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  9 September 2021 (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.

ITEMS OUTSTANDING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 194 KB

i)              Questions of the Leader (report attached)

 

ii)             Questions of Chairs of bodies other than the Cabinet.

8.

PETITIONS AND PUBLIC QUESTIONS

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

9.

PROPORTIONALITY pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider the report on proportionality changes

 

10.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COUNCIL BODIES

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

To consider the following recommendations to Council:

 

10i

Cabinet: 21 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

CAB46: CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN

 

12.

NOTICES OF MOTION

1)    To consider the following Notice of Motion (4/21), submitted by Councillor Joyce:

 

"This Council believes planning works best when developers and the local community work together to shape local areas and deliver necessary new homes.

 

This Council therefore writes to local MPs urging them to insist the Government protects the right of communities to object to individual planning applications."

 

 

2)    To consider the following Notice of Motion (5/21), submitted by Councillor Joyce:

 

"This Council notes its resolution to support the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in seeking funding for a new replacement hospital.

 

This Council encourages the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to seek funding for a new replacement hospital in a location other than its present location."

 

3)    To consider the following Notice of Motion (6/21), submitted by Councillor Joyce:

 

"This Council seeks to support all towns and villages in West Norfolk to secure economic prosperity and fair treatment for all residents and businesses.

 

This Council is concerned that some Downham town councillors and staff have publicly stated they are afraid to walk in Downham Market.

 

This Council is equally concerned that 6 Downham town councillors have publicly distanced themselves from a decision of a group of town councillors to terminate the licences of 2 market traders.

 

This Council can no longer stand idly by and must now step in to act as honest brokers by offering guidance and support to all parties with the aim of moving forward in a positive way.

 

Therefore, this Council calls on all group leaders, Downham borough councillors along with relevant officers to take appropriate action to help alleviate the present situation."

 

 

4)    To consider the following Notice of Motion (7/21), submitted by Councillor Kemp:

 

Equal Value, Equal Lives

This Council is united in valuing the lives of all its residents equally; it is committed to a culture of safety for women and girls throughout the Borough; to a level playing field of opportunity and respect for people of all abilities, genders and races, including Travellers; and will stand up to discrimination in all its forms, call out hate speech and work towards community cohesion.

 

13.

CABINET MEMBERS REPORTS pdf icon PDF 109 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

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:

14.

MEMBERS QUESTION TIME

In accordance with Standing Order 11.2.2, Members of the Council may ask any questions of the Chair of any Council Body (except the Cabinet).

11.

APPOINTMENT TO OUTSIDE BODIES pdf icon PDF 198 KB