Head of Legal Services introduced the Member Induction 2022 and Diversity in Democracy as detailed in the circulated report.
Members asked that Officers keep in mind when considering staggering start times of meetings, Employment Rights Act, which allows for elected members, who are employees, to have time of work to attend Council meetings.
1. That Democratic Services Committee be tasked to undertake and contribute to a review of the Member Induction Programme for 2022.
2. That Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council becomes a “Diverse Council” pursuant to the Welsh Local Government Association Diversity and Democracy Programme as set out in paragraph 7 of this report.
3. That Democratic Services undertake a review of the Diversity in Democracy Programme as part of its review of the Member Induction Programme for 2022.
4. That a report be brought back to Council with updates on the Member Induction Programme and the Diversity in Democracy Programme in November 2021.