Meeting documents

Council
Thursday 20th September 2018

Venue: Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1AB
Time: 2 pm
Email: Richard.mell@northlincs.gov.uk

 

1. Mayor’s Remarks
2. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests.
3. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Meetings of the Council held on 14 December, 2017 and 1 March, 2018, Extraordinary Meetings held on 20 April 2018 (1), 20 April (2), and Annual Meeting held on 17 May 2018.
4. Treasury Management Outturn 2017/18 – Report by the Director: Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 1.
5. Review of local UK Parliamentary Polling Districts and Polling Places - Report by the Chief Executive – See Appendix 2.
6. Standards Committee – Annual Report 2017/2018 – Report by the Director Governance and Partnerships – See Appendix 3.
7.
Urgent Key Decisions - Report by the Director: Governance and Partnerships - See Appendix 4.
8.
To receive the minutes of the under mentioned committees/panels (previously circulated) and to consider any recommendations made and to pass such resolutions as may be necessary - See Order of Business.

Planning Committee –
(6 December and 18 December 2017, 17 January, 14 February 14 March, 18 April, 9 May, 6 June, 4 July and 1 August 2018)

Licensing Committee –
(18 December 2017, 13 March, 22 March, 19 April, 7 June, 14 June, 12 July, 26 July and 22 August 2018)

Audit Committee –
(19 January, 25 April, 27 June and 27 July 2018)

Standards Committee –
(24 January, 9 February, 21 March, 1 June, 25 June, 11 July and 30 August 2018)

People Scrutiny Panel –
(21 November and 12 December 2017, 23 January, 20 February, 6 March, 17 April and 17 July 2018)

Health Scrutiny Panel -
(30 October and 4 December 2017, 5 February, 20 February, 5 March, 26 March (1), 26 March (2), 16 April, 20 April, 18 June and 9 July 2018)

Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel –
(18 January, 15 March, 26 April, 14 May, 21 June and 12 July 2018)

Health and Wellbeing Board -
(8 December 2017, 16 March and 15 June 2018)

Appointment and Employment Committee -
(30 April 2018)

Joint Committee on Shared Services -
(24 July 2018)

9. To consider any questions on the discharge of the functions of the Humberside Fire Authority.
10. Questions from members of the public (including town and parish councils).
11. To consider a joint motion of which notice has been given and to pass such resolutions as may be necessary (none received).

MINUTES

Present – The Mayor – Councillor J Briggs

Councillors Ali, Allcock, Armiger, Armitage, Bainbridge, Clark, Collinson, A Davison, Ellerby, England, Evison, L Foster, T Foster, Glover, Godfrey, Gosling, Grant, Hannigan, Kataria, Kirk, Longcake, Marper, Mumby-Croft, Ogg, Oldfield, Poole, Baroness Mrs Redfern, Reed, Robinson, Rose, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, Swift, K Vickers, P Vickers, Waltham MBE, Wells and Wilson.

The council met at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.

2586 MAYOR'S REMARKS - The Mayor welcomed fellow councillors, officers and members of the public to the meeting. He informed the meeting of the nature and range of 111 events he had attended and been involved in to date. He reported that feedback received emphasised that North Lincolnshire continued to thrive as an area to live, work and visit, and many from outside the area expressed their views that the area was clearly open for business and investment.

The Mayor also stated that it was important that that the Council conducted itself in a professional manner, sticking to the business to be carried out, with no falling out and enjoying some polite humour as it progressed.

2587 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT LOBBYING - Declarations of personal interests were indicated as follows –

MemberSubject/Minute
Councillor M AliHackney Carriage Driver/Licence Holder, with schools transport contract.

Crosby Community Association - Trustee

Councillor BriggsHumberside Fire Authority – Member
Councillor EllerbyScunthorpe and Gainsborough Water Management Board - Member

Member of Burringham Parish Council

Councillor OldfieldPersonal Licence Holder

Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Water

Management Board - Member

Member of Gunness Parish Council

Member of Burringham Parish Council

2588 MINUTES - Resolved - That the minutes of the Ordinary Meetings of the Council held 14 December 2017 and 1 March 2018, Extraordinary Meetings held on 20 April 2018 and the Annual Meeting held on 17 May 2018, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the Mayor.

