Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 21 September 2023.


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 19 October 2023.

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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 9-11) 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. Questions mays provided that questions do not contravene the provisions set out Council Procedure Rules 10(2).


To ask a question at this meeting, please submit it to by 12 noon on Friday 10 November 2023 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 195 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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Temporary Accommodation Acquisition Programme pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy and the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources setting out a programme of capital investment to increase the Council’s temporary accommodation portfolio to reduce the costs associated with providing temporary accommodation.  

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Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Strategic and Local Plan - Public Consultation (Regulation 18) pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy seeking approval for public and stakeholder consultation in relation to the Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Strategic and Local Plan Consultation Document.

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Council Membership - Dispensation pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To consider the report of the Monitoring Officer seeking approval to grant a dispensation, pursuant to Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972, to Councillor Pullen whose current leave of absence will exceed six months on 4 December 2023.



Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 121 KB



“This council notes the two conifer trees over 50+ years on the corner of St Mary’s Street and the controversy over imminent felling of one of them. 


This council notes the boundary wall to Kings School nearby is unstable due to the tree, but that most of the wall came down in February last year. 


The council notes that to rebuild the wall in the same place would invalidate the council's insurance, but to relocate and erect an alternative boundary structure may not. 

This council believes a compromise needs to be found with Kings School for the said tree to remain in situ and for an alternative measure of boundary security to be found.”




“This council notes that bulk item waste disposal for families and individuals on low income is disproportionate to their household revenue.
Matson, Podsmead and Coney Hill have a large proportion of families on low income and many without vehicles. Therefore the use of the city council landfill is not possible. 
This council requests that families and individuals on Universal Credit are included in the reduced fee for bulky item waste collection.
At present not all benefit users are able to use the discounted rate.
I therefore request that all members support this motion to ensure that families and individuals on universal credit have the opportunity to use this discounted collection rate.

Discounted rates for universal credit will help reduce those struggling to dispose of waste legally due to no funds available in a cost of living crisis and will undoubtedly reduce illegal fly tipping.”


“The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us clearly that the Internet is no longer a luxury, a convenient enhancement for lifestyles for those who can afford it. Rather, Internet access has become a basic necessity.

During the lockdown, it has become vital for everyday activities. It often is the only way we can contact and care for close friends and family. In some instances, it even has become the only way to say goodbye to loved ones quarantined in hospital. Yet, online access is also necessary during non-emergencies for fair opportunities to work, study, to engage with government, and to exercise our political freedoms. We thus have weighty reasons to accept a right to Internet access. If we doubted this before, few will doubt this now.

This council notes that WiFi internet access is a basic need and not a luxury. Therefore this motion is to provide FREE fast access WiFi for all Gloucester city residents on every City Council ward.

Free WiFi will be provided to all areas of the Gloucester city by 2026.”


Pump Tracks offer a fun, safe space for all ages and abilities to enjoy a range of wheel based activities including BMX bikes, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades.

The proposed Coney Hill Pump Track will be a much-used and valued asset by its community and ... view the full agenda text for item 53.