Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Thursday, 19th November 2020 6.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

34.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 570 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 24 September 2020.

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35.

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.

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36.

Call Over

(a)       Call over (items 9 and 10) 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.

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37.

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.

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38.

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

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39.

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

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40.

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)

 

 

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41.

Revocation of Planning Briefs, Supplementary Planning Guidance and Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy seeking approval to revoke several Planning Briefs, Supplementary Planning Guidance notes and Supplementary Planning Documents.

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42.

Political Balance on Committees - Review pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service concerning a review of political balance on committees following a change to the political composition of the Council.

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43.

Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 214 KB

1.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HILTON

 

“This council welcomes the gathering of £6 million of public funds to carry out major refurbishment of Gloucester Railway Station.

 

This council agrees that the proposed changes at the railway station will enhance the rail passenger experience and along with our new bus station give Gloucester a first class public transport hub fit for the 21st Century.

 

This council agrees that Gloucester has waited a long time for the railway station upgrade with the proposals for the underpass upgrade being on the cards since the early noughties.

 

This council agrees that the long awaited upgrade of the underpass from Great Western Road to Bruton Way must be the first priority for construction and completion.

 

This council agrees that the project team should ensure that construction work is started in the first quarter on 2021.”

 

2.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR MELVIN

 

In January 2018 Gloucester City Council adopted the MND Charter and in doing so agreed to help achieve better outcomes for those living with motor neurone disease.

 

The five points of that charter were

 

·       the right to an early diagnosis and information;

·       the right to access quality care and treatments;

·       the right to be treated as individuals and with dignity and respect;

·       the right to maximise their quality of life; and carers of people with MND have the right to be valued, respected, listened to and well-supported.

 

This disease is fatal, rapidly progressing and it has no cure. It affects around 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and sadly, due to the speed it progresses, many of these adults die without the right care, a suitable wheelchair, or any support to communicate with their loved ones.

 

This Council recognises that we work with many individuals with a range of illnesses and disabilities and, although we dont directly provide care or equipment, we do have a role to play to make sure our residents are supported in ways which best meet their needs. Whilst the Council cannot prioritise one disease or disability over another we do recognise the unique and personal ways peoples lives are affected by MND.

 

This motion is to reiterate our commitment to the Charter adopted in January 2018.

 

This Council commits to:

 

·       We commit to understanding the experiences of those living with MND and how our services can better respond to their progressive illness. 

·       We commit to monitoring and reviewing services being delivered to those with MND to ensure that everything that can be done will be done to make their lives as dignified as possible.

·       We commit to a communications campaign that would help to hear the voices of people with MND and their experiences of dealing with/ working with the Council & schedule in next years communications planning.”

 

3.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HANSDOT

 

“Council notes:

 

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44.

Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 513 KB

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

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