2589 (1) TREASURY MANAGEMENT OUTTURN 2017/18 – The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report providing an overview of the council's treasury performance in 2017/18. The report explained that this report fulfilled the council's legal obligation under the Local Government Act to have regard to both the CIPFA Code and the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) Investment Guidance. The CIPFA Code required that full Council received a report at the start of the financial year, mid-year and year end. The Audit Committee also received regular updates regarding treasury activity, providing assurance on the effectiveness of the council's treasury management arrangements. Council had agreed the Treasury Management Strategy for 2017/18 in February 2017, and the Annual Treasury Report (included as an appendix to the report) provided the detail of the activity and performance against the strategy, including the agreed Prudential Indicators for 2017/18.

Resolved – That the Treasury Management performance set out in the Annual Treasury Report for the 2017-18 financial year be received and noted.

2590 (2) REVIEW OF LOCAL PARLIAMENTARY POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES - The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report on the requirement to undertake a compulsory review of local UK Parliamentary Polling Districts and Polling Places. The review would have no impact upon the polling districts or places for the council's local district elections and town and parish elections in May 2019.

The Director in her report explained that The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 introduced a change to the timing of compulsory reviews of UK Parliamentary Polling Districts and Polling Places. The next compulsory review must now be started and completed Between 1 October 2018 by 31 January 2020 (inclusive). (Subsequent compulsory reviews must be started and completed within the period of 16 months that starts on 1 October of every 5th year after 1 October 2013). A “review” was all the steps set out in Schedule A1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (RPA1983). The review process, from the publication of a notice of a review until the publication of the documents at the end, must take place and be completed by 31 January 2020.

Guidance received from the Electoral Commission indicated that local authorities would need to decide when to carry out the review within the specified period taking into account other statutory duties and processes the (Acting) Returning Officer and her staff would be carrying out in that time period and how the review would fit into these. The report highlighted what the (Acting) Returning Officers would need to consider in the period leading up to 31 January 2020, and also set out an overview of legislative requirements.

Resolved - (a) That the requirement to conduct a compulsory review of parliamentary polling districts and polling places be completed within the period of 16 months from 1 October 2018 to 31 January 2020 (inclusive), and (b) that arrangements be made to commence the review of polling districts and polling places as soon as possible after 1 October 2018, as the 2018 canvass and associated new electoral registers are completed.

2591 (3) STANDARDS COMMITTEE - ANNUAL REPORT 2017/18 - The Director: Governance and Partnerships submitted a report which attached as an appendix the sixth annual report of the Standards Committee under its standards regime and associated published Standards Arrangements following the Localism Act 2011. The report covered the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, and detailed the work and activities of the Standards Committee throughout that time.

The report was presented to Council in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Annual Governance Statement. It was approved by the Standards Committee at its meeting on 11 July 2018 with a request that the Monitoring Officer provide a copy to all Town and Parish Councils in the area.

Following receipt of this report by council, the Monitoring Officer would provide the annual training sessions to town and parish members using the report to inform the itinerary.

Resolved - That the report of the Standards Committee for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 be received.

2592 (4) URGENT KEY DECISIONS - The Director Governance and Partnerships submitted a report in accordance with requirements of the Council's Constitution 'Access to Information Procedure Rules' executive key decisions taken over the last year where the making of the decision was agreed as urgent. The report in an appendix summarised one executive key decisions taken as urgent over the last year and stated that the required public notice of the decision to be taken was published on the council's website, and the required agreement for the decision to be made was obtained from the chairman of the relevant scrutiny panel.

Resolved - That the annual report summarising executive key decisions where the making of the decision was agreed as urgent be received and noted.

2593 PLANNING COMMITTEE - Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 6 and 18 December 2017, 17 January, 14 February, 14 March, 18 April, 9 May, 6 June, 4 July and 1 August 2018 be received with the exception of minutes 1898 (i) and 1899 (i) –

2594 APPLICATION PA/2017/1006 – With regard to the excepted portion it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2595 APPLICATION PA/2017/1513 – With regard to the excepted portion it was –

Moved by Councillor N Sherwood and seconded by Councillor J Evison –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2596 LICENSING COMMITTEE - Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Committee held on 18 December 2017, 13 and 22 March, 19 April, 7 and 14 June, 12 and 26 July and 22 August 2018 be received, approved and adopted.

