Meeting Details

Full Council
24 May 2023 - 18:30 to 20:06
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Meeting Details

Members are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Full Council

to be held in the Deben Conference Room, East Suffolk House, Melton

on Wednesday, 24 May 2023 at 6.30pm.


This meeting will be broadcast to the public via the East Suffolk YouTube Channel at

Open To The Public
1 Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence, if any.

2 Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of interests, and the nature of that interest, that they may have in relation to items on the Agenda and are also reminded to make any declarations at any stage during the Meeting if it becomes apparent that this may be required when a particular item or issue is considered.

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 22 February 2023.
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting held on 8 March 2023.
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 15 March 2023.
4 Announcements

To receive any announcements from the retiring Chairman.

5 Election of a Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the 2023/24 Municipal Year.

6 Election of a Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the 2023/24 Municipal Year.

7 Election of a Leader of the Council
To elect the Leader of the Council for the four-year term May 2023 to May 2027 (to include Cabinet appointments).
8 Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Leader of the Council, Members of the Cabinet, or the Chief Executive, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 5.1(e).

14 Date of next Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 at 6.00pm in the Conference Room at Riverside, Lowestoft.

There are no Exempt or Confidential items for this Agenda.


Declarations of Interests

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


Officers present:
Chris Bally (Chief Executive), Chris Bing (Head of Legal and Democratic Services & Monitoring Officer), Kate Blakemore (Strategic Director), Phil Harris (Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager), Andy Jarvis (Strategic Director), Nick Khan (Strategic Director), Matt Makin (Democratic Services Officer (Regulatory)), Sue Meeken (Labour Political Group Support Officer), Agnes Ogundiran (Conservative Political Group Support Officer), Nicole Rickard (Head of Communities), Lorraine Rogers (Chief Finance Officer and Section 151 Officer), Isabel Rolfe (GLI Political Group Support Officer), Paul Wood (Head of Economic Development and Regeneration), Nicola Wotton (Deputy Democratic Services Manager)

Others present:
Councillor Chris Blundell (outgoing Vice-Chairman of the Council)