Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on 24 February 2022 and the ordinary Council Meeting held on 24 February 2022.

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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 (items 9-12) 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.


To ask a question at this meeting, please submit it to by 12 noon on Friday 18 March 2022 or telephone 01452 396203 for support.



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




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 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

a)    Leader and Cabinet Members’ Question Time (45 minutes) 


Any member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question 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 


b)    Questions to Chairs of Meetings (15 Minutes) 


Questions and responses will be published at least 24 hours before the meeting. Supplementary questions will be put and answered during the meeting, subject to the relevant time limit.

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Treasury Management Strategy 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval for the Treasury Management Strategy, the prudential indicators and noting the Treasury activities.



Capital Strategy 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval for the Capital Strategy.



Pay Policy Statement 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources seeking approval the Council’s Pay Policy Statement for 2022/23.

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Governance Arrangements for the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council requesting to extend the operation of the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee (GEGJC) until 31 March 2023 and to delegate authority to the Head of Paid Service to amend the Inter-Authority Agreement (dated 4 September 2014) accordingly.

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Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 72 KB



“This council recognises the major impact the Covid 19 pandemic has had on Gloucester with virtually all areas in the city being affected. Many people have contracted the virus and too many have lost their lives with friends and families losing loved ones.


Health and welfare services have been pushed to the limit but have done a fantastic job in extremely difficult circumstances.


The business community has been severely hit with many local companies struggling to cope.


However, the resilience and determination of Gloucester people has shone through and there has been many excellent examples of people and organisations going that extra mile to help others.


The efforts of key workers have been phenomenal and along with our outstanding NHS staff they have continued to deliver essential services and their vital role in 4 looking after us. This has been despite often extreme and very challenging circumstances.


The city has also experienced a massive community spirit with local volunteers and community organisations looking after vulnerable people and those who were isolating, ensuring they had food and other essential supplies.


The Covid pandemic is not over yet and it may be still too early to call. However, it is time to start thinking about how Gloucester marks and remembers the huge impact that Covid has had on our city, the sacrifices people have made and the sterling community effort that took place in order to cope.


It would therefore be very appropriate to create a permanent and long lasting Covid Memorial to be placed in a prominent position in the city centre. The memorial would remember all those who lost their lives and be a fitting tribute to key workers in essential services and the phenomenal community effort that was made.


The memorial would tell the story of how the people of Gloucester coped with the Covid pandemic so that future generations could appreciate and understand the sacrifices that were made.


Gloucester City Council should take the lead in creating the memorial but should do so in partnership with the many appropriate organisations and interested parties in the city. This would ensure a structure that was created by and representative of a wide range of people communities and organisations.


Council resolves to:


·       Take the lead in creating a lasting Covid Memorial to be sited in a prominent position in the City Centre.

·       Design a fitting tribute that remembers those who lost their lives and recognises the immense contribution that key workers, volunteers and community organisations made during the crisis.

·       Bring together a partnership of appropriate organisations and agencies to deliver the project and draw on their resources, skills and talents.

·       Fully involve local people, communities and voluntary organisations.”




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Council notes that this project sought to enhance the street scene by ‘converting often unkempt street furniture into bright points of interest’. 5 local artists were  ...  view the full agenda text for item 98.