Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 21 May 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 9-11) 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



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



Appointment of Honorary Recorder pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To receive the report of the Leader of the Council concerning the appointment of a new Honorary Recorder for Gloucester.



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)





Public Space Protection Order Consultation Report and Proposal pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods concerning the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) public consultation and seeking endorsement of the proposals approved by Cabinet.

Additional documents:



Gloucestershire 2050 Vision Consultation pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To receive the report of the Managing Director concerning the Gloucestershire Vision 2050 consultation.



Notices of Motion



“This Council notes:


The extraordinary contribution that the Windrush generation have made to our country and the appalling treatment they have received from the British Government.


That British citizens, who arrived here as children, have been denied healthcare and passports, threatened with deportation and in some cases, detained in immigration centres, such as Yarl’s Wood, for not having the correct documentation.


That residents and Citizens of Gloucester are amongst those who have been denied their rights. They have lost jobs, been refused passports and had their access to healthcare and benefits question despite paying into the tax and National Insurance system for decades.


Council further notes the events organised by the community to mark the 70th anniversary of the Windrush arriving in the UK.


This Council therefore resolves to:


Celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation by adding to our traditional Jamaican Independence Day celebrations on 5th August in the following ways:


a.     Fly the Jamaican Flag at North Warehouse

b.     For the Mayor and Sheriff to invite members of the Windrush generation in Gloucester to visit North Warehouse and to express the City’s appreciation for the contribution then have made to the life and prosperity of the City and to invite Councillors to come and meet with them.


This Council further resolves


a.     To support the events organised by the community during the anniversary year.

b.     To fly the Jamaican flag on Windrush Day 22 June 2019 and every anniversary of that day.

c.     to write to the Home Secretary to ask that he ensure that Government act swiftly as promised to ensure that Windrush victims are granted their rights swiftly and fully compensated for any financial hardship that they may have suffered.”




“This council records its dissatisfaction with the household waste collection services operated by the council’s contractor Amey PLC.


This council notes that 2,000 tonnes of recyclable waste is unaccounted for with a market value of £246,000 and that there are stories of recyclable household waste being inappropriately sent to landfill.


This council also raises concerns about the quality of the client side management of the streetcare contract overseen by the cabinet.


This council, therefore, calls upon the cabinet member for the environmentto up his game and increase the frequency of meetings he holds with Amey PLC from current quarterly meetings to monthly meetings until the matter of poor performance by Amey PLC is resolved.”




“Council notes the recent decision to close the City Council’s reception on the last Wednesday of each month for staff training, in addition to the existing closure between 3-5pm each day.


Council also supports staff training as valuable way of meeting the needs of residents and officer development.


The limited hours that Council is open to the public means that many residents have to take time off work or make a special trip to resolve issues face to face. Residents, many of them, in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 20.



Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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