Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

PRAYERS

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on       (previously circulated).

 

4.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

 

5.

MAYOR'S COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive Mayor’s communications and announcements.

 

6.

URGENT BUSINESS

To receive any items of business which in the opinion of the Mayor are urgent. 

 

7.

DETERMINATION OF COUNCIL TAX DISCOUNTS RELATING TO SECOND HOMES AND EMPTY DWELLINGS FOR 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 232 KB

8.

PETITIONS AND PUBLIC QUESTIONS

To receive petitions and public questions in accordance with Standing Order 9.

9.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COUNCIL BODIES

(Members are reminded this is a debate, not a question and answer session)

To consider the following recommendations to Council:

 

9i

Cabinet: 16 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

CAB67:           Corporate Business Plan

CAB74:           Gambling Act 2005 – Update

CAB75:           Requests for Variation of Numbers of Parish Councillors

 

10.

NOTICES OF MOTION

i)              To consider the following Notice of Motion (8-21), submitted by Councillor A Ryves:

 

“This Council recognises that the retail sector has been particularly badly hit by the pandemic.

 

This Council wishes to play its part in retaining an active local retail sector.

 

Therefore, this Council agrees that all car parks and on road parking spaces owned by this Council in Hunstanton and King's Lynn will operate a system of free parking from the hours of 9.00 AM to 5.00PM on each Sunday in the month of December and the first Sunday in January.”

 

ii)             To consider the following Notice of Motion (9-21), submitted by Councillor A Kemp

 

This Council is committed to making its services as accessible as possible. The trend for transferring applications for more and more services, like Homechoice, online, is a barrier for people who  most need them, but who are digitally excluded,  whether through cost or disability.  

 

The Council used to supply computers for public access in King’s Court, but these have been taken away.  Residents come into King’s Court regularly, who are Homechoice clients, and want to check their benefits online, but are unable to do so. Residents are not permitted to use the computers near the Council reception that belong to the DWP. 

 

Council will consider the benefit of recommending  the reintroduction of computers for public use for specified purposes in the Council reception at King’s Court, for inclusion within the forthcoming budget.

 

11.

CABINET MEMBERS REPORTS pdf icon PDF 112 KB

In accordance with Standing Order 11, to receive reports from Cabinet Members moved en bloc, under Standing Order 11.2 Members of the Council may ask questions of Cabinet Members on their reports and Portfolio areas. The order of putting questions shall commence with a Member from the largest opposition group, proceeding in descending order to the smallest opposition group, followed by a non-aligned Member and finally a Member from the ruling group. This order shall repeat until the time for questions has elapsed or there are no more questions to be put. 

 

The period of time for putting questions and receiving responses shall not exceed 50 minutes for all Cabinet Members, excluding the Leader

 

The period of time for putting questions and receiving responses to the Leader shall not exceed 15 minutes.

 

 

(Councillors are reminded that this is a question and answer session not a debate.)

 

 

Corporate Services - Councillor B Long

Environment - Councillor P Kunes

Development - Councillor R Blunt

Finance – Councillor A Dickinson (to follow)

Property – Councillor A Lawrence

People and Communities – Councillor Sam Sandell

Deputy Leader and Business, Culture & Heritage – Councillor G Middleton

 

Leader - Councillor Stuart Dark

 

Additional documents:

12.

MEMBERS QUESTION TIME

In accordance with Standing Order 11.2 (b), Members of the Council may ask any questions of the Chair of any Council Body (except the Cabinet).