Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 12 July 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 (item 9 only) 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



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)





Annual Report of the Audit and Governance Committee 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee’s Annual Report.

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Notices of Motion



“This Council recognises:


the value of having public drinking fountains in a number of key areas in the city where people can fill their own bottles or drink straight from the fountain. With the hot weather we experienced this Summer it would also benefit visitors and residents alike. This would also reduce the quantity of plastic bottles of water being purchased locally, reduce the need for recycling and promote water as a healthy option.


Council resolves to:


1)    acknowledge the importance of providing access to free drinking water around the city, welcome the recent establishment of Refill Gloucester and give its support to the reintroduction of public drinking fountains,


2)    ask Cabinet to work with Gloucester Bid and Severn Trent Water to look at the feasibility of installing and maintaining public drinking fountains in the city.”




“This council welcomes, ahead of a planning application, the public consultation being carried out over the new plans for redevelopment of the Kings Quarter.


This council agrees the Kings Quarter redevelopment should include office accommodation and that it could be an ideal location to relocate the city council’s civic and administrative headquarters.


This council also agrees that a new justice centre is desperately needed in Gloucester and the Kings Quarter could also include new crown, magistrates and county courts, which would enhance the scheme still further.


This council also notes that the city council HQ and a justice centre would be adjacent to the new bus station, an improved railway station and a new multi-storey car park, making easy access to these public facilities for everyone.”




“This council notes:


­Though slavery was abolished in the UK in 1833, there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. Figures from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that there are more than 40 million people in modern slavery across the world, with nearly 25 million held in forced labour.


There were 3805 victims of modern slavery identified in the UK in 2016. A rising number but still well below the 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims estimated by the Home Office. 


Modern Slavery is happening nationwide. Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they have at their disposal to coerce, deceive and force individuals into a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment. This can include sexual and criminal exploitation.


This council believes:


That action needs to be taken to raise awareness of modern slavery and the fact that it is happening all over the UK. ­


That the current support for victims is not sufficient and needs to go beyond the 45 days they are currently given by the government.


That councils have an important role to play in ensuring their contracts and supplies don’t contribute to modern day slavery and exploitation.


This council resolves:


To adopt the Co-operative Party’s Charter against Modern Slavery to ensure our procurement practices don’t support slavery.


Gloucester City Council will:


1.     Train its  ...  view the full agenda text for item 30.



Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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

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