Agenda and minutes

Council
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014 2.00 pm

Venue: Bury Town Hall

Contact: Chris Shillitto  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

C. 8

ELECTION OF CHAIR

The election of Chair is the first item of business to be transacted.  Members are asked to adjourn this item to enable it to be considered under Part 2 of the Proceedings.                          

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the election of Chair be adjourned to Part 2 of the Proceedings.

C. 9

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are requested to declare any interests which they have in any items or issues before the Council for determination.

 

Minutes:

1.     Councillor Connolly declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his partner is an employee of Bury Council.

 

2.     Councillor Jones declared a personal interest in any items related to staffing as his wife is an employee of Bury Council.

 

3.     Councillor Mallon declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his wife is an employee of Bury Council.

C. 10

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive as read and approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 2 April 2014.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 2 April 2014 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.

C. 11

MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS

To receive any communications from the Mayor and any announcements by the Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive on matters of interest to the Council. 

         

During this item, the Mayor will present certificates to winners of the “Made in Bury:Council Community Awards.

 

Minutes:

The Mayor presented certificates to winners of the “Made in Bury : Council Community Awards” as follows:-

 

·         Volunteer of the Year Award – Christine Taylor

·         Outstanding contribution to a Township – Andrew Taylor

·         Young Person or Young Persons’ Group Outstanding Community Contribution Award – P.O.G. (Proud of Gayness)

             

The Mayor and Councillors expressed their congratulations to the recipients and their thanks and appreciation to volunteers across Bury who make it a good place to live, work and visit.

C. 12

ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS 2014

To receive the following report from the Chief Executive on the outcome of the Election of Councillors held on 22 May 2014 for each of the seventeen wards of the Metropolitan Borough.

 

Ward

Councillor Elected

Ramsbottom

Ian Bevan

North Manor

James Daly

Tottington

Iain Gartside

Elton

Sarah Kerrison

Moorside

Sandra Walmsley

East

Trevor Holt

Church

Susan Nuttall

Redvales

Tamoor Tariq

Unsworth

Paul Adams

Radcliffe East

Nick Parnell

Radcliffe North

Jane Lewis

Radcliffe West

Rishi Shori

Pilkington Park

John Mallon

Besses

Mary Whitby

Holyrood

Tim Pickstone

St Mary’s

Eamonn O’Brien

Sedgley

Alan Quinn

 

 

Minutes:

The Chief Executive reported the election of Councillors on 22 May 2014 as follows:-

 

Ward

Councillor Elected

Ramsbottom

Ian Bevan

North Manor

James Daly

Tottington

Iain Gartside

Elton

Sarah Kerrison

Moorside

Sandra Walmsley

East

Trevor Holt

Church

Susan Nuttall

Redvales

Tamoor Tariq

Unsworth

Paul Adams

Radcliffe East

Nick Parnell

Radcliffe North

Jane Lewis

Radcliffe West

Rishi Shori

Pilkington Park

John Mallon

Besses

Mary Whitby

Holyrood

Tim Pickstone

St Mary’s

Eamonn O’Brien

Sedgley

Alan Quinn

 

C. 13

ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Report attached.  A final version containing all appointments will be circulated at the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader moved, and Councillor Shori seconded, that the report on the annual appointments for the 2014/15 Municipal Year be approved, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

1.       That the Strong Leader arrangements adopted by the Council in 2011/12, with a Cabinet of between two and nine Members be confirmed for 2014/2015.

 

2.       That the appointment of the Political Groups’ Leaders and Deputy Leaders as set out in Appendix A to this report be received. 

 

3.       That the appointment of the Cabinet, Deputy Cabinet Members and Shadow Cabinet for the 2014/2015 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix B to this report be noted.

 

4.       That the appointment of the Regulatory Committees, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and other bodies covered by the Political Balance Rules, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2014/2015 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix C to this report, be approved.

 

5.       That the appointments of the Audit Committee and other bodies not covered by or exempted from the Political Balance Rules, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2014/2015 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix D to the report, be approved.

 

6.       That the appointments to the Greater Manchester Joint Authorities for the 2014/2015 Municipal Year as set out in Appendix E to the report, be approved.

 

7.       That the appointments to the various other internal bodies, including the appointment of Chairs, where stated, for the 2014/2015 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix F to the report, be approved.

 

8.       That the appointments to the outside bodies for the 2014/2015 Municipal Year, as set out in Appendix G to the report, be approved.

