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Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

4.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplin Reverend Ogle delivered opening prayers.

5.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Andrews, Beeston, Bisset, Pepper and Weisz.

6.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor informed Council about her recent Civic Service and thanked those Members who attended the enjoyable event.  She briefly discussed the school visits she had undertaken and invited Members to take part in a quiz night, arranged for the 5th October, to raise money for her chosen charity.

7.

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:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meetings, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record subject to including Councillor Ellwood as being present at the meeting held on 8 August.

8.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

9.

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

Minutes:

None received.

10.

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

Minutes:

None received.

11.

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

Minutes:

None received.

12.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report of the Assistant Director, Finance.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Assistant Director Finance seeking approval for the continuation of the current Council Tax reduction scheme for the financial year 2019/2020.

 

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

 

For the motion:

 

Councillors Allan, Bailey Jay, P Barnes, S Barnes, Brooks, Clarke, Collis, Creamer, D Ellis, R Ellis, Ellwood, Feeney, Fox, Gregory, Hewson, Hollingsworth, Lawrence, McCrossen, Miller, Paling, Payne, Scroggie, Truscott, Wheeler, Weisz.

 

Against the motion:

 

Councillors Adams, Barnfather, Bexon, Doyle, Elliott, Greensmith, Parr, Poole, Powell, Stirland, Walker.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

The Council continues to apply the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) for the financial year 2019/20 without revision.

 

Recorded Vote
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Councik Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 Resolution Carried
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  • 13.

    Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 104 KB

    Report of the Democratic Services Officer.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Consideration was given to a report of the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee, presenting the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    To note the report.

     

    14.

    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:

    Minutes:

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

     

    RESOLVED to:

     

    Approve the changes to the capital programme included in paragraph 2.2.3 of the report the following amendment to the capital programme:

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

     

     

    15.

    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 85 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.

    16.

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

    Minutes:

    None received.

    17.

    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 17.

    Minutes:

    Motion 1

     

    Upon a notice of motion received in the name of Councillor Adams, a proposition was moved by Councillor Adams and seconded by Councillor Doyle in the following terms:

     

    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.

     

    An amendment to the motion was proposed in the name of Councillor D Ellis, and seconded by Councillor R Ellis in the following terms:

     

    This Council expresses alarm at the rise in antisemitism, islamophobia, all forms of racism and hate crime in recent years across the UK, including:

     

    ·         Physical and verbal abuse.

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

     

    This council therefore:

     

    1)      Condemns all forms of antisemitism, islamophobia, racism and hate crime and agrees to invite local faith and community leaders to an urgent meeting with the Council’s leadership to discuss and agree a shared action plan on how we can further work to tackle the rise in antisemitism, islamophobia, all forms of racism and hate crimes.
     

    2)     Calls on political parties to take tough, appropriate and proportionate action against any member engaging in antisemitism, islamophobia and/or all forms of racism and commits to working with the Police and relevant organisations to remind people that no-one is above the law in relation to such matters.

     

    3)      Pledges to combat antisemitism, islamophobia, all forms of racism and hate crime wherever it manifests itself no matter where, how, or when or by whom.

     

    4)   Also reaffirms its condemnation of all forms of racism and discrimination based on religious belief, disability, race, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation as agreed in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Amended Motion: Alarm at rise in racism and hate crime Motion Carried
    Motion: Opposition to school cuts Motion Carried
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