2597 AUDIT COMMITTEE - Resolved - That the minutes of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 19 January, 25 April, 27 June and 27 July 2018 be received, approved and adopted.

2598 STANDARDS COMMITTEE - Resolved - That the minutes of the meetings of the Standards Committee held on 24 January, 9 February, 21 March and 1 and 25 June, 11 July and 30 August 2018 be received.

2599 PEOPLE SCRUTINY PANEL - Resolved - That the minutes of the meetings of the People Scrutiny Panel held on 21 November, 12 December 2017, 23 January, 20 February, 6 March, 17 April and 17 July 2018 be received.

2600 HEALTH SCRUTINY PANEL - Resolved - That the minutes of the meetings of the Health Scrutiny Panel held on 30 October, 4 December, 5 and 20 February, 5 and 26 March, 16 and 20 April, 18 June and 9 July 2018 be received with the exception of minutes 472 and 481.

2601 NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE AND GOOLE – DRAFT QUALITY ACCOUNT - With regard to the excepted portion (a) it was -

Moved by Councillor H Mumby-Croft and seconded by Councillor L Foster –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2602 CABINET MEMBER AND SERVICE AREA PRIORITIES - With regard to the excepted portion (b) it was -

Moved by Councillor H Mumby-Croft and seconded by Councillor L Foster –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2603 GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS SCRUTINY PANEL - Resolved - That the minutes of the meetings of the Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel held on 18 January, 15 March, 26 April, 14 May, 21 June and 12 July 2018 be received with the exception of minutes 52, 57, 62 and 73.

2604 OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY - HOUSE OF COMMONS COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES – With regard to excepted portion (a) it was -

Moved by Councillor D Robinson and seconded by Councillor T Gosling -

That the minute be received.

Moved by Councillor A Davison and seconded by Councillor J Collinson as an amendment-

That the minute be received with regret at the decision arrived at by the panel.

At the request of members and in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.22(d) the names of members voting for, against and abstaining from the amendment are as follows -

FOR: Councillors Ali, Armitage, Bainbridge, Collinson, A Davison, Ellerby, L Foster, Godfrey, Gosling, Grant, Kataria, Kirk Oldfield, Swift and Wilson.

AGAINST: Councillors Allcock, Armiger, Briggs, Clark, England, Evison, T Foster, Glover, Hannigan, Longcake, Marper, Mumby-Croft, Ogg, Poole, Baroness Mrs Redfern, Reed, Robinson, Rose, Rowson, C Sherwood, N Sherwood, K Vickers, P Vickers, Waltham MBE and Wells

ABSTAINING: Nil

Amendment Lost
Motion Carried

2605 DOMESTIC BROADBAND AND BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY - With regard to excepted portion (b) it was -

Moved by Councillor D Robinson and seconded by Councillor T Gosling -

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2606 CALL IN - DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW MARKETING FACILITY - With regard to excepted portion (c) it was -

Moved by Councillor D Robinson and seconded by Councillor T Gosling -

2607 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK (Mr J Corlett, Funding of Voluntary and Community Sector - Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire) - With regard to excepted portion (d) it was -

Moved by Councillor D Robinson and seconded by Councillor T Gosling -

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2608 HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD - Resolved – That the minutes of the meetings of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 8 December, 16 March and 15 June 2018 be received with the exception of minute 253.

2609 CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND 'HEALTHY WEIGHT, HEALTHY LIVES UPDATE – With regard to excepted portion (a) it was -

Moved by Councillor R Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor R Hannigan -

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2610 APPOINTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE - Resolved - That the minutes of the meeting of the Appointment and Employment Committee held on 30 April 2018 be received with the exception of minute 60.

2611 RE-DESIGNATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSTS – With regard to excepted portion (a) it was -

Moved by Councillor R Waltham MBE and seconded by Councillor N Poole –

That the minute be received.

Motion Carried

2612 JOINT COMMITTEE ON SHARED SERVICES - Resolved - That the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee on Shared Services held on 24 July 2018 be received, approved and adopted.

Reports