Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 27 September 2018 and the Special Council Meeting on 25 October 2018.


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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)





Gambling Act 2005 - Revised Statement of Principles Following Ten week Consultation pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Communities concerning the adoption of the revised Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles.

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Notices of Motion



“This Council:


Notes the proposal by Post Office Limited to relocate up to 40 Post Offices into WH Smith stores in 2019;


Further notes that this could include the main Post Office in Gloucester located in Kings Square;


Recognises the importance of the Post Office building to the setting of Kings Square;


Welcomes the fact that a consultation period will take place before any final decision is made and urges customers, residents and businesses to make their views known;


Expresses its concern that the city’s main Post Office must be accessible and able to provide the wide range of services and facilities currently available;


Resolves to make its own submission to the consultation to be agreed by the three group leaders.”




“Council recognises and values that green public spaces in the City centre are at a premium and that they greatly enhance the environment and quality of life for both residents and visitors.


Council further agrees that Greyfriars bowling green is a valuable green space close to local residencies and should be enhanced and protected from future development.


Council therefore resolves:


1.     To include Greyfriars bowling green as a designated area of public open space as part of the Council’s review of its Public Open Space Strategy.


2.     That the bowling green be protected from being built upon in any future redevelopment of the area.


3.     That a comprehensive plan be drawn up as part of the Local Plan process that provides for a small development of residential/ retail properties including Aviation Gardens that retains the bowling green as its central feature.”




“This Council notes:


§  That analysis of the 2018 Local Election results by the Fawcett Society found that only 34% of councillors in England are women, up 1% since 2017. Of the seats that were up for election in 2018, 38% went to women, up just 3 percentage points on 2014 when these seats were last contested;


§  That across England, Labour has improved its representation since seats were last up for grabs, with 45% women compared with 40% in 2014, Liberal Democrat representation up from 34% to 36% whilst the Conservative Party saw a fall from 31% to 29% in the share of its councillors who are female;


§  By summer 2017, only 4% of councils in England and Wales have parental leave policies, according to research by the Fawcett Society;

§  That the role of a councillor should be open to all, regardless of their background, and that introducing a parental leave policy is a step towards encouraging a wider range of people to become councillors, and is also a step to encourage existing councillors who may want to start a family to remain as councillors;


§  That parental leave must apply to parents regardless of their gender, and that it should also cover adoption leave to support those parents who choose to adopt.


This Council resolves:


§  that the General  ...  view the full agenda text for item 43.



Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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