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Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Elections and Members' Services

Items
No. Item

15.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Sally Bayliss, delivered the opening prayer.

16.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Allan, Feeney, Fox, Stirland and Weisz.

17.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor informed Members of a number of Civic events in aid of the Mayor’s Charity that were due to take place over the coming months, including a quiz, a Bollywood night and a Revival concert.

 

The Mayor spoke of the importance of tolerance and the overall aim of Councillors to help and serve the people of the Borough. The Mayor paid tribute to the late MP Jo Cox who she felt embodied those values.

18.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings held on 20 April and 25 May 2016. pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

19.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

Councillors Clarke and Wilkinson declared a non-pecuniary interest in the petition received under Standing Order 8a as members of CAMRA.

20.

To answer questions asked by the public under Standing Order 8.

Minutes:

None received.

21.

To deal with any petitions received under Standing Order 8a. pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor invited Ms. Lorraine Horrocks to address Council and present a petition, which had been signed by residents of Newstead requesting that the Council allow the development of a micro sports pub within Newstead Village Pavilion.

 

Councillor David Ellis, seconded by Councillor Collis, moved a motion in the following terms:

 

“To move that Council:

 

1.    Thanks the petitioner for lodging the petition and bringing this matter to Council to be debated;

 

2.    Confirms its support for the creation of new businesses in the Borough;

 

3.    Requests that the relevant Portfolio Holder gives the revised proposal positive consideration whilst recognising that:

 

a.    It needs to be assessed for viability and suitability;

 

b.    Consultation needs to be carried out with all of the clubs which currently use the premises: and

 

c.    The petitioner needs to obtain the necessary planning permission and licences.

 

Following the debate, the motion was duly voted upon and it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Council:

 

1)    Thanks the petitioner for lodging the petition and bringing this matter to Council to be debated;

 

2)    Confirms its support for the creation of new businesses in the Borough;

 

3)    Requests that the relevant Portfolio Holder gives the revised proposal positive consideration whilst recognising that:

 

a.    It needs to be assessed for viability and suitability;

 

b.    Consultation needs to be carried out with all of the clubs which currently use the premises: and

 

c.       The petitioner needs to obtain the necessary planning permission and licences.

22.

To answer questions asked by Members of the Council under Standing Order 9.

Minutes:

None received.

23.

Development of the Heritage and Cultural Visitors Centre at Gedling Country Park pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report of the Director of Health and Community Wellbeing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Health and Community Well-Being seeking approval for additional capital budget to enable the provision of a visitor centre at Gedling Country Park.

 

Councillor Barnfather, seconded by Councillor Greensmith, moved a motion to defer consideration of the item to a later meeting of Council to allow for consultation with Members, the public and for further information to be gathered.

 

Following debate and at the request of two Members, the motion was put to a named vote and was not carried.

 

For the motion:

 

Councillor Michael Adams

Councillor Bruce Andrews

Councillor Chris Barnfather

Councillor Alan Bexon

Councillor Tammy Bissett

Councillor Kevin Doyle

Councillor Boyd Elliott

Councillor Helen Greensmith

Councillor Sarah Hewson

Councillor John Parr

Councillor Carol Pepper

Councillor Stephen Poole

Councillor Colin Powell

Councillor Jane Walker

 

Against the motion:

 

Councillor Elizabeth Bailey

Councillor Peter Barnes

Councillor Sandra Barnes

Councillor Denis Beestion MBE

Councillor Nicki Brooks

Councillor John Clarke

Councillor Bob Collis

Councillor Jim Creamer

Councillor David Ellis

Councillor Roxanne Ellis

Councillor Andrew Ellwood

Councillor Gary Gregory

Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth

Councillor Meredith Lawrence

Councillor Viv McCrossen

Councillor Barbara Miller

Councillor Marje Paling

Councillor Michael Payne

Councillor Alex Scroggie

Councillor John Truscott

Councillor Henry Wheeler

Councillor Paul Wilkinson

 

Following further debate on the substantive motion and at the request of two Members, the motion was put to a named vote and was carried.

