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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

15.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

In the absence of the Mayor’s Chaplain, Canon Jonathan delivered opening prayers.

16.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Beeston MBE, Clarke and Feeney.

17.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor spoke about a fundraising appeal for recent Gedling Award winner, Dylan Baker, who had been diagnosed with cancer for a fourth time at 29 years old. The Mayor praised Dylan as a positive and bright young man and asked the Members support the family in raising funds to make the coming months special for Dylan.

 

At the Mayor’s invitation, Councillor Barnfather informed Members of recent fundraising activity that he and Councillor Clarke had undertaken to raise money towards Dylan’s appeal. Councillors Barnfather and Clarke, avid Notts County and Derby County football fans, had agreed to spend a day wearing Forest shirts, Dylan’s team, as a show of unity and support.

 

The Mayor thanks Councillors and Officers for their support at her recent Civic Service, which was very uplifting.

 

The Mayor informed Members that she had been very busy since becoming Mayor, having attended a variety of events across the Borough. In particular, the Mayor had attended a number of Care Home open days and events for families, which she felt were important in bringing communities together.

 

The Mayor had also visited Buckingham Palace, attended the Lord Mayor of Nottingham’s parade and taken part in the annual pilgrimage to Crick to remember those who lost their lives in service.

 

The Mayor reminded Members of her forthcoming bike ride from Bridlington to Morecombe, along the way of the roses, to raise money for her chosen charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

 

18.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meetings held on 26 April and 24 May 2017. pdf icon PDF 56 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:

None received.

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.

Minutes:

None received.

22.

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

Minutes:

None received.

23.

Referral from Cabinet: Council Plan and Budget Outturn and Budget Carry Forwards 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Council is recommended to approve:

 

1)    The capital carry forward of £70,000 for non-committed schemes in excess of £50,000;

 

2)    The overall method of financing of the 2016/17 capital expenditure as set out in paragraph 2.6.5 of the report;

 

3)      The capital determinations set out in paragraph 2.6.7 of the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Senior Leadership Team, which had been referred to Council by Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED to approve:

 

1.    The capital carry forward of £70,000 for non-committed schemes in excess of £50,000;

2.    The overall method of financing the 2016/17 financing of capital expenditure set out in the; and

3.    The capital determinations set out in the report.

24.

Changes to Representation on Committees pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic Services.

Minutes:

Councillor Adams entered the meeting.

 

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager, Democratic Services, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval for changes to the membership on a number of committees following a request from the Conservative Group Business Manager

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the following changes to representation on the following Committees:

 

1.    Councillor Parr is replaced by Councillor Hewson on the Environment and Licensing Committee and the Licensing Act Committee; and

 

2.    Councillor Hewson is  replaced by Councillor Stirland as substitute member of the Joint Consultative and Safety Committee

25.

Community Governance Review of Bestwood St Albans Parish Council pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager, Democratic Services, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, concluding the Community Governance Review of Bestwood St. Albans Paris Council and seeking approval to make a Reorganisation Order to give effect to the final recommendations of the review.

 

Councillor Scroggie left the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.         That a new Parish with a Parish Council is established to cover the area comprised of the current Village Parish Ward named “The Parish Council of Bestwood Village.” The Parish Council should have seven members;

 

2.         That a new Parish with a Parish Council is established to cover the area comprised of the current Top Valley Parish Ward named “The Parish Council of St. Albans.” The Parish Council should have nine members;

 

3.         That the new Parishes shall not be warded;

 

4.         The boundaries of the new parishes should be as shown on the map contained within Appendix 4 to this report;

 

5.         That Elections shall be held in May 2018 for the new Parish Councils, with further elections held the year after to return the Parish Councils to the appropriate cycle of elections for all other Gedling Parishes;

 

6.         The Parish Council for the Parish of Bestwood St. Albans should be dissolved and the Parish of Bestwood St. Albans abolished;

 

7.         To appoint the Chief Executive as proper officer for the purposes of the Local Government (Parishes and Parish Councils)(England) Regulations 2008 and authorise the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services to make the necessary amendment to the Proper Officer list in the Constitution; and

 

8.         To delegate authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Member Reference Group, to make the Reorganisation Order to give effect to the recommendations made in the review in order that its commencement is consistent with the statutory electoral timetable and the process for setting any parish budget requirements.

 

26.

Appointment of Independent Person and reserve Independent Person pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval to make appointments to the roles of Independent Person and Reserve Independent Person.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    John Baggaley be appointed as the Independent Person for a further 5 years; and

 

2.    Susan Dewey OBE be appointed as the reserve Independent Person for 5 years with a review after a year.

 

 

 

 

27.

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 86 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.

28.

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

Minutes:

None received.

29.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

None received.

 


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