Council - Wednesday 29th July 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510


No. Item


Apologies for Absence.


To Confirm the Minutes from the Previous Council Meeting. pdf icon PDF 303 KB


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


To Receive any Declarations of Interest.


Mayor's Communications. pdf icon PDF 117 KB


Councillors to answer questions asked in accordance with Rules of Procedure 9. pdf icon PDF 107 KB


C/20/01 To Consider a Report from Councillor D Ellesmere on Special Urgency Decisions. pdf icon PDF 275 KB


C/20/02 To Consider a report from Councillors D Ellesmere and M Cook on the Update of the Medium-Term Financial Plan 2020/21 to 2023/24 (Including Budget 2020/21). pdf icon PDF 581 KB

Additional documents:


C/20/03 To Consider a Report from Councillor M Cook on Treasury Management Performance 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 373 KB


To Consider a Motion from Councillor G Chisholm.

This Council was appalled by the racist posts shared by former councillor Robin Vickery on social media and is glad that he is no longer an elected councillor representing Ipswich.


However, this Council is concerned that, if this councillor had not voluntarily resigned, there is little or nothing in the way of sanctions that could legally be brought against him and that he could just have sat out his term of office, claiming an allowance at the expense of the council tax payer and impacting on the well-being of BAME residents and IBC staff.


This Council therefore requests that the Chief Executive write to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government stating that we wish the Localism Act 2011 to be updated to re-introduce the sanctions of suspension and barring from public office for major breaches of the councillors’ code of conduct.


To Consider nominations/changes of Councillors to serve on Committees, Panels, Working Groups and Outside Bodies. pdf icon PDF 97 KB