Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

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C. 376

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

 

2.   Councillor Bevan declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his wife is an employee within a Bury School.

 

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

 

4.   Councillor S Wright declared a personal interest in any item which related to staffing as his wife is an employee within a Bury School.

 

5.   Councillor R E Walker declared a personal interest in respect of the ongoing Library Review as a Member of the Re-instate Bury Central Library Group.

 

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

C. 377

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the last Meeting of the Council held on 14 September 2016 (Copy attached)

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 14 September 2016 be signed by the Mayor as a true and correct record.

 

C. 378

MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Minutes:

The Mayor reported on the success of Council in this year’s North West in Bloom awards.

 

The Mayor congratulated Mrs Elsie Rigby who has been awarded the British Empire Medal.

 

The Mayor paid tribute to Rev. Dr John Findon, who is due to retire as Rector of Bury in January 2017.

 

Members stood in silent tribute to remember holocaust survivor, Mr Mayer Hersh, who had died at the age of ninety.

 

C. 379

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

To answer questions from members of the public, notice of which has been given, on any matter relevant to the Council or its services to the community. Up to 30 minutes will be set aside for this purpose. If time permits, further questions will be invited from members of the public present.

Minutes:

The Mayor reported the receipt of three written questions as set out below:

 

No.

Issue

Questioner

Answered By

1.

Winter Maintenance

Mr A Miller

Councillor Shori

2.

Parking Radcliffe Metrolink

Ms C Taylor

Councillor Shori

3.

Bury Street, Radcliffe

Mr C  Self

Councillor Shori

                                                            

On inviting questions from members of the public present, the following issues were raised:-

 

No.

Issue

Questioner

Answered By

1.

Green Belt (sale of land)

Ms J Mills

Councillor Shori

2.

GMSF Growth Forecasts

Mr D Bentley

Councillor Shori

3.

Land needed for retention of Flood waters being bought by developers

Mr L McGuire

Councillor Shori

4.

Housing Need in the Borough

Mr G Booth

Councillor Shori

5.

Brownfield Sites

Ms A Bridge

Councillor Shori

6.

Parking Radcliffe Metrolink

Mr Spencer

Councillor Shori

7.

Council Purchase of Central Manchester Property

Ms S Hargreaves

Councillor Shori

8.

Development of Road Infrastructure

Ms McIntosh

Councillor Shori

                                                                                               

                       

                       

 

 

C. 380

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CABINET AND COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Minutes:

There were no recommendations of Cabinet or Council Committees.

C. 381

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive a Statement from the Leader of the Council on the work of the Cabinet and to answer written questions from Members of the Council to the Leader and Cabinet Members on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Borough, provided the necessary written notice has been given.

 

Verbal questions on the work of the Cabinet since the last Council meeting will be allowed subject to a limit of one question per Councillor.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(a)                   Written question (Notice given)

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Shori, made a statement on the work undertaken by him since the date of the last Council meeting.

              

The Leader and the relevant Cabinet Members answered questions raised by Councillors on the following issues:                                                            

No.

Issue

Questioner

Answered by

1.

Housing for Older People 

Councillor Pickstone

Councillor Holt

2.

Lidl Store, Radcliffe

Councillor J Walker

Councillor Shori

3.

GM Spatial Framework

Councillor Fitzgerald

Councillor Walmsley

4.

Private Refuse Collection

Councillor Gunther

Councillor Quinn

5.

City Forest Park

Councillor Cummings

Councillor Quinn

6.

Drainage A56 Prestwich High Street

Councillor Bayley

Councillor Quinn

7.

Bus Lane, Bolton Road

Councillor R Walker

Councillor Quinn

8.

Healthy Eating Voucher Scheme

Councillor Mallon

Councillor Holt

9.

Adult Social Care Pressures

Councillor Preston

Councillor Holt

10.

New School Construction

Councillor Daly

Councillor Briggs

11.

Road Maintenance

Councillor S Wright

Councillor Quinn

12.

Phonics

Councillor Preston

Councillor Briggs

13.

Electric Cars

Councillor Mallon

Councillor Quinn

14.

Corporate Financial Monitoring Report

Councillor Gartside

Councillor Lewis

15.