 

For the motion:

 

Councillor Elizabeth Bailey

Councillor Peter Barnes

Councillor Sandra Barnes

Councillor Denis Beestion MBE

Councillor Nicki Brooks

Councillor John Clarke

Councillor Bob Collis

Councillor Jim Creamer

Councillor David Ellis

Councillor Roxanne Ellis

Councillor Andrew Ellwood

Councillor Gary Gregory

Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth

Councillor Meredith Lawrence

Councillor Viv McCrossen

Councillor Barbara Miller

Councillor Marje Paling

Councillor Michael Payne

Councillor Alex Scroggie

Councillor John Truscott

Councillor Henry Wheeler

Councillor Paul Wilkinson

 

Against the motion:

 

None.

Abstentions:

 

Councillor Michael Adams

Councillor Bruce Andrews

Councillor Chris Barnfather

Councillor Alan Bexon

Councillor Tammy Bissett

Councillor Kevin Doyle

Councillor Boyd Elliott

Councillor Helen Greensmith

Councillor Sarah Hewson

Councillor John Parr

Councillor Carol Pepper

Councillor Stephen Poole

Councillor Colin Powell

Councillor Jane Walker

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve an additional capital budget of £358,500 to be financed by a contribution from the Earmarked Leisure Strategy Reserve, to enable the construction of the visitor centre café, toilet facilities and additional car parking required at Gedling Country Park.

24.

Non-attendance by a Councillor for six months pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager, Elections and Members’ Services, requesting that Councillors consider whether to approve a reason for the non-attendance of Councillor K Fox.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To accept serious illness as the reason for non-attendance of Councilor Fox to avoid forfeiture of office.

25.

Changes to Representation on Committees. pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Service Manager Elections and Members’ Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager, Elections and Members’ Services, seeking approval of changes to the membership of the Planning Committee following a request from the Labour Group Business Manager.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the following changes to representation on the Planning Committee:

 

1)    Councillors Peter and Sandra Barnes are replaced by Councillors David Ellis and Henry Wheeler; and

 

2)    Councillor Weisz is appointed as substitute member.

26.

Referral from Cabinet: Council Plan and Budget Outturn and Budget Carry Forwards 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 12 MB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Council is recommended to approve:

 

1)    The capital carry forward of £470,200 for non-committed schemes in excess of £50,000;

2)    The overall method of financing of the 2015/16 capital expenditure as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the report; and

3)      The capital determinations set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Senior Leadership which had been referred to Council from the meeting of Cabinet held on 16 June 2016.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve:

 

1)    The capital carry foreward of £470,200 for non-committed schemes in excess of £50,000;

 

2)    The overall method of financing of the 2015/16 capital expenditure as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the report; and

 

3)    The capital determinations set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report.

27.

Referral from Cabinet: Annual Treasury Activity Report 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Report of the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Council is recommended to:

 

Approve the Annual Treasury Activity Report 2015/16.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Financial Services Manager (Chief Financial Officer), which had been referred to Council from the meeting of Cabinet held on the 16 June 2016.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the Annual Treasury Activity Report 2015/16.

28.

To receive questions and comments from Members concerning any matter dealt with by the Executive or by a Committee or Sub-Committee (Standing Order 11.1). pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 11.1, a number of comments were made and responded to by the appropriate Cabinet Member or Committee Chair.

29.

To consider comments, of which due notice has been given, under Standing Order 11.03(a).

Minutes:

None received.

30.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country.  This Council condemns racism, xenophobia and hate crimes unequivocally. We will not allow hate to become acceptable. 

 

We will work to ensure local bodies and programmes have support and resources needed to fight and prevent racism and xenophobia.

 

We reassure all people living in Gedling that they are valued members of our community.

 

Proposed by Councillor John Clarke

 

Seconded by Councillor Chris Barnfather.

Minutes:

Upon a notice of motion received in the name of Councillor Clarke a proposition was moved by Councillor Clarke and seconded by Councillor Barnfather in the following terms:-

 

“We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country.  This Council condemns racism, xenophobia and hate crimes unequivocally. We will not allow hate to become acceptable. 

 

We will work to ensure local bodies and programmes have support and resources needed to fight and prevent racism and xenophobia.

 

We reassure all people living in Gedling that they are valued members of our community.”

 

The Mayor put the proposition to the meeting and declared the same carried unanimously and it was

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1)    We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country;

 

2)    This Council condemns racism, xenophobia and hate crimes unequivocally. We will not allow hate to become acceptable;

 

3)    We will work to ensure local bodies and programmes have support and resources needed to fight and prevent racism and xenophobia; and

 

4)    We reassure all people living in Gedling that they are valued members of our community.

 


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