Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 15 July 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

 

 

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 May 2020.

4.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.

YOUTH MAYOR'S REPORT ON BROXTOWE YOUTH VOICE ACTIVITIES

6.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS

7.

LEADER'S REPORT

8.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

9.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS

10.

MEMBERS' SPEECHES ON WARD ISSUES

11.

QUESTIONS ON OUTSIDE BODIES

12.

NOTICE OF MOTION

12.1

The following motion has been submitted by Councillor L Fletcher:

“In line with RSPCA guidance this Council resolves:

 

1.               To require all public firework displays within the local authority boundaries to be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people. 

2.               To actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people – including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks. 

3.               To write to the UK Government urging them to introduce legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90dB for those sold to the public for private displays. 

4.               To encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks for public display.”

12.2

The following motion has been submitted by Councillor B C Carr:

"Broxtowe Borough Council resolves to:

 

Place on record its support for the objectives of the Black Lives Matter movement and for all similar initiatives.

 

We will stand united against every form of discrimination, racism and injustice. The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has reminded us once again that we cannot and should not tolerate racism in any form or from any person.

 

As leaders in our neighbourhoods, we have an important role to play in challenging inequality by adopting an actively anti –racist outlook and by working with our communities to bring about meaningful change.  Given previous comments on Social Media by the Chair of Nottinghamshire’s Health & Wellbeing Board and the lack of a public apology for those comments, we also resolve to withdraw our representative on that Board for as long as the present Chairman holds that position.”

 

12.3

The following motion has been submitted by Councillor S J Carr:

“Broxtowe Borough Council believes that the impact of Covid-19 has created the biggest crisis for our communities and economy since the Second World War. This Council believes that to overcome it all groups need to work together, and that the national government and County Council have a vital role to play in this.

 

This Council notes:

 

1.          That parliament’s Climate Change Committee, in their June 2020 report, recommended that Ministers ‘seize the opportunity to turn the Covid-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change.’

2.          The decision by Nottinghamshire County Council to set up a new committee called the Covid-19 Resilience, Recovery and Renewal Committee.

3.          That within the terms of reference for this committee is the following:

        “Policy development in respect of the renewal and reform of local government services, including the future structure of local government in Nottinghamshire.”

4.          That Robert Jenrick MP, the Secretary of State for HCLG is on record as saying that he will not undertake reorganisation without the consent of all parties.

 

This Council welcomes the report by the Royal Town Planning Institute ‘Plan The World We Need’, published in June 2020, and endorses the principles of a planning led recovery identified in this document.

 

This Council regrets that rather than follow the advice of the Climate Change Committee the Prime Minister and his advisor have sought to use the situation to attack the planning system.  This Council also regrets that the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has sought to use the crisis to once again pursue her unwarranted and unwanted attempt to create a unitary authority for Nottinghamshire.

 

Broxtowe Borough Council therefore resolves:

 

1.       To instruct the Chief Executive to write on the Council’s behalf to Darren Henry MP and to the Prime Minister calling on them to abandon the governments stated wish to curtail many of the existing planning rules and to adopt the recommendations of the RPTI report;

2.       To instruct the Chief Executive to write to the leader of Nottinghamshire County Council to call on that council to focus its efforts on rebuilding the economy and communities of the area and to abandon any attempts to pursue a unitary authority; and

3.       That we will not consent to the abolition of Broxtowe Borough Council.”

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DECISIONS FROM COMMITTEE MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To note the decisions made by the Council’s committees.

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APPOINTMENT OF MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive the recommendation of an appointments panel regarding the appointment of a permanent Monitoring Officer for the Council.