Neighbourhood Working

Councillor Cathcart

Councillor Tariq

16.

Backing Young Bury

Councillor J Walker

Councillor O’Brien

 

 

Due to the lack of time to answer questions 17 to 29 inclusive, the Leader gave an undertaking that copies of those questions and responses will be circulated to all Councillors. The Leader also gave an undertaking to make these available on the Council Web Site.

 

 

(b)                 Oral questions on Leader’s Speech and the work of the Cabinet since the last Council meeting (without Notice)

 

1.

Budget Revenue Monitoring

Councillor Gartside

Councillor Lewis

2.

Bury 10k Run Consultation

Councillor R E Walker

Councillor Shori

3.

Bury 10k run Volunteers

Councillor James

Councillor Shori

4.

Bury and Prestwich Walk in Centres

Councillor Black

Councillor Holt

5.

Charges for Child Burials

Councillor Caserta

Councillor Quinn

6.

National Economic Performance

Councillor Gunther

Councillor Shori

7.

A56 Regeneration

Councillor Kersh

Councillor Quinn

8.

100 Resilient Cities Initiative

Councillor Mallon

Councillor Shori

9.

National Economy

Councillor Parnell

Councillor Shori

10

Waterside Bridge

Councillor Daly

Councillor Walmsley

 

C. 382

JOINT AUTHORITIES - REPORT BY THE COUNCIL'S REPRESENTATIVE AND QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 312 KB

(A)        A report from the Council’s representative on the work of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor Matthews

(B)        Questions (if any) on the work of the Joint Authorities to be asked by Members of the Council for which the necessary notice has been given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.2

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Joint Authority report was duly noted.

 

C. 383

LOCAL SCHEME OF COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT pdf icon PDF 112 KB

A report from the Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing and Support Services and Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and HR is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Walmsley and seconded by Councillor Lewis and it was:-

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the scheme introduced with effect from 1st April 2013 be amended from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 in line with the recommendations set out in the report. 

 

C. 384

APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD pdf icon PDF 69 KB

A report from the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing is attached.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Holt and seconded by Councillor R E Walker and it was:-

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the appointment of provider members to the Health and Wellbeing Board, effective from the current Municipal Year and as set out in the report, be approved.

 

C. 385

NOTICES OF MOTION

The following Notices of Motion have been received:-

 

(i)                 Funding for Community Pharmacies

 

This Council notes:

 

The £170million reduction in NHS funding for community pharmacies announced on December 17th 2015 which could put many out of business

 

The announcement made by the Government on September 5th 2016 of the delay to the cuts which were originally due to be introduced in October 2016 

 

The scrapping of plans to introduce a “hub and spoke” model for community pharmacies 

 

This Council believes that:

 

The Government's plans threaten patient access to pharmacies and pharmacy services in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury and that the recent announcements are causing uncertainty about future investment in pharmacy services

 

Our local pharmacies are at risk of closure or being forced to cut services such as free delivery of prescription drugs, family planning advice and advice on medicines

 

This will put more pressure on GPs and hospitals and impact social services and is at odds with the local Clinical Commissioning Group's desire to increase the use of pharmacists to ease pressure on GPs.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

Request that the Chief Executive writes to the Secretary of State responsible calling for the Government to abandon these cuts, rather than just simply to postpone them, and to make a commitment to maintaining a fully-funded community pharmacy service 

 

Request that the Chief Executive also writes to the Borough’s two Members of Parliament and to the Chair of the NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group asking them to make similar representations on this matter to the Secretary of State

 

In the names of Councillors M D’Albert, T Pickstone and S Wright.

 

 

 

 

(ii)                Protecting children from alcohol advertising

 

This Council notes:

 

·         That alcohol can be enjoyed in a responsible way by adults.

·         That alcohol can cause serious and fatal diseases, including several types of cancers; that the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Alcohol Guidelines advise both men and women that it is safest not to drink regularly more than 14 units per week, to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level

·         The UK Chief Medical Officer advises not to drink on consecutive days and to have at least THREE Alcohol Free days in a week

·         The UK Chief Medical Officer  Advises that no child under the age of 15 should consume alcohol

·         That there are 4,120 alcohol-related hospital admissions every year in Bury.

