Issue - meetings


Meeting: 24/01/2019 - Council (Item 57)

Notices of Motion



“This Council recognises the invaluable contribution being made by EU citizens, working in both the public and private sectors, in making Gloucester a better place for us all to live and work.


This Council therefore:


  1. Pledges to support and protect all EU citizens who live or work in the City, throughout and after the Brexit process;
  2. Confirms that it believes that all EU citizens in the City should retain their right to vote in and be candidates in local elections;


Requests Cabinet to explore ways in which it can help EU citizens in the City apply for permanent residence and citizenship.”




“This Council supports the ‘Sending a Message in a Bottle’Campaign initiated by Llanidloes the first town on the Severn to encourage all the villages, towns , cities and counties bordering the Severn to work to prevent rubbish and plastics polluting the river on its way to the sea.”




“This Council notes that terminally ill employees are not currently protected under national disability legislation and can therefore be dismissed if they are no longer able to conduct their role with reasonable adjustments. This can mean that terminally ill people can be subjected to stressful assessments, subsequent dismissal and the loss of death in service benefits – all following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.


This Council believes that those receiving a terminal diagnosis are entitled to dignity at work.


This Council resolves to:


?      Review sick pay and sickness absence procedures, with specific reference to those with a terminal diagnosis

?      Make a commitment not to dismiss a member of staff with a terminal illness, due to their condition

?      Ensure that the Council has a competent programme with the capacity to provide support to any person with a terminal diagnosis

?      Provide staff training on dealing with terminal illnesses

?      Ensure that Human Resources have procedures in place to make necessary adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

?      Sign and adopt the TUC’s dying to work charter.”




“This council notes that on 28th March 2018, the government announced its intention to consider introducing a deposit return scheme in England for single use drinks containers, whether plastic, glass or metal.


This council agrees that a deposit return scheme would help increase the amount of single use drinks cans and bottles that are recycled rather than left to litter our streets, being sent to landfill or to incineration.

This council notes that supermarket chains (Iceland, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco) have been trialling a deposit return scheme.

This council agrees that the three group leaders should write to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove to encourage him to introduce such a scheme and also to the MP for Gloucester to let him know that this council supports the introduction of a nationwide single use drinks container deposit return scheme.”