Agenda and minutes

Council - Wednesday 27th July 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall

Contact: Jan Robinson  01473 432510

No. Item


Apologies for Absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Pope and Councillor Ross.


To Confirm the Minutes from the Previous Council Meeting. pdf icon PDF 84 KB




that the Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on the 29th June  2016 were approved as a true record.


To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business on the Agenda.




that the Order of Business be confirmed as printed on the Agenda.


To Receive any Declarations of Interest by Councillors.


In accordance with delegated authority, the Monitoring Officer granted dispensations to all Councillors in respect of Agenda Item 7 – the Adoption of Supplementary Planning Documents.


Councillor M Cook, being the homeowner of a property listed on the Local List (Buildings of Townscape Interest) declared a pecuniary interest and left the room during consideration of that item.


Councillor Harsant, being the Secretary of the Friends of Holywells Park, declared a local non pecuniary interest in Question 6.


Mayor's Communications.


During the last four weeks, the Mayor and his Consort Ellie have much enjoyed meeting children and young people in a variety of settings.


Students in year 9 at Northgate High School inspired their audience when presenting research they had undertaken into discrimination and people who combat it. Speech days and awards ceremonies took place at St Albans High School (who also celebrated a 50th anniversary mass), Ipswich School, Ipswich High School, Lapwing Education and Halifax Primary School. It was good to see tenacious effort as well as high achievement being recognised.


Summer Fetes were held at Castle Hill Primary School, St Christopher’s PRU and 36th Ipswich Scouts (including a session for the Mayor in the stocks being pelted with wet sponges – a precedent set by his predecessor, it seems!).


The National Citizen Service is a quickly expanding initiative from the Cabinet Office to provide real-life opportunities for 16-18 year olds.  The range of activities undertaken by the participants is particularly impressive. The Mayor was glad to be a member of the ‘dragon’s den’ to whom each group had to present their project which aims to improve an aspect of the community.


Crucial Crew, run by a large number of volunteers and IBC staff at Hallowtrees, provided children and adults alike with important messages about keeping safe. Gusford Primary School, year 6, were participants during their visit.


Celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday continue. The ‘Scout Active Support’ (SAS) held a garden party in Chantry Park. Along with Friends of Christchurch Park, the Mayor had planted a special oak tree.


Special anniversaries and celebrations have again been a feature of the month. Edna Bussey and Joyce Fisher celebrated their 100th birthdays. Two alert ladies with a wealth of experiences to share.


 Eid celebration in the Shahjalal Islamic Centre, Al Tazid Foundation dinner, the Suffolk Bangladeshi New Year party and the Insaan Aid charity dinner show something of the diversity and rich cultural life of the town.


Major events, often part of Ip-Art, have been extremely well supported. Ipswich Music Day, Global Rhythms, Indian Summer Mela, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ presented by Pantaloons, Waterfront Music School 30th anniversary concert, Ipswich Hospital Band 40th anniversary concert and Wheels. ‘Artists rooms’ at Prettys Solicitors and ‘Artist Choice’ at Ipswich Art School Gallery are outward visible signs of the large number of talented artists there have been, and still are, in and around Ipswich. 


Language students from Italy, Spain and Hungary have visited the parlour.


Mayor’s at Home: The Mayor and Ellie would like to thank everyone who came to Suffolk New College. They thoroughly enjoyed this very special event and hope that everyone who attended did too.

It had also been quite a busy few days for Ellie the Mayor’s Consort as she attended her graduation at UEA (even though she completed her course last August and has been working at the hospital since October!) and 21st birthday last Saturday.


The Mayor was challenged  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.


Councillors to answer questions asked in accordance with Rules of Procedure 9.



Question put to:


Question from:

Question Title


Councillor Ross

Councillor Cenci

Anti- Social Behaviour Victoria Street


Councillor MacDonald

Councillor Cenci

War Veterans


Councillor Rudkin

Councillor Carnall

Food Standards Agency Ratings


Councillor Ellesmere

Councillor Carnall

Business Rate Revenues


Councillor Ellesmere

Councillor Phillips

Ipswich Borough Assets


Councillor Smart

Councillor Debman

Holywells Park Parking


Councillor Smart

Councillor Lockington

Parks and Open Spaces Budget



C/16/03 To Consider a Report from Councillor C Jones on the Adoption of Supplementary Planning Documents: Shop Front Design Guide, Cycling Strategy and Revisions to the Local List (Buildings of Townscape Interest). pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:


22.1 Councillor Jones thanked Mrs Gail Broom for the many years of excellent

        service that she had given to the Council and wished her every success

        in her new role.




(i)           that the Shop Front Design Guide SPD as detailed in the report be adopted with immediate effect


(ii)          that the Cycling Strategy SPD as detailed in this report be adopted with immediate effect.


(iii)         that the revisions to the Local List (Buildings of Townscape Interest) be adopted with immediate effect and that these revisions are incorporated into an updated Local List (Buildings of Townscape Interest) SPD.


(iv)        that the Head of Development be authorised to publish the SPDs and their respective consultation statements and adoption statements.


C/16/04 To Consider a Report from Councillor M Cook on the Treasury Management Performance - Annual Report 2015/16. pdf icon PDF 120 KB




that the Treasury Management Operations for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 be noted.


To Consider nominations/changes of Councillors to serve on Committees, Panels, Working Groups and Outside Bodies.




(i)           that Councillor David Goldsmith replace Councillor Ian Fisher on the Joint Consultative Group.


(ii)          that Councillor Colin Kreidewolf replace Councillor Bill Knowles on the Suffolk Pension Fund Committee.


Council Questions pdf icon PDF 87 KB