Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: The Guildhall, St Peter's Place, Canterbury

Contact: Josie Newman  01227 862 009 Email: democracy@canterbury.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

568.

Apologies for absence

Councillor Cook

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillors Cook and Edwards.

569.

Substitute Councillors

Minutes:

Councillor Harvey-Quirke was present as a substitute for Councillor Cook. Councillor Wilson was present as a substitute for Councillor Edwards.

570.

Declaration of any interests

TO RECEIVE any declarations for the following in so far as they relate to the business for the meeting:-

  1. Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
  2. Other Significant Interests (what were previously thought of as non-pecuniary Prejudicial interests)
  3. Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests not required to be disclosed as DPI’s or OSI’s, ie announcements made for transparency reasons alone, such as:

·        Membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items, or

·        Where a Councillor knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person, or

·        Where an item would affect the well-being of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc but not his/her financial position.

[Note: an effect on the financial position of a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc; OR an application made by a Councillor, relative, close associate, employer, etc, would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI].

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Harvey-Quirke made a Voluntary Announcement that she worked at Canterbury Christchurch University, but had no direct links with the Kent and Medway Medical School.

571.

Public participation

Members of the public may speak on any item on the agenda, for a maximum of three minutes, provided that notification has been given to Democratic Services by 12.30pm on the working day before the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no speakers for the meeting.

572.

Kent and Medway Medical School Bursary pdf icon PDF 88 KB

TO CONSIDER the report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive introduced the report, which set out a proposal for the council to provide a bursary of £5,000pa to a student enrolled on the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery course at the Kent and Medway Medical School.

 

The Committee debated the report and the Chief Executive gave points of clarification. Matters discussed included the following points:

 

-       The bursary would run for five years (one student) in the first instance.

-       Alternative use of the money might benefit a greater number of people.

-       The bursary process would be reviewed in five years’ time.

-       The Council would explore with the Medical School whether a legal agreement with the bursary recipient, committing them to working for the NHS for at least five years following graduation, would be practicable.

 

Following consideration of the report, the recommendation was proposed, seconded and, when put to a vote, agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That Canterbury City Council offer a bursary of £5,000pa to a student enrolled on the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery course at the Kent and Medway Medical School and meeting the criteria set out in the report.

 

Also, that the Council and Medical School explore the practicalities of a stipulation that the recipient continue to work for the NHS for at least five years following graduation.

 

Reasons for the decision:

The bursary will directly support a student who may experience barriers to a medical school education that might otherwise prevent them from enrolling.

 

Recording of the vote:

 

For the proposal:

Cllrs Clark, Dekker, Dixey, Fitting-Harding, Glover, Harvey-Quirke, Jones, Ricketts, Thomas, Todd (10)

Against the proposal: 0

Abstaining from the proposal:

Cllrs Baldock, Kenny, Wilson (3)

573.

Date of next meeting

7pm, 5 February 2020, The Guildhall, St Peter’s Place, Canterbury.

Minutes:

7pm, 5 February 2020 at the Guildhall, St Peter’s Place, Canterbury, CT1 2DB. 

574.

Any other urgent business to be dealt with in public

Minutes:

There was no urgent business for the meeting.

575.

Any other urgent business which falls under the exempt provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or both

It will be necessary to pass a resolution to exclude the press and the public in order to consider business under this item.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business for the meeting.