Decision details

Cabinet Appointments/Representation on Outside Bodies 2019/20

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Note – Councillor Robin Ashcroft declared a non-pecuniary interest in this item of business by virtue of the fact that he was the Council’s representative on both the Cumbria Community Foundation and, currently, the George Moore Education Trust.  He left the Chamber during the discussion and voting on the item.




Further to Minute CEX/12 (2019/20), Cabinet was asked to consider the appointment of an alternative representative to the George Moore Education Trust.  Attention had been drawn to the fact that the current representative, Councillor Robin Ashcroft, was also a member of the Cumbria Community Foundation, resulting in a conflict of interest.




RESOLVED – That Councillor Giles Archibald be appointed to serve as the Council’s representative on the George Moore Education Trust for the remainder of 2019/20.


Reasons for Decision


Appointments to Outside Bodies assist in the delivery of the Council Plan through partnership working: “working across boundaries, with a range of other local authorities, organisations and businesses.”


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


Not to make appointments, which could affect the Council’s ability to influence partners on important strategic issues.

Publication date: 13/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/09/2019