Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 6.00 pm

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    Items
    No. Item

    1.

    Apologies pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    To receive any apologies for absence.

    2.

    Minutes pdf icon PDF 471 KB

    To confirm the attached Minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2021 and the Extraordinary meeting held on 9 February 2021.

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    3.

    Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 143 KB

    To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

    4.

    Announcements pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Council, the Leader of the Council, Members of the Cabinet or the Head of Paid Service.

    5.

    Leader's Time pdf icon PDF 234 KB

    To receive an oral report at the meeting from the Leader (and Cabinet) on the business of the Executive or on any topic or subject that it is felt should be brought to the attention of the Council.

     

    In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 (Leader’s Time):

     

    (a)  The Leader (and Cabinet) shall have up to 15 minutes to make within this report any statements that they wish on any topic or subject that they feel should be drawn to the attention of the Council.

    (b)  The Leader of the Main Opposition Group (or their nominee) shall be allowed up to 10 minutes to respond.

    (c)  The Leader of the Council shall be allowed up to 5 minutes to exercise a right of reply (or 25% of the time given to the Opposition Group Leader(s), whichever is the greatest).

    6.

    Seat Allocation and Group Appointments pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    To receive from Group Leaders any changes to seat allocations or appointments.

     

    (Note:  Any changes must be within the approved allocation of seats to political groups in accordance with the political balance rules (where applicable).)

    7.

    Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 187 KB

    To receive answers in respect of questions from the public to Members of the Executive asked in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council Procedure Rules (as amended by the remote meeting procedure rules).

     

    (a)  Questions will be asked in the order in which notice of them was received, except that the Chairman may group together similar questions.

    (b)  The period for questions by the public shall be limited so that no further questions shall be put after the elapse of 15 minutes from the commencement of the first question.

    (c)   A maximum of three minutes is allowed for the each question to be read.

    (d)  Afterwards, any other Member at the Chairman's discretion may speak for up to two minutes on a question or reply.

     

    Questions from the Public

     

    The questions received from the public are set out in the agenda paper.

    8.

    Pay Policy Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

    To consider the report of the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service (to follow).

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    9.

    Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 423 KB

    To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Corporate Resources).

     

    Please note that section 106 Local Government Finance Act 1972 applies to this item of business. Accordingly, if any sum of council tax becomes payable by any Member and has remained unpaid for at least two months, that Member must, if present at the meeting, declare that fact to the meeting as soon as possible after the meeting has started and may not participate in any vote on that item.

     

    In accordance with Procedure Rule 18.6 (voting on budget decisions) a recorded vote will be held in respect of this item.

     

    10.

    Council Budget 2021/22 and Medium-Term Financial Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 343 KB

    To consider the report of the Strategic Director (Corporate Resources) (to follow).

     

    Please note that section 106 Local Government Finance Act 1972 applies to this item of business. Accordingly, if any sum of council tax becomes payable by any Member and has remained unpaid for at least two months, that Member must, if present at the meeting, declare that fact to the meeting as soon as possible after the meeting has started and may not participate in any vote on that item.

     

    In accordance with Procedure Rule 18.6 (voting on budget decisions) a recorded vote will be held in respect of this item.

     

     

    Additional documents:

    11.

    Questions from Members pdf icon PDF 329 KB

    Up to 60 minutes is allowed for this part of the meeting unless extended by the Chairman of Council on a motion moved, duly seconded and approved by the Council.  Members may ask one supplementary question in addition to their original question.

     

    Members may ask one supplementary question in addition to their original question.

     

    The questions received are set out in the agenda papers.

     

    12.

    Urgent Business Time pdf icon PDF 83 KB

    To consider any other items deemed by the Chairman of the Council to be urgent in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972.

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