Agenda

Council
Thursday, 23rd September 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, North Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EP. View directions

Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Election of Sheriff and Deputy Mayor

To elect a Sheriff and Deputy Mayor for the remainder of the Council year 2021/22.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 348 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 8 July 2021.

4.

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.

5.

Call Over

(a)       Call over (items 10-15 with the exception 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.

6.

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.

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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)

 

 

ISSUES FOR DECISION BY COUNCIL

10.

Net Zero 2045 and UK100 pdf icon PDF 341 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council seeking membership of the UK100 network – bringing forward the City Council’s net zero carbon commitment by five years, to 2045 – and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

11.

Cumulative Impact Assessment pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Place, which presents to members the result of the consultation on the Draft Cumulative Impact Assessment. The report also asks members to approve the draft version of the Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) and recommend that Council adopts the Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP) within the Statement of Licensing Policy 2021 to 2026.

Additional documents:

12.

Appointments to Committees

To receive nominations for the vacant position of Chair of the Licensing and Enforcement Committee.

13.

Appointment of Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider the report of the Policy and Governance Manager concerning the appointment of panel members to the council’s Independent Remuneration Council.

14.

Urgent Decision of the Managing Director

In accordance with Part 3 of the Constitution, Council is asked to resolve that the urgent decision of the Managing Director designating Jodie Townsend as Monitoring Officer from 16 August to 30 September be noted. The documents relating to the decision, including the approved proposals have previously been circulated and can be viewed on the council’s website.

15.

Designation of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service seeking approval for the designation of a Monitoring Officer for the council.

MOTIONS FROM MEMBERS

16.

Notices of Motion

1.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR CHAMBERS-DUBUS

 

This council is pleased that Ubico has been awarded the waste and recycling, street cleaning and grounds maintenance contract and will commence delivery of services in April 2022.

 

When bidding for the contract Ubico demonstrated their competency not only to deliver and improve existing services but also their willingness to consider the development of new initiatives that would benefit both the council and residents.

 

Many people in Gloucester use the Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Hempsted to dispose of their household waste and recycling. Despite the impact of Covid and the current appointments only arrangements the service is widely used.

 

However, not everyone in Gloucester is able to access or have transport to use the HRC. Similarly, some people do not have enough rubbish to justify the expense of a full-size skip, or an adequate place to locate one.

 

Councils in other areas have identified this as an issue and have developed a ‘Big Wheelie Bin Scheme’ where residents can hire a large bin for a fixed period at a reasonable cost. This has been found to be a cost effective and convenient service and has had an impact and reduction in fly tipping.

 

This council is therefore instructed to hold discussions with Ubico and explore developing a ‘Big Wheelie Bin’ scheme for residents who wish to take advantage of such a service.”

 

2.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR BOWKETT

 

“This council notes the importance of planting more trees in Gloucester and understands that those saplings together with mature trees will also need to be maintained. It welcomes the guiding principles of the 2020 Gloucestershire Tree Strategy, valuing the many benefits that a high-quality green infrastructure brings to our communities, which includes growing trees near where people live and work.

 

This council recognises that while there are valuable contributions from development and external grants, for example, the Forestry Commission, there is a pressing shortfall in tree planting, maintenance and resources, the fixed budget per financial year is acutely inadequate, and this status quo has already placed increasing pressure on achieving the objectives of the 2020 strategy.

 

As such, this Council calls on the Cabinet Member to provide members with a written report, delivered in good time for members to consider before the next budget, that will:

 

(a)  identify ways we can do more to support tree planting and maintenance

 

(b)  identify further City Council funds for this purpose

 

(c)  encourage the County Council to boost funding for Highway trees, and

 

(d)  set targets and map them against such further funding so that the 2020 Strategy for Gloucester can be fulfilled.

 

In essence, this council agrees that preparing a more realistic annual budget to commence from the next financial year is vital to support the planting and maintenance of trees and increase biodiversity in Gloucester.”

 

3.    PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HILTON

 

“This council notes the election on the 6th of May of Chris Nelson as Gloucestershire’s new police and crime commissioner.

 

This council also notes that Chris  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.

17.

Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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