Agenda and minutes

Council
Wednesday 30th January 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510

Items
No. Item

43.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for Absence were received from Councillor Goldsmith.

44.

To Confirm the Minutes from the Previous Council Meeting. pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED:

 

that the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 September be signed as a true record.

45.

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

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED:

 

that the order of business be confirmed as printed on the Agenda.

46.

To Receive any Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

Item 10. Gambling Act 2005: Statement of Principles 2019-2022.

 

Councillor J Cook, as a promoter of a Society Lottery, declared a pecuniary interest in this item, and left the room during its consideration.

47.

Mayor's Communications. pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

The Mayor explained that her communications had been circulated.

48.

Councillors to answer questions asked in accordance with Rules of Procedure 9. pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Minutes:

 

Question put to:

 

Question from:

Question Title:

1.

 

Councillor Ross

Mr Slinger

Anti Social Behaviour in Westgate

2.

 

Councillor Ross

Mr Slinger

Support for vulnerable children

3.

 

Councillor Ellesmere

Councillor Cook

Accident on the Cornhill

4.

 

Councillor MacDonald

Councillor Lockington

Energy Performance Certificates (Enforcement)

5.

 

Councillor P Smart

Councillor Cenci

Missed bin collections

6.

 

Councillor P Smart

Councillor Cenci

Waste Service Sickness

7.

 

Councillor Barber

Councillor Harsant

Bus Service Subsidies

8.

 

Councillor M Cook

Councillor Pope

Contracts

9.

 

Councillor Ellesmere

Councillor Fisher

Independent Review of Works on Cornhill

10.

 

Councillor Ross

Councillor Xhaferaj

Vehicle Emissions Standards

11.

 

Councillor MacDonald

Councillor Phillips

Sheltered Service Charges

12.

 

Councillor P Smart

Ms Murray

Funding for communities

 

49.

C/18/15 To Consider a Report from Councillor N MacDonald on the Housing Revenue Account Rent and Service Charge Levels 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED on a motion MOVED by Councillor MacDonald and SECONDED by Councillor Gage:

 

a)    that the changes in rent level, as set out at option 1, paragraph 4.1 of the report, be approved for use from 1 April 2019, with written notice to tenants of the rent decrease to be given by 4March 2019;

 

b)   that the new ‘scheme by scheme’ calculation of service and utility charges for sheltered schemes from 1 April 2019, as set out at appendix 1 to the report, be approved;

 

c)    that an increase of 3.4% from 1 April 2019 for housing garage and hard standing rents, as set out in appendix 2 to the report, be approved.

50.

C/18/16 To Consider a Report from Councillor N MacDonald on the Housing Revenue Account Asset Management Strategy. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED on a motion MOVED by Councillor MacDonald and SECONDED by Councillor Gage:

 

that Council recommend that the Housing Revenue Account Asset Management Strategy 2018-2023 and integral Ipswich Standard be adopted by Executive.

51.

C/18/17 To Consider a Report from Councillor M Cook on the Council Tax Base for 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED on a motion MOVED by Councillor M Cook and SECONDED by Councillor Grant:

 

that in accordance with the report and the Local Authority (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amount calculated by Ipswich Borough Council as its Council Tax Base for the financial year 2019/20 be 38,323.

52.

C/18/18 To Consider a Report from Councillor S Connelly on the Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Principles 2019-2022. pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED on a motion MOVED by Councillor Connelly and SECONDED by Councillor Hughes:

 

that, subject to the correction of the dates in paragraph 2.10, the draft Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles 2019-2022 be adopted.

53.

To Consider a Motion from Councillor P Smart

Council agrees that Ipswich Borough Council will reduce plastic waste, specifically by:

 

·         Undertaking an audit of single-use plastics used by the Authority and all council commissioned services with a view to replacing any unnecessary throwaway plastics with sustainable or re-usable alternatives, enabling the council to become a full signatory of the “Plastic Free Pledge”;

·         Working to ensure council commissioning exercises eliminate the use of single-use plastics, replacing them with sustainable or re-usable alternatives;

·         Informing members of the public in its online and written communications about reducing plastic waste;

·         Using its membership of the Suffolk Waste Partnership to improve opportunities to recycle new materials wherever possible;

·         Seek to achieve the phasing out of throwaway plastic cups, bottles, cutlery and straws from festivals and events, and investigate the possibility of requiring food and drink vendors to avoid SUPs as a condition of their event permission.”

 

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED on a motion MOVED by Councillor P Smart and SECONDED by Councillor Reynolds:

 

that Ipswich Borough Council will reduce plastic waste, specifically by:

 

·         Undertaking an audit of single-use plastics used by the Authority and all council commissioned services with a view to replacing any unnecessary throwaway plastics with sustainable or re-usable alternatives, enabling the council to become a full signatory of the “Plastic Free Pledge”;

 

·         Working to ensure council commissioning exercises eliminate the use of single-use plastics, replacing them with sustainable or re-usable alternatives;

 

·         Informing members of the public in its online and written communications about reducing plastic waste;

 

·         Using its membership of the Suffolk Waste Partnership to improve opportunities to recycle new materials wherever possible;

 

·         Seeking to achieve the phasing out of throwaway plastic cups, bottles, cutlery and straws from festivals and events, and investigate the possibility of requiring food and drink vendors to avoid SUPs as a condition of their event permission.

54.

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

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED:

 

that Councillor Vickery replace Councillor Harsant on the Greenways Project Joint Advisory Committee.