 

9.       That the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leaders of the political groups on the Council, be authorised to determine any appointments to bodies which remain to be filled and any changes in appointments or any new appointments to be made during the 2014/2015 Municipal Year.

C. 14

CHANGES TO THE COUNCIL CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The Leader moved, and Councillor Shori seconded, that the report on arrangements for updating the Council Constitution be approved, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That authority be delegated to the Chief Executive and the Assistant Director – Legal and Democratic Services in consultation with the Council Leader, to make changes to the Council Constitution as a result of changes in the structure of Council services and changes in the Council’s decision-making structure.

C. 15

STATE OF THE BOROUGH DEBATE

The Leader of the Council will make a statement.

 

Questions or comments will be invited from:-

 

(a) Any Members of the public present at the meeting; 

(b) Members of the Council;

          Providing that such questions relate to matters raised by the Leader in his statement.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Connolly, Leader of the Council, made a statement on the State of the Borough describing the main achievements of the Council during 2013/2014 and outlining challenges facing the Council in 2014/2015 and beyond.  The Mayor invited members of the public and Members of the Council to ask questions or make comments arising from the Leader’s Statement.

 

Issues were raised as follows:-

 

Member

Issue

Councillor Gartside

Request for information on statutory services and policy proposals from his Group.

Councillor Gunter

Weekend car parking charges in Bury Town Centre

Councillor Hussain

Expenditure on “pot hole” repairs.

Councillor Daly

“I will if you will” scheme and potential for major schemes.

Councillor Caserta

Financial information on “I will if you will” scheme.

Councillor Shori

Achievements of Council against back drop of Government expenditure cuts.

 

C. 16

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2013/2014 pdf icon PDF 743 KB

Report attached

Minutes:

Councillor James moved, and Councillor Nuttall seconded, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

1.       That the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report for 2013/2014 be received.

 

2.       That former Councillor Michael Hankey be thanked for his efforts as Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

C. 17

TOWNSHIP FORUMS - ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

Councillor Walmsley moved, and Councillor John Smith seconded, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That the contents of the Annual Report and progress made by Township Forums over the past year be noted.

C. 18

JOINT HEALTH SCRUTINY ARRANGEMENTS AND HEALTHIER TOGETHER

Minutes:

The Leader moved, and Councillor Shori seconded, that the report on proposed new arrangements for the purpose of scrutinising the health service reform in Greater Manchester, and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

1.That the revised Terms of Reference and the renaming of the Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Panel to the Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee.

 

2. That the Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of the Healthier Together consultation be approved.

C. 19

MAYOR MAKING 2014

1.       To elect the Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014/2015

 

2.       To elect a Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014/2015

 

3.       To resolve that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Sharon Briggs, Mrs Shirley Rabbitt, Miss Natalie Wells and Miss Nicola Wells for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Mayor and Mayoress of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attaching to their Offices and that Medallions be presented to them as tokens of their service as Mayor and Mayoresses.

 

4.       To resolve that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Joan Grimshaw and Mr Paul Grimshaw for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attaching to their Offices.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Mallon moved that Councillor Michelle Wiseman be elected to the office of Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2014/2015.

 

Councillor Pickstone seconded the nomination.

 

The Worshipful the Mayor, after calling for and not receiving any other nominations, declared the nomination carried and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Michelle Wiseman be duly elected Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury for the Municipal Year 2014/2015.

 

The newly-elected Mayor then occupied the Chair, made and signed the Declaration required by the Local Government Act 1972 and thanked the Council for the honour conferred on her in electing her Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.

C. 20

VOTE OF THANKS TO THE RETIRING MAYOR AND MAYORESS AND APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MAYOR pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Report attached

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Gartside, seconded by Councillor Shori and it was:

 

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Sharon Briggs be appointed Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014/2015 and that this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Briggs and Mrs S Rabbitt, Miss Natalie Wells and Miss Nicole Wells, for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Mayor and Mayoress of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion and performance of the important duties attaching to their offices and that medallions be presented to them as tokens of appreciation of their services as Mayor and Mayoress.

 

C. 21

VOTE OF THANKS TO OUTGOING DEPUTY MAYOR AND OUTGOING DEPUTY CONSORT

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Jones, seconded by Councillor Connolly and it was:-

 

Resolved:

 

That this Council hereby expresses its thanks to Councillor Joan Grimshaw and Mr Paul Grimshaw for the diligent manner in which they have undertaken the duties of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Consort of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury during the Municipal Year now ending and places on record its appreciation of their devotion to and performance of the important duties attached to their offices.