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MINUTES OF THE POLICY COMMITTEE HELD AT
6.00PM TUESDAY 3RD MAY 2022 AT THE RINGS COMMUNITY HUB

Present: Cllrs Irwin (Chairman), Watson.

In Attendance: Cllr M Patterson and J McGeeney (Town Clerk).

  1. Housekeeping - The Chairman advised those present of the emergency escape procedures. It was requested that mobile phones be switched to silent. If a call was received and had to be taken Members were politely requested to leave the room.

  2. Apologies for absence: Cllrs Barnes. Emmerson and Rutland.

  3. Declarations of Interest: None

  4. Workplan and Review Progress – The Policy Committee workplan was submitted for information. The following policies were identified for review:-

    • Equal Opportunities and Diversity – Cllr Patterson

    • Email Correspondence Protocol – Cllr Patterson

    • Recycling Policy – Cllr Patterson

    • Absence Through Sickness Policy – Cllr Watson

    • Absence Management Procedure – Cllr Watson

  5. Appraisal Policy – Cllr Watson presented the Appraisal Policy which had previously been submitted to the Policy Committee. RECOMMENDED that the policy be submitted to Town Council for approval and adoption.

  6. Disciplinary Policy - Cllr Watson presented the Disciplinary Policy which had previously been submitted to the Policy Committee. RECOMMENDED that the policy be submitted to Town Council for approval and adoption.

  7. Data Protection Policy – Cllr Patterson the Data Protection Policy which had previously been submitted to the Policy Committee. In respect of elected members the timescale was to refer to their term of office. RECOMMENDED that the policy be submitted to Town Council for approval and adoption.

  8. Record Management Policy – Cllr Patterson presented the Record Management Policy which had previously been submitted to the Policy Committee. RECOMMENDED that the policy be submitted to Town Council for approval and adoption.

  9. Whistleblowing Policy – Cllr Patterson presented the Whistleblowing Policy which had previously been submitted to the Policy Committee. RECOMMENDED that the policy be submitted to Town Council for approval and adoption.

  10. Date of next meeting – 31st May 2022.

The meeting ended at 6.30pm

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