·         That alcohol can only be legally purchased by adults over 18 years old.

·         That the advertising of alcohol is designed to make products more appealing and in turn can appeal to children and young people.

·         That the Science Committee of the European Alcohol and Health Forum concluded in 2009 that “alcohol marketing increases the likelihood that adolescents will start to use alcohol, and to drink more if they are already using alcohol”.

·         That underage drinkers are more likely to be a victim of crime and those who get drunk at least once a month are twice as likely to commit a criminal offence as those who don’t.

·         That  ...  view the full agenda text for item C. 385

Minutes:

Three Notices of Motion had been received and set out in the Summons.

 

(i)     Funding for Community Pharmacies

 

A motion had been received and set out in the summons in the names of:

 

Councillors M D’Albert, T Pickstone and S Wright.

 

It was moved by Councillor Pickstone and seconded by Councillor D’Albert that:-

 

This Council notes:

 

The £170million reduction in NHS funding for community pharmacies announced on December 17th 2015 which could put many out of business

 

The announcement made by the Government on September 5th 2016 of the delay to the cuts which were originally due to be introduced in October 2016 

 

The scrapping of plans to introduce a “hub and spoke” model for community pharmacies 

 

This Council believes that:

 

The Government's plans threaten patient access to pharmacies and pharmacy services in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury and that the recent announcements are causing uncertainty about future investment in pharmacy services

 

Our local pharmacies are at risk of closure or being forced to cut services such as free delivery of prescription drugs, family planning advice and advice on medicines

 

This will put more pressure on GPs and hospitals and impact social services and is at odds with the local Clinical Commissioning Group's desire to increase the use of pharmacists to ease pressure on GPs.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

Request that the Chief Executive writes to the Secretary of State responsible calling for the Government to abandon these cuts, rather than just simply to postpone them, and to make a commitment to maintaining a fully-funded community pharmacy service. 

 

Request that the Chief Executive also writes to the Borough’s two Members of Parliament and to the Chair of the NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group asking them to make similar representations on this matter to the Secretary of State

 

On being put, with no-one voting against the Mayor declared the motion carried

         

(ii)     Protecting Children from Alcohol Advertising

 

A motion had been received and set out in the summons in the names of:

 

Councillors P Adams, N Bayley, J Black, S Briggs, R Cathcart,  A Cummings, M Connolly,  E FitzGerald, J Grimshaw, S Haroon, T Holt, M James, D Jones, J Kelly, S Kerrison, J Lewis, A Mckay, J Mallon, A Matthews, E O’Brien, N Parnell, C Preston, A Quinn, R Shori, R Skillen, S Smith,  Sarah Southworth, Susan Southworth, T Tariq, J Walker, S Walmsley and M Whitby.

 

It was moved by Councillor Mckay and seconded by Councillor Cathcart that :-

 

This Council notes:

·         That alcohol can be enjoyed in a responsible way by adults.

·         That alcohol can cause serious and fatal diseases, including several types of cancers; that the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Alcohol Guidelines advise both men and women that it is safest not to drink regularly more than 14 units per week, to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level                       

·         The UK Chief Medical Officer advises not to drink on consecutive days and  ...  view the full minutes text for item C. 385

C. 386

SCRUTINY REVIEW REPORTS AND SPECIFIC ITEMS "CALLED IN" BY SCRUTINY COMMITTEES

Minutes:

There were no scrutiny review reports or specific items called in by   the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

C. 387

QUESTIONS ON THE WORK OF OUTSIDE BODIES OR PARTNERSHIPS

Questions on the work of Outside Bodies or partnerships on which the Council is represented to be asked by Members of the Council (if any).

Minutes:

There were no questions on the work of Outside Bodies or Parnterships.

C. 388

DELEGATED DECISIONS OF THE COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Questions on the delegated decisions made by the Regulatory Committees and Scrutiny Committees contained in the Digest of Decision 3 published  since the last ordinary meeting of the Council, providing four clear working days’ notices has been given of the question.

 

Members are asked to bring to the meeting their copy of Digest 3