Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
South Lakeland District Council
15 December 2020
Request for Authorised Absence from Council and Council Committee Meetings – Councillor D Khan
Councillor Philip Dixon, Customer and Commercial Services and People Portfolio Holder, asked Members to support a request from Councillor Dave Khan for his absence from Council and committee meetings in accordance with Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 due to having to care for a family member who was unwell. Councillor Dixon informed Members that Councillor Robin Ashcroft, also a District Ward Member for Grange, had undertaken to take on board Councillor Khan’s work, as necessary. In addition, Council Dixon explained that it was Councillor Khan’s wish for his Members allowance during this time to be added to the Personal Financial Resilience Reserve as per other allowances which were not taken up by Members.
Councillor Dixon having moved the proposal was seconded by Councillor Helen Irving. Councillor Ashcroft confirmed that he would be able to deal with any matters raised by residents in the Grange Ward. Whilst attention was drawn to the fact that Grange was a three Member Ward now being run by a one single councillor, warm support was expressed for the proposal and for Councillor Khan and his family.
No Member having raised concern when asked by the Chairman, it was
RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, Councillor Dave Khan’s absence from Council and committee meetings until and including 27 July 2021, for the reasons set out in the report, be authorised.
Report author: Cat Brumwell
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Date of decision: 15/12/2020
Decided at meeting: 15/12/2020 - Council