Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

PRAYERS

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

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.

 

 

4.

MAYOR'S COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive Mayor’s communications and announcements.

 

5.

URGENT BUSINESS

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

 

6.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COUNCIL BODIES

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

To consider the following recommendations to Council:

 

6i

Cabinet - 22 September 2020 and Cabinet Members Decision - 27 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

CAB171 – Review of Standing Orders and Articles

Cabinet Members Decision on Standing Orders amendments.

 

Council is invited to consider the proposed amendments to Standing Orders and Articles which are attached with the agenda.

 

Additional documents:

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Cabinet on 17 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

CAB193: Statement of Licensing Policy

CAB194: Covid 19 Response and Recovery Plan

CAB197: Scheme of Delegation

 

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

1)               To consider the following Notice of Motion (6/20), submitted by Councillor S Squire:

 

This council acknowledges that care leavers are particularly vulnerable and can be at risk of jeopardising their housing tenancies, as they do not have the ability to draw upon the support and experience that family members can provide. 

 

Therefore this council agrees to build upon the joint housing protocol with Norfolk County Council to prioritise care leavers for housing, and the council tax discounts for care leavers, by also extending the “Care & Repair” service to Care Leavers in the Borough up until their 25th Birthday. 

 

2)               To consider the following Notice of Motion (7/20) submitted by Councillor J Rust:

 

This Council believes the way to develop a strong, resilient and successful local economy is through all residents having the opportunity to reach their full potential and supports moves to increase these chances through initiatives such as the School of Nursing. 

 

As such this Council wishes to express its support of government policy that puts the reskilling of workers at the heart of their economic recovery plans after the pandemic.  The Government's announcement to fully fund entitlement to achieve a first level 3 qualification delivered through the National Skills Fund is to be applauded. 

 

Therefore, this Council is deeply concerned at the suggestion of the Department of Education to end Government funding to the Union Learning Fund which is open to all workers, union and non union members alike.  

 

Therefore, this Council resolves to raise this undermining of Government policy with local Members of Parliament and encourage them to call on the Department of Education not to proceed with the withdrawal of funding.

 

 

3)               To consider the following Notice of Motion (8/20) submitted by Councillor A Kemp:

 

Decent Homes for Residents

 

This Council understands the importance of affordable housing space standards in all new housing. So that all rooms are of a decent size for residents and so housing meets  housing need.

 

The Council will therefore draw up and enforce a Room Standards Policy. If Planning Applications do not meet our affordable housing space standards, the Local Planning Authority will not recommend their approval.