Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Thursday, 8th July 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: The Hall, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1NS. View directions

Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

Link: Click to view live meeting from 6.30pm on 8 July 2021

Items
No. Item

12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 24 May 2021.

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13.

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.

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14.

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.

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15.

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.

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16.

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

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17.

Announcements

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

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18.

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)

 

 

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19.

Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the report of the Managing Director concerning the requirements of the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition and seeking a decision as to whether the council wishes to apply for Lord Mayor status through the competition process.

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20.

Appointments

To receive nominations for the vacant seat on the Planning Policy Members Working Group.

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21.

Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 520 KB

1.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR PULLEN

 

Tourism is a vitally important aspect of Gloucester’s economy. Visitors to the city contribute widely to many sectors of the economy including hospitality, accommodation, retail, museums and many other historic attractions.

 

When visiting Gloucester, it is important that visitors can quickly and easily familiarise themselves with everything the city has to offer and the Tourist Information Centre is crucial in ensuring this happens.

 

Currently the Tourist Information Centre is located in the Museum of Gloucester and whilst the service it provides is good it is not always easily found by people visiting the city for the first time.  

 

This council should therefore explore options and consider relocating the Tourist Information Centre to a central location that is:

 

·       In a position and venue in the new Kings Square / Kings Quarter development.

·       At the heart of the city centre

·       Close to the Transport Hub and Railway Station

·       Well placed, easy to find and fully accessible to visitors

By so doing the Tourist Information Centre will be able to enhance the good service it already offers, improve its accessibility, footfall and visitor experience and ensure that visitors are able to take full advantage and explore everything Gloucester has to offer.”

 

2.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HILTON

 

“This council agrees that it can and should do more to encourage city centre living through the conversion of redundant commercial/office buildings for residential use and by new build on brownfield land within or next to the city centre.

 

This council asks the cabinet member for planning and housing to report back to full council within six months with an action plan to identify new sites that could be suitable for the creation of new homes in or close to the city centre.”

 

Note - The area of search be based on the city centre as defined in the draft Gloucester City Plan and areas of commercial land close to the city centre, which will be agreed by the cabinet member for planning and housing and the proposers of this motion, before the study begins.

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22.

Written Questions to Cabinet Members

There are no written questions.

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