Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Wednesday 16 September 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Alec Dubberley  Service Manager, Democratic Services

Media

Items
No. Item

25.

Opening Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplin, Reverend Sally Baylis delivered opening prayers followed by a minute of silence in memory of former Councillor, Christine Luckett, who had recently passed away.

 

26.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Miller.

27.

Mayor's Announcements.

Minutes:

The Mayor gave members the opportunity to pay tribute to former Councillor Christine Luckett who had recently passed away. A number of members spoke about her service as a Borough and County Councillor and commented that she had been very hard working and conscientious within her local community and would be sadly missed.

28.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 15 July and 2 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

29.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None received.

30.

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

Minutes:

None received.

31.

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

Minutes:

None received.

32.

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

Minutes:

None received.

33.

Appointment of Gedling Youth Mayor pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services seeking approval for the appointment of Muhammad Malik as Gedling Youth Mayor 2020–2021.

 

The Mayor provided the opportunity for Abigail Hutchinson to speak as outgoing Youth Mayor and for Muhammad Malik to speak about his appointment as Youth Mayor for the forthcoming year.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Thank the outgoing Youth Mayor Abigail Hutchinson for her commitment to the role during the last year; and

 

2)    Agree the appointment of Muhammad Malik as Gedling Youth Mayor 2020–2021.

34.

Proposed amendment to Procedural Standing Orders - Substitutes at Committees pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services.

 

This item was held over from the last ordinary meeting of Council.

Minutes:

This item was held over from the last meeting of ordinary council on 15 July 2020.

 

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services to seek approval to amend the rules relating to substitutes on Committees set out in the Procedural Standing Orders contained in the Constitution.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Agree the amendments to the rules relating to substitutes on Committees set out in the Procedural Standing Orders as detailed in this report; and

 

2)    Authorise the Monitoring Officer to make the appropriate amendments to the Constitution.

 

35.

Local Government Mental Health Challenge pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Report of the Service Manager Community Relations.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Community Relations providing a progress update on the Council’s work to meet the Local Government Mental Health Challenge.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Note the content of the update on progress against the Local Authorities’ Mental Health Challenge.

36.

Pavement Licences under the Business and Planning Act 2020 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Report of the Service Manager – Legal Services

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager Legal Services to formally delegate functions under Part 1 of the Business and Planning Act 2020 to the Environment and Licensing Committee.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate functions under Part 1 of the Business and Planning Act 2020 to the Environment and Licensing Committee.

37.

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 156 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

None received.

38.

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

Minutes:

None received.

39.

To consider motions under Standing Order 12.

This council, being concerned by the present state of affairs at Nottingham City Council, resolves that officers should immediately instigate a full of review all contracts between Nottingham City Council, and any wholly owned companies or shared services thereof, and this council. The outcome of this review should be presented to the next meeting of the Full Council. 

 

The purpose of this review being to ensure that services provided under these contracts:

      i.        are presently of an adequate standard, are properly managed and offer the best value for money for Gedling residents; and

     ii.        provide an assessment of potential risks posed to the delivery of services to Gedling residents and others under these contracts by the present financial position of Nottingham City Council.

 

Further the officers’ review should:

a)    provide a full of list of any presently effective contracts between this council and Nottingham City Council, and any wholly owned companies or shared services thereof;

 

b)    in respect of each contract provide a summary of the principal contractual arrangements, include the costs of the same to this council;

 

c)    provide the date when each contract will conclude or the next possible date for conclusion of the same;

 

d)    set out, in outline, proposals for alternative methods of providing such services with the minimum of disruption to residents in the event that Nottingham City Council, and any wholly owned companies or shared services thereof, become unable to meet their contractual obligations. 

 

Proposed by: Councillor Adams

Seconded by: Councillor Murray

Minutes:

In accordance with Standing Order 12.03, Council was advised by Councillor Adams that the motion would not be put and should be treated as withdrawn in light of information received from the Leader of the Council prior to the meeting.