Annual Meeting, Dorset Council
Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: A link to the meeting can be found on the front page of the agenda.. View directions

Contact: Susan Dallison  Email:


No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect the Chairman of Council for 2021/22.


Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect the Vice-chairman of Council for 2021/22.



To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 April 2021.

Additional documents:


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman of Council.


Election of Leader of Council

To elect the Leader for 2021/22.


Appointment of Deputy Leader of Council, Cabinet/Portfolio Holders and Lead Members

To note the Deputy Leader, Cabinet membership/Portfolio Holders and Lead members as appointed by the Leader of Council.


Announcements and Reports from the Leader of Council and Cabinet Members

To receive any announcements and reports from the Leader of Council and members of the Cabinet.





Public Participation - Questions and Statements pdf icon PDF 46 KB

A period of 30 minutes is allocated to receive and respond to questions and statements on the business of the Council in the following order:

(a) Questions and statements from Town and Parish Councils;

(b) Questions and statements from those living or working in the Dorset Council area;

A person or organisation can ask either 2 questions, or 2 statements or 1 question and 1 statement at each meeting. 


The full text of the question or statement must be received by 8.30am on Wednesday 28 April.


Details of the Council’s procedure rules can be found at: Temporary Council and Committee Procedure Rules


Public participation - petitions and deputations

A period of 15 minutes is allocated to receive and respond to petitions in accordance with the council’s petitions scheme.


A period of 15 minutes is allocated to receive and respond to deputations in accordance with the council’s constitution.


The petitions scheme and procedures relating to deputations can be viewed at :

Temporary Council and Committee Procedure Rules


Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To receive questions submitted by councillors.  The deadline for receipt of questions is 8.30am on Wednesday 28 April 2021.


Appointments to Committees, Joint Committees and Appointment of Committee Chairmen and Vice-chairmen pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report by the Corporate Director, Legal & Democratic & Monitoring Officer.

Additional documents:


Democratic Decision Making pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider a report by the Service Manager Democratic and Electoral Services.

Additional documents:


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.


There is no exempt business.