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Agenda

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 meetings held on 18 July and 8 August 2018. pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

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.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report of the Assistant Director, Finance.

Additional documents:

10.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Officer.

Additional documents:

11.

Referral from Cabinet: Quarterly Budget Monitoring, Performance Digest & Virement Report pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Following the Cabinet meeting held on 2 August 2018 Council is recommended:

1)    To approve the changes to the capital programme included in paragraph 2.2.3 of the report the following amendment to the capital programme:

·   The removal of the Calverton Soft Play scheme (£140,000).

 

Additional documents:

12.

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).

12a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 3 July 2018 of Environment and Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 54 KB

12b

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 10 July 2018 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 46 KB

12c

Minutes of meeting Wednesday 11 July 2018 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 137 KB

12d

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 24 July 2018 of Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee pdf icon PDF 53 KB

12e

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 24 July 2018 of Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 58 KB

12f

Minutes of meeting Thursday 2 August 2018 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 65 KB

12g

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 7 August 2018 of Environment and Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 56 KB

12h

Minutes of meeting Wednesday 8 August 2018 of Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 132 KB

12i

Minutes of meeting Tuesday 28 August 2018 of Joint Consultative and Safety Committee pdf icon PDF 49 KB

12j

Decisions made under delegated authority. pdf icon PDF 85 KB

13.

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

14.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

Motion One

 

This Council expresses alarm at the rise in antisemitism in recent years across the UK including:

 

1.    Physical and verbal abuse directed at Jewish children and adults.

2.    Damage and wanton vandalism driven by race hate against Jewish schools, homes, community centres and places of worship.

 

This council therefore:

 

1)    Condemns all forms of antisemitism whether on the right or the left of the political spectrum.

 

2)    Calls on political parties to expel any member engaging in antisemitism and to submit to the relevant authorities evidence of criminal offences involving antisemitism.

 

3)    Pledges to combat this pernicious form of racism wherever it manifests itself no matter where, how or when.

 

4)    Also reaffirms its condemnation of all forms of racism and discrimination based on religious belief, disability, race, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation.

 

5)    Welcomes the UK Government’s adoption in CM 9386 dated December 2016 of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, namely:

 

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities”.

 

6)    Affirms its commitment to act in accordance with its legal obligations under Article 10 (Freedom of expression), Article 14 (Prohibition of discrimination) and Article 17 (Prohibition of abuse of rights) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Proposer: Councillor Adams

Seconder: Councillor Doyle

 

Motion Two

 

This Council:

 

i)        Thanks the hard work and campaigning by parents, councils, teachers and trade unions against the Government’s proposed National Funding Formula a pause is now in place and a review of the policy is being conducted.

 

ii)       Nonetheless, the Government’s latest proposals mean 45 out of 50 of our schools in Gedling Borough still face severe cuts, whilst Nottinghamshire County as a whole still faces a £16.4 million cut in its school funding by 2020. This would have a detrimental impact on our children’s education and futures.

iii)     The total real terms reduction in funding for all our schools in Gedling Borough between 2015-2020 is £2,543,274.

 

This Council:

 

i)              Is deeply concerned by the current crisis in school places provision, which has recently been highlighted again by the Local Government Association.

This Council resolves to:

 

i)              Continue opposing cuts to our schools in Gedling Borough.

ii)             Support the Local Government Association’s demands forthe Government to:

·         give councils the power to open new maintained schools where that is the local preference;

·         hand back the responsibility for making decisions about opening new schools;

·         give councils the same powers to direct free schools and academies to expand that they currently hold for maintained schools.

iii)            Write to the Secretary of State for Education setting our opposition to cuts to our schools in Gedling Borough that will damage the futures of our young people.

iv)           Invite Nottinghamshire County Council to join us in our campaign against these cuts.

v)            Seek a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

 


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