Committee details

Urgency Procedure - Executive Functions

Purpose of committee

These pages list any decisions, including key decisions, taken by the Chief Executive under urgency provisions – Executive functions as set out in Part 3.6 of the Council’s Constitution.


·  Subject to consultation with the Leader of the Council (or in his/her absence the Deputy Leader) where possible, the Chief Executive (and his or her appointed deputy in the case of absence) shall have the power to exercise executive functions in cases of emergency or urgency.


When deciding whether a matter is an emergency or urgent, consideration should be given to the following:


·  whether it is prejudicial to the Council’s interest to delay

·  whether it is practicable to call an emergency member meeting or use the Leader’s Action process

·  whether it is appropriate to refer the matter to a member meeting following the action.