Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 21 November 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 9-13) 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



Review of Members' Allowances 2019 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel concerning the review of allowances and seeking approval for a Members’ Allowances Scheme for 2019-20.

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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)





Council Tax - Empty Homes Premium pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources concerning the introduction of a Council Tax Empty Homes Premium to be applied to all homes meeting the proposed criteria.

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Local Council Tax Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources concerning the Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTS) for 2019/20.

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Programme of Meetings, May 2019-April 2021 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the report of the Policy and Governance Manager seeking approval for the two-year programme of ordinary meetings of Council and other meetings for the period of May 2019 to April 2021.

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(1)        To seek ratification for the appointment of Councillor Brooker to replace Councillor H. Norman as Chair of the Licensing and Enforcement Committee.


(2)        To seek ratification for the appointment of Councillor Walford to replace Councillor Brooker as Vice-Chair of the Licensing and Enforcement Committee.


(3)        To seek ratification for the appointment of Councillor Taylor to replace Councillor H. Norman as Vice-Chair of the General Purposes Committee.



Notices of Motion



“This Council recognises the invaluable contribution being made by EU citizens, working in both the public and private sectors, in making Gloucester a better place for us all to live and work.


This Council therefore:


  1. Pledges to support and protect all EU citizens who live or work in the City, throughout and after the Brexit process;
  2. Confirms that it believes that all EU citizens in the City should retain their right to vote in and be candidates in local elections;


Requests Cabinet to explore ways in which it can help EU citizens in the City apply for permanent residence and citizenship.”




“This Council supports the ‘Sending a Message in a Bottle’Campaign initiated by Llanidloes the first town on the Severn to encourage all the villages, towns , cities and counties bordering the Severn to work to prevent rubbish and plastics polluting the river on its way to the sea.”




“This Council notes that terminally ill employees are not currently protected under national disability legislation and can therefore be dismissed if they are no longer able to conduct their role with reasonable adjustments. This can mean that terminally ill people can be subjected to stressful assessments, subsequent dismissal and the loss of death in service benefits – all following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.


This Council believes that those receiving a terminal diagnosis are entitled to dignity at work.


This Council resolves to:


?      Review sick pay and sickness absence procedures, with specific reference to those with a terminal diagnosis

?      Make a commitment not to dismiss a member of staff with a terminal illness, due to their condition

?      Ensure that the Council has a competent programme with the capacity to provide support to any person with a terminal diagnosis

?      Provide staff training on dealing with terminal illnesses

?      Ensure that Human Resources have procedures in place to make necessary adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

?      Sign and adopt the TUC’s dying to work charter.”




“This council notes that on 28th March 2018, the government announced its intention to consider introducing a deposit return scheme in England for single use drinks containers, whether plastic, glass or metal.


This council agrees that a deposit return scheme would help increase the amount of single use drinks cans and bottles that are recycled rather than left to litter our streets, being sent to landfill or to incineration.

This council notes that supermarket chains (Iceland, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco) have been trialling a deposit return scheme.

This council agrees that the three group leaders should write to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove to encourage him to introduce such a scheme and also to the MP for Gloucester to let him know that this council supports the introduction of a nationwide single use drinks container deposit return scheme.”



Written Questions to Cabinet Members

There are no written questions.