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Meeting: 21/11/2019 - Council (Item 48)

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“This Council resolves: 

  • to require all public firework displays within the local authority boundaries to be advertised by the organiser in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people;
  • to actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people – including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks;
  • to write to the UK Government urging them to introduce legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90dB for those sold to the public for private displays;

·       to encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks for public display.”




“Council has declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and recognises the urgency of the actions needed to tackle the issue.


It has further resolved to carry out a Carbon Audit to inform the development of a City Council action plan on climate change to strive to meet the following targets:


1)    A net-zero city council carbon footprint by no later than 2030 (taking carbon off-setting into account)

2)    A carbon neutral city by 2050


Council further notes that it is important to engage with and involve local citizens in the development and implementation of plans to tackle climate change.


Council therefore resolves:


1.    Within six months to publish the City Council action plan on tackling climate change for public consultation


2.    To develop a detailed plan for communication and engagement with local citizens


3.    To arrange a ‘Climate Summit’ including climate change experts as the first stage in this process.”




“This Council notes the publication of the indices of multiple deprivation by the Government for 2019.  This Council recognises that while many super output areas have maintained or improved their position or are in good rankings nationally there are parts of the City which have significantly worsened over the last 10 years.


As an example, areas in Matson, Robinswood and White City Ward ranks in the worst 0.1% nationally for some measures.


This Council believes that urgent action should be taken to understand the factors which are damaging the lives of our citizens in these areas including the benefits cap, the bedroom tax, universal credit, poor housing and other austerity measures including the cuts to council funding. This Council agrees to commission an independent study working with local members and community organisations to develop a plan to improve the lives of people in the 5 worst super output areas in the City and to bring a report to Council in February 2020.”




“This council notes that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport announced on the 12th of October that £250 million would be made available for a Culture Investment Fund.


Of this new funding over £125m will be invested in regional museums and libraries around the country. More than £90m will be provided to extend the Cultural Development Fund which uses investment  ...  view the full agenda text for item 48