Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 22 February 2018.



Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.



Call Over

(a)       Call over (items 10-12) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for discussion.


(b)       To approve the recommendations of those reports which have not been reserved for discussion.



Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:


·               Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings or

·               Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers.



Petitions and Deputations (15 Minutes)

A period not exceeding three minutes is allowed for the presentation of a petition or deputation provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:


·            Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·            Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings



Petition for Council Debate

In accordance with the Council’s Petitions Scheme, to receive and debate the following petition, which has been signed by 1146 people:


“We the undersigned ask that Gloucester City Council:


a)    Scrap Public Space Protection Orders in Gloucester and instead, use the money being invested into this scheme to provide more over night shelters and accommodation for street homeless. 


b)    Fulfill your legal duty under the 2010 Equality Act to complete a proper (EIA) Equality Impact Assessment and present this to the public before the public consultation ends and if not presented before the PSPO's are introduced or in good time, then you must extend the public consultation period to give the public adequate time to respond.”




Members' Question Time

a)         Leader and Cabinet Members’ Question Time (30 minutes)


        Any member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question without prior notice, upon:


·       Any matter relating to the Council’s administration

·       Any matter relating to any report of the Cabinet appearing on the Council’s summons

·       A matter coming within their portfolio of responsibilities


        Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.


c)     Questions to Chairs of Meetings (15 Minutes)





Announcements (10 Minutes)

To receive announcements from:


a)         The Mayor

b)         Leader of the Council

c)          Members of the Cabinet

d)         Chairs of Committees

e)         Head of Paid Service



Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources concerning the Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19, the prudential indicators and Treasury activities.

Additional documents:



Pay Policy Statement 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources concerning the Pay Policy Statement 2018-19.

Additional documents:



Planning Policy Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service concerning the dissolution of the Planning Policy Sub-Committee.



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.

·         To explore the feasibility of introducing a small  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.



Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Written questions and answers.  Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.