The Corporate Policy Group (CPG)
The statutory basis for Corporate Policy Groups (CPGs) is set out in section 133 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by section 48 of the 2014 Act. The CPG provides a forum for policy issues which transcend the remit of individual SPCs and Municipal Districts. The work of the different SPCs is co-ordinated through the CPG with membership comprising the
chairpersons of each SPC; and
where the municipal district is not already represented, a member of such
Acting as a link between the SPCs and the full council, the CPG has an active role in the preparation of the draft budget. It determines whether a function will be discharged at the municipal district or authority level, where reference in relation to this question is made to it. It must also be consulted in the preparation of the corporate plan. The Chief Executive also participates and supports the work of the CPG.
The role of the CPG is strategic and the Cathaoirleach reports to the full Council on work of the CPG; the Chairs of each SPC report back to their Committee similarly, as do the representative of each municipal district to their fellow municipal district members. The Corporate Policy Group will meet as often as required and there will be a minimum of six meetings per annum.
Cathaoirleach: Cllr. Tony Ward
Boyle MD: Cllr. John Cummins