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Meeting: 13/07/2023 - Council (Item 26)

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“This council


Acknowledges the climate emergency our planet is experiencing


Recognises that loss of insects and pollinators will be disastrous for ecosystems


Believes that planters in built up areas can benefit pollinators, enhance neighbourhoods and be a boon for residents’ mental health.


Council therefore resolves to:


Identify locations for planters in Gloucester City


Work with partners, local businesses, and residents' groups, to pay for and maintain them once installed


Continue to identify and maintain wildflower sites


Speak to the county council and Stagecoach about installing ‘Bee Stops’ at some bus stops in the city


Encourage other ideas to support pollinator planting.”




“This council notes that on the 8th of June 2023 the government withdrew its Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill from the parliamentary process.


This council notes that the Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto set out a series of commitments on animal welfare policy.


The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill aimed to address a number of these commitments in a single legislative step.


Amongst the pledges in the manifesto the Conservative government stated that:

  • We will crack down on the illegal smuggling of dogs and puppies.
  • We will end excessively long journeys for slaughter and fattening.
  • We will ban keeping primates as pets.

This council records its regret that the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill has been withdrawn.


Council agrees to write a letter to the Secretary of State Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the two MPs representing the city of Gloucester to express regret that the government has abandoned its manifesto pledge by withdrawing The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill."




“We note that safety around schools are getting ridiculous with drivers not caring where they park is increasing, often on blind bends, there has also been a child from a local high school knocked off his bike on Cotswold Road, because of the parked cars blocking view. We have cars speeding down roads near schools showing no care about people even children crossing the road. Therefore, I would like to motion that schools and community centres to be given the authority to issue fines themselves, and the money put back into said community - the problem is it requires a change in the law, which neither City nor County Council has the power to actually make happen.


Therefore, this Council agrees to write to the relevant Cabinet Member at the County Council asking them to do more to prevent illegal and unsafe parking outside schools and community centre in order to stop a lot of the anti-social drivers.”




“Every elected member and employee of this Gloucester City Council – along with our partner agencies- is a corporate parent to the children in care in our City.


We are all responsible for providing the best possible care, safeguarding and outcomes for the children who are looked after in our City. Whilst obligations mainly fall under  ...  view the full agenda text for item 26