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Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Council (Item 62)

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This council notes the increase in cycling as a mode of transport since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. It agrees we should encourage improvements in facilities for cyclists in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire.


This council notes that many cyclists might also want to carry their bicycle on public transport, especially on buses.


This council calls on the county council to investigate the provision of carrying bikes on buses in the county and request they work with the bus companies looks at how this may be achieved.


This council agrees that we need to work towards encouraging and sustaining climate friendly transport.”




“This council notes that on 26th December the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government awarded £830 million to 72 areas in England to help transform their high streets.


Despite Gloucester City Council putting in a 17-page bid, this council records its disappointment that the city centre didn’t get a penny from MHCLG.


Others city and town centres nearby, were successful. Swindon got £25m and Kidderminster £20.5m, with provisional funding awarded of £10m to Leamington Spa, £10m to Yeovil and £14m to Taunton.


This council calls on the leader to provide members with a written report of what went wrong. Highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the submission and what could have been done better.”




“Council notes that elections to Gloucester City Council, Gloucestershire County Council and for Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6th May 2021.


Council further recognises that the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to deter people from turning up in person to exercise their vote at polling stations.


Council believes it is essential that people have the opportunity to vote and should make every effort to encourage electors to exercise their democratic right.


Council resolves:


·       To organise a comprehensive campaign of voter registration to ensure as many people as possible are registered to vote.


·       To inform people of their right to vote by post and encourage people to sign up for postal votes.


·       To further remind people that if they are unable to vote in person or are absent for the election that they can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf.”




“That in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic Universal Credit was uplifted by £20.00 per week to alleviate poverty amongst the poorest households. The uplift is worth £1,040 a year for all claimants.


The ‘temporary’ uplift is due to end on 1st April 2021.


In its recent report: “Universal Credit the wait for a first payment” the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee concluded that the DWP was “right” to increase Universal Credit and that it should “commit to maintaining the increases in support that have been provided during the pandemic”.


A coalition of over 50 national charities has written an open letter to the Chancellor demanding that the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 62