Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 329 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 1 December 2016.



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.



Public Question Time

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

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)        Chair 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)





Joint Core Strategy Proposed Modifications pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning updating Members regarding progress on the JCS after the Council meetings held in October 2016 and seeking approval of the amended proposed Main Modifications to the June 2014 Pre-Submission JCS for the purposes of undertaking formal public consultation into Post Submission Proposed Main Modifications to the JCS.

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Local Council Tax Support Scheme Review 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources advising Members of the urgent decision of the Managing Director concerning the requirement to review the Local Council Tax Support scheme (LCTS) within 3 years of the Act taking effect and consider its impact locally, following the consultation results.

Additional documents:



Programme of Meetings, May 2017-April 2019 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider the report of the Democratic and Electoral Services Manager seeking approval for a two-year programme of ordinary meetings of Council and other meetings for the period of May 2017 to April 2019.

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Notices of Motion

1.       Moved by Councillor Finnegan


      “This Council:   

·       notes that in Gloucester an estimated 1300 people are living with  dementia,  the majority  of whom are aged over 65.

·       recognises the support available to people with dementia and those who care for them;

·       acknowledges that the City Council has a role to play as we strive to work more closely with our health partners and the Public Health Team at Gloucestershire County Council;

·       Resolves to:


1.     Obtain recognition for Gloucester as a Dementia Friendly City (DFC).

2.     Follow the Alzheimers Society's key criteria for obtaining recognition as a DFC.

3.     Encourage businesses, organisations and services who meet the criteria to display the 'forget-me-not' logo.

4.     Encourage councillors to attend one of the Dementia Friends'  Awareness sessions.

5.     Encourage our staff to become a Dementia Friend and to attend Dementia Awareness sessions.

6.     Encourage staff and councillors to share their new knowledge with residents and businesses in Gloucester such that they can become aware of the issues affecting people with dementia.”


2.     Moved by Councillor Haigh


“Council acknowledges that the Law Centre and Citizens Advice Bureau are vital local advice services which offer an invaluable service to the City and which many residents depend on. 


Council notes that the proposed budget for 17/18 proposes huge cuts of 50% in City Council funding for these services, which if implemented will detrimentally affect the ability of these services to function 


Council requests that the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods carry out a full people impact assessment as to the impact of proposed budget cuts to advice services.”


3.     Moved by Councillor Haigh


“Council notes that the majority of the savings in the financial year 2017/18 will be delivered through the 'Together Gloucester' organisational restructure. 


Council notes that this restructure has wide reaching implications for all residents, and will fundamentally change how residents, officers and members interact. 


Council resolves to establish a cross party working group to monitor and assist with the delivery and implementation of the restructure.”



Written Questions to Cabinet Members

No written questions have been received.