Issue - meetings


Meeting: 22/03/2018 - Council (Item 12)

Notices of Motion



“Council is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, transparency and accountability in its decision taking processes and the delivery of public services.


Council believes that live streaming of Council meetings will be of benefit to residents, keep them informed of issues that affect their community and greatly enhance the accountability of decision taking.


The availability of recordings will make a significant contribution to enhancing accessibility to Council meetings for those who would have difficulty in attending in person. Reaching a broader audience will assist in educating members of the public regarding the purpose and operation of Council meetings.


The more we can engage with and involve members of the public in civic life the greater we enhance the process of local democracy.


Council therefore resolves to provide, as a matter of urgency, a starting date for live streaming of all Council meetings and proceedings.”




“This Council notes that Workers' Memorial Day falls on 28th April this year. It is a nationally recognised day when we 'remember the dead and fight for the living'. The theme of this year's events is that unionised workplaces are safer workplaces and celebrates 40 years of health and safety reps.

This Council resolves to mark Workers Memorial Day 2018 by:


1.    Holding a minute silence at Council offices on 27th April at 10am.

2.    The Mayor and Sheriff and Members of the Council to be invited to attend a vigil and act of remembrance which local Trades Council may attend and bring their banners.

3.    Encouraging all staff to join an appropriate Trade Union and to take an active role, in particular by becoming health and safety representatives.

4.    To ensure that TU Health and Safety Representatives have paid time off to undertake their duties.”




“Council Notes:


  • That there is growing concern about the levels of Single Use Plastics (SUPs) in the UK.
  • That in the UK, 7 million disposable coffee cups are used every day, totalling around 2.5 billion in a year.
  • That less than 1% of the plastic coffee cups used every year are recycled.
  • That only 1-2% of hot drink purchases in the UK are made by customers using a re-usable cup.
  • That the overuse of SUPs has a detrimental impact on the environment.


Council Resolves:

  • To write to both our members of Parliament and to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, urging them to consider legislation and regulations which will reduce the amount of single use plastic used by society.
  • To pro-actively reduce the use of Single Use Plastic products at City Council run premises, including the Guildhall, Museums and at Council meetings.
  • To work with our partners to reduce the unnecessary of SUPs in the City.
  • To investigate the possibility of offering a small discount to customers at City Council run premises who use their own re-usable cup for take-away drinks.

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