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Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

Opening Prayers.

2.

Apologies for Absence.

3.

Mayor's Announcements.

4.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2017. pdf icon PDF 76 KB

5.

Declaration of Interests.

6.

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

7.

To deal with any petitions received under Standing Order 8a.

8.

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

9.

Cross Border Taxi Licensing Enforcement pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Public Protection.

Additional documents:

10.

Independent Remuneration Panel - Report and recommendations for 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic Services.

11.

Referral from the Appointment and Conditions of Service Committee: Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report of the Service Manager Organisational Development.

 

Council is recommended to adopt the Pay Policy Statement for publication on the Council’s website.

 

Additional documents:

12.

Referral from Cabinet: Make Calverton Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Report of the Service Manager Planning Policy.

 

Council is recommended to:

 

1.    Make the appended Calverton Neighbourhood Plan and associated Policies Map in accordance with the 2012 regulations;

 

2.    Authorise the Planning Policy Service Manager to publicise the decision made by Council and the Calverton Neighbourhood Plan document in accordance with the 2012 regulations – confirming that the neighbourhood plan has been made; and

 

3.    Delegate authority to the Planning Policy Service Manager to make any minor typographical or formatting amendments to the Calverton Neighbourhood Plan as appropriate, prior to publication.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

13.

Referral from Audit Committee: KPMG Annual Audit Letter 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance.

 

Council is recommended to note the contents of the Annual Audit Letter.

Additional documents:

14.

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).

14a

Minutes of meeting Thursday 2 November 2017 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 74 KB

14b

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 7 November 2017 of Environment and Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 55 KB

14c

Minutes of meeting Monday 20 November 2017 of Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 96 KB

14d

Minutes of meeting Wednesday 22 November 2017 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 135 KB

14e

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 28 November 2017 of Joint Consultative and Safety Committee pdf icon PDF 63 KB

14f

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 5 December 2017 of Environment and Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 58 KB

14g

Minutes of meeting Thursday 7 December 2017 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 64 KB

14h

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 19 December 2017 of Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 58 KB

14i

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 19 December 2017 of Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee pdf icon PDF 51 KB

14j

Decisions made under delegated authority pdf icon PDF 87 KB

15.

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

16.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

Motion One

 

“That this Council will become a “single-use plastic free” Council by phasing out the use of “single use plastic” (SUP) products such as bottles, cups, cutlery and drinking straws in council activities, where it is reasonable to do so, by April 2018 and to encourage our facilities’ users, local businesses and other local public agencies to do the same, by championing alternatives, such as reusable water bottles”

 

Proposer: Councillor Adams

Seconder: Councillor Barnfather

 

Motion Two

 

 

“In future, all meetings of the Council to which the public are entitled to attend should be recorded and provision be made for such in the Council 2018/19 budget.”

 

Proposer: Councillor Powell

Seconder: Councillor Adams

 

Motion Three

 

Preamble

 

Since the beginning of the 20th century plastic has become the most commonly used material and modern life is unthinkable without it. Unfortunately, what makes it so useful, such as its durability, light weight and low cost, also makes it problematic when it comes to its end of life phase.

 

The world’s annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from around 5 million tonnes in the 1950s to nearly 300 million tonnes today.1 The amount of plastic waste generated annually in the UK is estimated to be nearly 5 million tonnes.2 Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled.

 

According to recent scientific research, eight million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year.3 The same report predicts that the amount of plastic debris is likely to increase greatly over the next decade unless nations take strong measures to dispose of their litter responsibly.

 

The consequences of plastic pollution on the marine environment are severe. Once in the ocean, plastic waste injures and kills fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Marine plastic pollution has impacted at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species. The impacts include fatalities as a result of ingestion, starvation, suffocation, infection, drowning, and entanglement.4

Moreover, plastic is not inert and chemical additives, some of them endocrine disruptors, can migrate into body tissue and enter the food chain ultimately ending up on our plates.

The massive pollution of world oceans with plastic debris has therefore emerged as a global challenge that requires both global and local response. Gedling should be a showcase for how to build a coherent strategy to optimize plastic waste policy.

Residents, independent groups and organisations in the Borough are already taking direct action to prevent existing plastic litter and use of single-use plastics. However, the amount of litter is increasing and clear action is needed to stop this pollution at source.

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. 

All Members of Council will no doubt be aware  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.

 


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