Agenda

Full Council
Thursday, 26 November 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Stacey Worthington  01952 384382

Items
No. Item

1.

Prayers and Reflections

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declarations of Interest

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Council.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.

Leader's Report & Announcements

The Leader of the Council may give an oral report on matters of significance to the Borough, comment upon the Cabinet decisions or make any announcements.

6.

Mayor’s Announcements pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To note the Mayoral Engagements undertaken since the previous Council meeting.

QUESTIONS

7.

Public Questions

To receive any questions from the public which have been submitted under Council Procedure Rules 7.11 and 7.12. The session will last no more than 15 minutes with a maximum of 2 minutes allowed for each question and answer. Questions can be asked of the Leader and Cabinet Members.

 

None received.

8.

Cabinet Decisions Made Since the Last Meeting of the Council pdf icon PDF 346 KB

To receive the report on the Cabinet decisions made since publication of the last Council meeting agenda. Cabinet Members may speak on these decisions and Members may ask questions about key decisions of the relevant Cabinet Member for the purposes of clarification only.  Members are asked to note the additional delegations to officers granted at those meetings.

9.

Councillor Questions On Notice

To answer questions received under Council Procedure Rule 6.2.

 

NB      In accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 6.2.9 there will be a maximum of 30 minutes allowed for questions and answers.  Any question not answered within the 30 minute time limit will receive a written reply within 5 working days.

DECISION-MAKING

10.

Recommendations from Cabinet

Cabinet - 24 September 2020

10a

LGA Response & Recovery Panel pdf icon PDF 445 KB

Additional documents:

Cabinet - 8 October 2020

10b

Council Plan pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Additional documents:

Cabinet - 5 November 2020

10c

Financial Management Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Additional documents:

10d

Get Building Fund - Stronger Communities - New College,Wellington pdf icon PDF 543 KB

10e

Housing Investment Programme - Business Case pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

11.

Recommendations from Boards and Committees

Licensing Committee - 27 October 2020

At its meeting held on 27 October 2020, the Licensing Committee made the following recommendation to Council.

11a

Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 592 KB

DEBATE

12.

Notices of Motion

12a

Councillor N A Dugmore will propose the following Motion:-

“This Council declares its support for the Government’s consideration of introducing Unitary Councils across the Country and notes the apparent potential for huge efficiency savings in doing so.”

“However, and in line with the past two Conservative Group Motions which received unanimous support across this Local Authority; this Council undertakes to oppose any move to merge Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council into one Unitary Authority”

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor A Lawrence.

 

12b

Councillor P R Watling will propose the following Motion:-

‘Through this motion, as a Council we recognise the difficulties experienced by commonwealth veterans in receiving leave to remain in the UK when their service is complete, many are left with extortionate charges to remain here.

Through this motion we request the leader of the council to write on behalf of the Council  to the Prime Minister, Kevin Forster the Minister of State for Immigration, and Johnny Mercer the Minister of State for Veterans Affairs outlining this councils support for

           All commonwealth veterans who have served a minimum of 4 years being granted automatic and free of charge right to remain in the UK and

           Any veteran who completes 12 years of service to be automatically be granted British Citizenship.

Further, we request the Leader of the Council to write to Lucy Allan MP and Mark Pritchard MP on behalf of this council, to ask that they press the government for a change in the legislation that affects those that have served diligently and honourably for this Country.’

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor C R Turley

12c

Councillor T L B Janke will propose the following Motion:-

‘This Council notes:

a)         The ‘School Streets’ initiative aims to protect children from air pollution and road danger on the way to/from school, and a shift towards greener, more active forms of transport (which in turn reduces carbon emissions).

b)         This is achieved by closing streets next to schools to motor traffic at “school run” times. Children may get to school by walking, cycling, etc. Vehicles may park further away from school, and children and parents walk in. Exemptions exist for residents accessing properties.

c)         School Streets are growing fast: London has gone from 81 to 383 School Streets since April.

d)         In 2019, this council resolved to become carbon neutral by 2030.

e)         This council has announced a £2.6m investment into sustainable travel measures.

f)          Further information regarding School Streets can be found via this useful video of a successful scheme introduced in Hackney Council area. https://youtu.be/dlyLZ3lT6jU

 

This Council resolves to work collaboratively with councillors, schools, and local partners to:

a)         Swiftly identify schools in the Borough that could benefit from a ‘School Streets’ scheme.

b)         Following consultation, implement ‘School Streets’ at these schools as soon as possible, taking advantage of experimental traffic orders and statutory guidance over fast-tracked TROs.

c)         Look to improve cycling and walking infrastructure where necessary, so such schemes are safely and practically accessible.

d)         Introduce measures to promote walking and cycling in schools not suitable for ‘School Streets’.’

 

The motion will be seconded by Councillor W L Tomlinson.