Agenda and minutes

Council - Wednesday 18th September 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510

Items
No. Item

23.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for Absence were received from Councillors Hall, Studd and Trenchard.

24.

To Confirm the Minutes from the Special and Ordinary Council Meetings held on 24 July 2019. pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED:

 

that the Minutes of the Special and Ordinary Meetings of Council held on 24 July 2019 be signed as a true record.

25.

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

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED:

 

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

26.

To Receive any Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

27.

Mayor's Communications. pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Minutes:

The Mayor thanked the Deputy Mayor for her work in covering a range of events whilst she had been recovering from an operation and reported that she was pleased to be back attending engagements.

 

The Mayor highlighted the upcoming Guided Walk and Afternoon Tea on Sunday 22nd September and the Annual Civic Service on Sunday 29th September, meeting at 6.10pm at the Town Hall and encouraged Councillors to attend.

 

The Mayor explained that her communications had been circulated.

28.

Councillors to answer questions asked in accordance with Rules of Procedure 9. pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Minutes:

 

Question from:

Question put to:

 

Question Title:

1.

 

Councillor Holmes

 

 

Councillor P Smart

Orwell Bridge

 

2.

 

Councillor Holmes

 

 

Councillor Ross

Air Quality

 

3.

 

Councillor Phillips

Councillor Ellesmere

Cornhill Plinths

 

 

4.

 

Councillor Phillips

Councillor Ellesmere

Cornhill Project Finance

 

 

5.

 

Councillor Pope

Councillor P Smart

Wildflower Verges

 

 

6.

 

Councillor Vickery

Councillor Ross

Illegal Encampments

 

 

7.

 

Councillor Fisher

Councillor Ellesmere

Ed Sheeran Concerts Finance

 

8.

 

Councillor Fisher

Councillor Ellesmere

Impact of Ed Sheeran Concerts on IBC

 

9.

 

Councillor Cenci

Councillor P Smart

Bin Collections

 

 

10.

 

Councillor Cenci

Councillor Barber

Bourne Park Funday

 

 

11.

 

 

Councillor T Lockington

Councillor Ross

Landlord Licensing Scheme

12.

 

 

Councillor T Lockington

Councillor Ellesmere

High Street Funds

13.

 

 

Councillor I Lockington

Councillor Ellesmere

New Towns Fund and Culture

14.

 

 

Councillor I Lockington

Councillor Jones

Local Plan and Climate Change

 

29.

C/19/10 To Consider a Report from Councillor E Hughes on the Introduction of a Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy for the Next 3 Years. pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

that the draft Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2019 – 2022, as appended to report C/19/10, be adopted.

30.

C/19/11 To Consider a Report from Councillor D Ellesmere on the Programme of Meetings for 2020/21. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED on a motion MOVED by Councillor Ellesmere and SECONDED by Councillor Rudkin:

 

that the Programme of Meetings for 2020/21, as set out in Appendix 1 to report C/19/11, be approved.

 

31.

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

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED:

 

a)            that Councillor Grant be appointed to fill the vacancy on the Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

b)           that Councillor Connelly be appointed to fill the vacancy on the Audit and Governance Committee.

 

c)            that Councillor Gibbs be appointed as the Council’s representative on the Local Government Information Unit.