Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

The Council is asked to note any apologies for absence received from Members.

 

2.

Minutes of the Last Meeting of the Council pdf icon PDF 180 KB

The Council is asked to approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

4.

Announcements by the Chairman of the Council

The Council is asked to note any announcements made by the Chairman of the Council.

5.

Announcements by the Chief Executive

The Council is asked to note any announcements made by the Chief Executive.

 

6.

Statements by the Leader of the Council

The Council is asked to note any statements made by the Leader of the Council. 

Councillors may then ask questions of the Leader on his statements.

 

7.

Statements by Members of the Cabinet

The Council is asked to note any statements made by Members of the Cabinet (Portfolio Holders).

Councillors may then ask questions of the Portfolio Holders on their statements.

 

8.

Petitions to Council

The Council will consider any petition(s) received in accordance with the Scheme approved by the Council.

 

There are none on this occasion.

9.

Questions Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 10.1 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Subject to the required notice being given, members of the public can ask questions of the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders or Chairmen of Committees.

 

The Chairman shall determine the number of questions to be tabled at a particular meeting in order to limit the time for questions and answers to 21 minutes.

 

There are three such Questions on this occasion.

10.

Questions Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11.2 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Subject to the required notice being given, Members of the Council can ask questions of the Chairman of the Council, the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders or Chairmen of Committees.

 

The time allocated for receiving and disposing of questions shall be a maximum of 30 minutes. Any question not disposed of at the end of this time shall be the subject of a written response, copied to all Members the following working day unless withdrawn by the questioner.

 

There are two such Questions on this occasion.

11.

Report of the Leader of the Council - Urgent Cabinet or Portfolio Holder Decisions

The Council will receive a report on any Cabinet or Portfolio Holder Decisions taken as a matter of urgency in accordance with Access to Information Procedure Rule 16.2, Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rule 6(b) and/or Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 18(i).

 

There is no such report on this occasion.

12.

Minutes of Committees pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The Council will receive the minutes of the following Committees:

 

(a)       Audit of Thursday 26 September 2019;

 

(b)       Standards of Wednesday 2 October 2019;

 

(c)       Community Leadership Overview & Scrutiny of Monday 7 October 2019;

 

(d)       Resources and Services Overview & Scrutiny of Monday 14 October 2019;

 

(e)       Human Resources & Council Tax of Wednesday 23 October 2019;

 

(f)        Planning Policy & Local Plan of Tuesday 29 October 2019; and

 

(g)       Resources and Services Overview & Scrutiny of Monday 16 December 2019.

 

NOTE: The above minutes are presented to Council for information only.  Members can ask questions on their contents to the relevant Chairman but questions as to the accuracy of the minutes must be asked at the meeting of the Committee when the relevant minutes are approved as a correct record.

 

Additional documents:

13.

Motions to Council - "Mitigation of the Impact of Fireworks on Animals and Vulnerable People" pdf icon PDF 110 KB

In accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 12, the Council will consider a Motion to Council submitted by Councillor Susan Honeywood.

14.

Recommendations from the Cabinet - The Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/2021; Council Tax Exemptions/Discounts 2020/21; and the Annual Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 262 KB

The Council is asked to consider the recommendations submitted to it by the Cabinet in respect of the Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/2021; Council Tax Exemptions for 2020/2021; and the Annual Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement 2020/2021.

 

NOTE: Cabinet considered this matter at its meeting held on 8 November 2019. The relevant Cabinet Report and the Minute containing the Cabinet’s recommendations to Council are contained within the Council Book.

Additional documents:

15.

Recommendations from the Cabinet - A New Corporate Plan 2020 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 344 KB

The Council is asked to consider the recommendations submitted to it by the Cabinet in respect of the new Corporate Plan for the period 2020 to 2024.

 

NOTE: Cabinet considered this matter at its meeting held on 20 December 2019. The relevant Cabinet Report and the Minute containing the Cabinet’s recommendations to Council are contained within the Council Book.

Additional documents:

16.

Reports Submitted to the Council by an Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Council is asked to consider any reports submitted to it by an Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

There are no such reports on this occasion.

17.

Report of the Chief Executive - A.1 - Membership of Committees pdf icon PDF 8 KB

To inform Council of appointments to Committees that had been made since the meeting of the Council held on 10 September 2019.

18.

Report of the Head of Democratic Services & Elections - A.2 - High Level and Light Touch Review of Members' Allowances by the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Further to the decision taken at the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 28 May 2019 (Minute 13 refers), the Council is asked to consider the recommendations made by the Independent Remuneration Panel following its high level light touch review of Members’ Allowances.

Additional documents:

19.

Seating Plan for Future Meetings of the Council in the Princes Theatre pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Council’s approval is sought in respect of a revised seating plan for future meetings of the Full Council held in the Princes Theatre, following a request received from two Members of the Council.

20.

Urgent Matters for Debate

The Council will consider any urgent matters submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 3(xv), 11.3(b) and/or 13(p).

 

21.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Council is asked to consider the following resolution:

                       

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Item 21 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.”

22.

Exempt Minutes of Committees

The Council will receive the exempt minute of the Human Resources and Council Tax Committee of Wednesday 23 October 2019.

 

NOTE:  The above exempt minute is presented to Council for information only.  Members can ask questions on its contents to the Chairman of the Human Resources and Council Tax Committee but questions as to the accuracy of that minute must be asked at the meeting of the Committee when that minute is approved as a correct record.