Agenda and minutes


Appeals Panel
Wednesday 6 February 2013 10.00 am

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 4AA

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: natasha.clark@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221589

Items
No. Item

7.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest that they may have in any items under consideration at this meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

8.

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2012 (attached for Committee Members only).

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 17 September 2012 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

9.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following item contains exempt information as defined in the following paragraphs of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.

 

1 - Information relating to an individual.

 

2 - Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

4 - Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister and employees of, or office holders under the authority.

 

Members are reminded that whilst the following item has been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.

 

Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to pass the following recommendation:

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded form the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”

 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 12A of that Act.

 

10.

Appeal Hearing

Minutes:

The Panel considered an appeal in accordance with the council’s Joint Staff Grievance Policy and Procedure.

 

The appellant presented their case supported by their representative and questions were invited.

 

The Head of Law and Governance submitted the case on behalf of Cherwell District Council, supported by the HR Manager, and questions were invited.

 

The Head of Law and Governance made his concluding remarks and the appellant and their representative made their concluding remarks.

 

The Panel retired to consider the written evidence provided by the management side and the evidence. All parties left the meeting.

 

Resolved

 

(1)           That the appeal of the appellant be dismissed, as in the view of the Panel there was insufficient evidence to support the grounds of the appeal.

 

 

(Unanimous decision)