Change of governing model for Sedgemoor
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 January 2011
SEDGEMOOR District Council is set to change the way it runs the district, by adopting a new form of governance.
The council will take up a new-style leader and cabinet executive model, in fact very similar to its current arrangement.
The changes, which will see a leader elected by the full council for a four year term at its annual meeting, must be implemented three days after the council’s elections in May.
Among the other features of the new arrangement are; the formation of a cabinet comprising the leader and between two and nine other councillors appointed by the leader; the deputy leader being able to exercise the leader’s powers in his or her absence; and allowing for the full council to remove the leader on a vote of no confidence.
The council has decided on the leader and cabinet model as opposed to having a directly-elected mayor and cabinet model following a consultation period in December, with the current arrangement set to run until May.