Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Council

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Minutes: Read the Minutes (Items 19-21)

19. Highland Armed Forces Community Covenant Update
Cùmhnant Coimhearsnachd Feachdan Armaichte na Gàidhealtachd – Cunntas Bliadhnail

There had been circulated Report No HC/46/18 dated 12 October 2018 by the Acting Head of Policy.

During discussion, Members raised the following issues:-

  • appreciation was expressed to staff for their support in taking the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly to Dot Ferguson and Jo Lenihan, a Development officer employed, at present, between Highland and Moray for a two year period;
  • the Highland Armed Forces and Veterans’ Community Covenant Partnership was working well together and specific reference was made to the Military Liaison Group which had been established to support military issues in relation to schools and discharged persons;
  • the Erskine charity was to have a presence in Inverness shortly in the form of Art for Erskine exhibition and this would highlight the work of the Partnership;
  • the Council was already carrying out many of the requirements for the Gold Award in Defence Employer Recognition Scheme; and
  • it was particularly poignant that the Council was choosing to reconfirm its commitment by signing the Armed Forces Covenant in a year of especial meaning to the Armed Forces.

The Council:-

i.    NOTED the considerable progress made with partners over the past 18 months across a range of activities which support the Armed Forces Community Covenant;
ii.   AGREED to The Highland Council reconfirming its own commitment by signing the Armed Forces Covenant; and
iii.  AGREED to apply to the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for a Gold Award.

20. Scheme of Delegation and Administration to Strategic Committees and Sub   Committees and to Officers 
Raòn Ùghdarrais agus Rianachd gu Comataidhean Ro-innleachdail agus 
Fo-chomataidhean agus gu Oifigearan    

There had been circulated Report No. HC/47/18 dated 15 October 2018 by the Head of Corporate Governance.

The Council AGREED the proposed changes to the Scheme of Delegation as detailed in the report.

21. Deeds Executed
Sgrìobhainnean Lagha a Bhuilicheadh

Members NOTED that a list of deeds and other documents executed on behalf of the Council since the meeting held on 6 September 2018 was available in the Members’ Library and on the Council’s Website.

The meeting ended at 5.35 pm.