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.  Records of payments made under the Scheme may be inspected at the above-mentioned principal office however the documents are available to view below.  Members of the public may take copies of such documents on payment of such reasonable fee as the Council may determine.

SCHEDULE ONE- INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL’S RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE AUTHORITY’S RESPONSE

Recommendation

Authority’s response, given at time scheme was approved

That a singular 1% increase be adopted to all Special Responsibility Allowances and the Basic Allowance commencing 1 April 2017 for the current year only.

Agreed

SCHEDULE TWO- THE 2017/18 MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE SCHEME

Element

Annual Amount

Annual Basic Allowance payable to each member

£   5,223.03

Annual Special Responsibility Allowances:

Leader

£ 18,133.97

Deputy Leader

£ 13,030.74

Cabinet Members

£   8,311.14       

Scrutiny Committee Chair and Standards Committee Chair

£   3,967.92

Scrutiny Committee Vice Chair, Standards Committee Vice Chair and Planning Vice Chair

£   1,319.86

Planning  Committee Chair

£   7,935.82

Council Chair

£   5,013.59

Council Vice Chair

£     834.04

Main Opposition Group Leader

£   5,013.59

The mileage allowances payable (approved duties below)

45 pence per mile

Annual Co-optees Allowance

£     516.11

Childcare or dependents allowances to be payable

£7.05 per hour

 

SCHEDULE THREE- DUTIES WHICH ATTRACT TRAVEL ALLOWANCE

 

1. Meetings of the Council, Committees, Cabinet, Advisory Groups, pre-agenda meetings, briefings or other meetings invited to by an officer

2. Meetings of outside bodies, appointed to as the Council’s representative

3. A Member Development conference or seminar

4. Evidence gathering activity undertaken by a scrutiny committee.

5. Any hearing or tribunal asked to attend to give evidence

6. Chair and Vice Chair – any duties connected with their role as the Council’s civic ambassador and one day per week to sign legal documents

7. Specified number of days per week in connection with council business for Cabinet members, chairs and vice chairs of scrutiny committees, the chair of standards committee and the leader of the minority groups.

Further details of the Members Allowances Scheme can be found within the Council’s Constitution.

Below is a list of allowances and expenses paid to Members for the following years:

 

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

Councillors are subject to a Code of Conduct which governs their behaviour when carrying out official duties. This Code forms part of our Constitution.

The Code of Conduct covers matters such as declarations of interest, treating others with respect, not bringing the Council into disrepute. If you have concern about the conduct of a councillor (District, Parish or Town Council) and you think they have breached the Code, you are entitled to make a complaint. This should be done in writing using a complaint form and sent to the Monitoring Officer, North East Derbyshire District Council, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Derbyshire, S42 6NG. The complainant should ensure that they have clearly identified the breaches of the Code they are alleging against the Councillor. The complaint cannot be about a Council decision or service delivery issue. We have produced a summary of the complaints process for ease of understanding.

Detailed guidance on the complaints procedure is also available here.

Complaints are assessed by the Monitoring Officer who is responsible for deciding how each complaint is dealt with. The Monitoring Officer will decide, following consultation with an independent person, if the complaint is within the jurisdiction of the Code and if there should be an investigation, or if other action should be taken to address the complaint or the conduct of the Member, or if no further action is to be taken.

If a complaint is investigated it may lead to a Standards Committee Hearing and a sanction against the councillor concerned.

Councillor Ridgeway, who represents Eckington South Ward and was elected Chair of the Council May 2018.  

The Chair attends a variety of engagements during her civic year such as formal ceremonies, awards presentations, galas, church services, opening new premises, visiting schools and local businesses, as well as hosting a number of civic functions. 

To invite the Chair to your event, please contact the Chair's Office on 01246 217003.

Whilst in office, the Chair is given the opportunity to raise funds for a charity. 

This year Councillor Jacquie Ridgway is raising money for her Appeal in aid of Chesterfield Royal Hospital Charity. The focus for her Charity is Mental Health, working alongside Chesterfield Royal Hospital to raise money to provide facilities that will help them study anger issues, and calm state therapy. In particular, she is keen to help raise money to pay for a ‘Distraction Unit’. This will be used to try and help people with mental health issues to be focused, relaxed, and calm. This, in turn will enable the hospital to provide more effective treatment to them. The unit will incorporate black and white films, books, music, and much more. The funds raised will go towards facilities to support mental health services provided by the hospital particularly for dementia sufferers. You can visit Councillor Ridgeway's Just Giving page here

To invite the Chair to your event, please contact the Chair's Office on 01246 217003.

 The Chair would like to wish all our residents and staff at NEDDC a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! please see her Christmas card here.

 

 

 

Key Decisions

A Key Decision is an executive decision which is likely to:

  • Result in the Authority incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the Authority's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates; or

  • Be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards within the District.

Please find the latest key decisions made by clicking here.

This section of the site provides you with agendas, reports and minutes of the main meetings of the Council, and also provides a guide to the decisions the Council has taken and is planning to take in the future.

You can view minutes and agendas in our document library here

Also, if you would like to view Agendas and Minutes from Derbyshire County Council, then please go to  Derbyshire County Council's Meetings & Decisions section of their website and then choose the relevant Committee.

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