Agenda

Full Council
Thursday, 22 July 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: The Place, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6EP

Contact: Stacey Worthington  01952 384382

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Prayers and Reflections

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declarations of Interest

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 108 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 220 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 352 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 - 10 June 2021

10a

2020/21 Financial Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 698 KB

Recommended that:

 

(i) -      the Revenue outturn position for 2020/21,which remains subject to audit by the Council’s external auditors, and related virements in Appendix 3 of the report be approved

 

-           the transfers and changes to reserves and associated approval to the relevant members of the Senior Management Team (as determined by the Chief Executive) and after consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member to spend the reserves detailed in section 5 and Appendix 5 of the report be approved.

 

(ii)        To approve the Capital outturn position and related supplementary estimates, re-phasing and virements shown in Appendix 4 and as summarised in the report

 

(iii)       To grant delegated authority to the Director: Finance & HR to make any changes required as the outturn is finalised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Council Finance & Governance

 

(iv)       To note the performance against income targets

 

(v)        To approve the 2021/22 Public Health Grant and update the 2021/22 budget strategy accordingly

 

Additional documents:

Cabinet - 8 July 2021

10b

2021/22 Financial Monitoring pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Recommended that the changes to the capital programme detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be approved.

Additional documents:

11.

Recommendations from Boards and Committees

Scrutiny Management Board - 23 June 2021

At its meeting held on 23 June 2021, the Scrutiny Management Board recommended the attached report to Full Council.

11a

Annual Scrutiny Update pdf icon PDF 1022 KB

Boundary Review Committee - 8 July 2021

11b

Response to review of Parliamentary Boundaries pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Recommended that:

 

a) Considers the comments made by the Boundary Review Committee in respect of a proposed response to the Boundary Commission for England regarding the proposals arising out of the Parliamentary Boundary Review; and

b) Delegated authority be granted to the Associate Director: Policy & Governance, in consultation with the Chair of the Boundary Review Committee, to finalise the wording of the draft response.

Additional documents:

Member Development Steering Group - 12 July 2021

11c

Adoption of Member Development and Support Strategy pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Recommended that Council approves the Member Development and Support Strategy as attached at Appendix A to the report, to be adopted with immediate effect.

Additional documents:

Standards Committee - 13 July 2021

11d

Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Recommended that Council approves the Code of Conduct as attached at Appendix A of the report to be adopted with immediate effect.

Additional documents:

DEBATE

12.

Notices of Motion

12a

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

“Council resolves to:

           Ask the Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State for Transport requesting that the Government’s response to the ‘Pavement Parking: Options for Change’ consultation now be published as promised over 3 months ago.

           Ask the relevant officer to conduct a survey amongst the elected members of this Council asking members to identify streets within their ward where nuisance pavement parking occurs.

           Ask the relevant Cabinet Member to bring to a future meeting of this Council a report with the findings of this survey and details of the enforcement action that this Council proposes to take, taking account of any new powers the Government promises to make available to local authorities in their published response to the consultation.”

 

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor W L Tomlinson.

 

12b

Councillor A McClements will propose the following Motion:-

“This Council joins the growing opposition against phasing out of the £20 uplift in Universal Credit in September and calls on the Government for the uplift to remain in place permanently.  This funding has been a life saver for many families during the pandemic, many of whom are in work or want to be in work.  The Government’s plans to cut Universal Credit will hit the lowest paid hardest and hurt our economic recovery.  Over six million families, which include 6,205 families in Telford & Wrekin, are set to lose £1,000 a year, with 16 of our 29 wards in Telford and Wrekin seeing an over 100% increase in claimants from March 2020, whilst out of work support has been left at its lowest level in decades.”

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor K MIddleton.

12c

Councillor D Wright will propose the following Motion:-

“This Council believes that local democracy should be at the heart of the planning system which includes the rights of communities to object to individual planning applications.

 

The Government already exercise major control over local planning matters, often overturning locally made decisions on appeal.  We are therefore concerned that these new proposals announced by the Government in the Queen’s Speech aim to change both the current and strategic approach to the planning system.

 

This Council believes that the Government reforms will lead to a further loss of local control and will give local residents less opportunity to actively participate in and directly influence the planning process. The planning reforms will lead to remote, standardised and formula based decision making led from Whitehall and in that context this Council calls on the government to abandon its existing proposals and ensure that the principle of local decision making is restored to the whole planning process”.

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor C F Smith.

12d

Councillor E Callear will propose the following Motion:-

“This Council wishes to again put on record our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of our frontline key workers from doctors, nurses, the armed services, carers, teachers, police, council staff, including all our volunteers across Telford and Wrekin and so many, many more local heroes who have worked tirelessly on the frontline to care for all our residents during the pandemic.  They have and continue to be truly inspirational and we have been humbled by the selflessness and dedication during these unprecedented and challenging times for our borough – thank you to each and every one of them! This Council also recognises the incredible achievement of our England Football team. Their leadership, determination, generosity and performance has brought our community together after one of the most difficult years our country has faced in peacetime.”

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor G Offland.

12e

Councillor N A Dugmore will propose the following Motion:-

“This Council supports retaining the name 'The Wrekin' following any review of the current Parliamentary constituency.”

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor S Bentley.