Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28 February 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

4.

Call Over

(a)        Call over (items 9-11) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for discussion.

 

(b)        To approve the recommendations of those reports which have not been reserved for discussion.

5.

Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:

 

·            Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings or

·            Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers.

6.

Petitions and Deputations (15 Minutes)

A period not exceeding three minutes is allowed for the presentation of a petition or deputation provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:

 

·            Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·            Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings

7.

Announcements

To receive announcements from:

 

a)         The Mayor

b)         Leader of the Council

c)          Members of the Cabinet

d)         Chairs of Committees

e)         Head of Paid Service

8.

Members' Question Time

a)         Leader and Cabinet Members’ Question Time (30 minutes)

 

        Any member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question without prior notice, upon:

       

·       Any matter relating to the Council’s administration

·       Any matter relating to any report of the Cabinet appearing on the Council’s summons

·       A matter coming within their portfolio of responsibilities

 

        Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.

 

c)     Questions to Chairs of Meetings (15 Minutes)

 

 

ISSUES FOR DECISION BY COUNCIL

9.

Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval for the Capital Strategy 2019/20 as required by the revised Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities 2017.

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10.

Treasury Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval for the Treasury Management Strategy 2019-20, the prudential indicators and noting the Treasury activities.

Additional documents:

11.

Pay Policy Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval for the Council’s Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20.

Additional documents:

MOTIONS FROM MEMBERS

12.

Notices of Motion

1.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HILTON

 

“This council agrees that a strong presence of police officers walking the beat in the city of Gloucester would be good for reducing crime and disorder. 

 

This council notes that around 300 police officers have been lost throughout the county in recent years, as well as a reduction in the number of police and community support officers.

 

This council expresses concern about the rising incidence of violent crime in Gloucestershire and also the noticeable increase in anti-social behaviour seen in public places in the city of Gloucester. 

 

The council agrees to lobby the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable, the city MP and the Home Secretary to increase funding for Gloucestershire Constabulary to allow for expansion of neighbourhood policing and to put more bobbies on the beat.”

 

2.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HAMPSON

 

“Protection of the environment and safeguarding the planet for future generations is one of the greatest challenges facing all of us. Whether it be climate change, pollution or the ever-increasing use of the earth’s finite resources we must all personally reflect on the effect we are having on our fragile planet.

 

The City Council can be proud of the many environmental accomplishments it has already achieved. These include our high levels of waste recycling, the decision to limit the plastics we use and the energy efficiency measures that have been implemented.

 

However, we cannot be complacent. Our minds should always be focused on how we can all do more.

 

To this end Council RESOLVES that:

 

1.     All policy documents and decisions made by the Council should formally consider the impact they will have on the environment.

 

2.     This should include a paragraph on all reports detailing any environmental implications

 

3.     The Council will produce an annual progress report which will be presented to the Overview & Scrutiny Committee to measure and suggest any recommendations for the continuing reduction in negative environmental impact.”

 

3.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR BRAZIL

 

“This council notes that Debenhams PLC has recently announced a profits warning and that throughout the UK its stores are suffering from poor trading conditions.

 

This council notes that Debenhams PLC is planning to close possibly 50 stores around the country.


This council also agrees that the Debenhams store in Gloucester is a focal point in Kings Square and provides an anchor for the Kings Quarter regeneration project.


This council agrees that the leader of the council should work closely with all interested parties to secure the long term future of the Debenhams Department Store in the city centre.


This council confirms that Gloucester must continue to benefit from a department store trading at the location where Debenhams is today.”

 

4.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HAIGH

 

“This Council notes that all people should be treated with dignity and respect when they die and if they die in poverty, alone or unclaimed by relatives that it is the Council’s responsibility to make funeral arrangements, known as public health funerals. Council further notes that recourse to public health funerals  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

13.

Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Written questions and answers.  Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.

 

 
 
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