Agenda

Council
Thursday, 12th July, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Leigh Webb  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 50 KB

The Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Council, held on 16 May 2018, are attached.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CABINET AND COUNCIL COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Committee/Date

Subject

Recommendation

Cabinet – 27 June 2018

Treasury Management Annual Report 2017/ 2018 (attached)

In accordance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management, the Cabinet agrees to note the report.  The report will be forwarded on for consideration at the next meeting of Full Council scheduled to take place on the 11th July 2018.

 

 

6.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 167 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.

7.

JOINT AUTHORITIES - REPORT BY THE COUNCIL'S REPRESENTATIVE AND QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 97 KB

(A)        A report from the Council’s representative on the work of Transport for Greater Manchester, Councillor Bayley

(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:

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

The following Notices of Motion have been received:-

 

(i)                 Vehicle Charging

 

Air Pollution is a serious consequence of our ever-busier road network, causing well-documented short and long term health effects on both children and adults alike. There are a number of roads in the borough affected by traffic congestion including the A58 and A56. In 2017, DEFRA specifically named the A56 to be suffering from high levels of air pollution and one of the worst polluted roads in Greater Manchester.

A key route to tackling air pollution is by encouraging the use of low emission vehicles. These include modern petrol and diesel vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and electric vehicles.

To facilitate increased use of electric vehicles in our borough, there must be ample provision from the Council of electric charging points.

 

This Council notes:

·  The good work done in 2013 by TfGM to establish Greater Manchester’s first charging points under the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle (GMEV) scheme.

·  The Greater Manchester Climate Change and Low Emissions Implementation Plan 2016-2020 to cut carbon emissions by 48% between 1990 and 2020

·  The serious health effects of air pollution to Bury’s residents.

·  The need to tackle air pollution in Bury and transition to a low carbon economy

·  The Council’s desire to see increased usage of low emission vehicles.

·  The 7 charging points located in the Borough do not match this Council’s ambition to see increased uptake of electric vehicles.

 

 

This Council resolves to:

 

·  Establish an initiative to identify suitable locations for additional charging points within the borough.

·  Write to GM Mayor Andy Burnham to seek subsidisation for the new Bury initiative under TfGM’s GMEV scheme.

·  Have 20 electric vehicle charging points across the borough, with a minimum of 1 per ward, by the end of calendar year 2018.

·  Reconvene in January 2019 to set new installation targets for the calendar year 2019.

In the names of Councillors R Caserta, P Cropper, J Daly, I Gartside, D Gunther, M Hankey, J Harris, R Hodkinson, K Hussain, N Jones, G Keeley, O Kersh, S Nuttall,  I Schofield, D Silbiger,  R Walker, and Y Wright

 

(ii)                 Clean Air Zones

 

This Council Notes that:

 

1.    Bury, like many authorities, has area of really poor air quality and that pollutants in the air can exceed safe limit set by both the European Union and World Health Organisation.

 

2.    Air pollution in Bury has a massive impact on the health of our citizens. The young and most vulnerable it can cause permanent lung damage to babies and young children and in older people exacerbates lung and heart diseases. In Bury this equates to approximately 950 years of life lost per annum.

 

3. That a number of welcome steps and initiatives have already been implemented to improve air quality by the Council and at a Greater Manchester level.

 

This Council believes that:

 

1.       Everyone in our Borough should be able to breathe clean, unpolluted air.

 

2.    That we should take extra step to protect the health of all residents

 

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9.

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

10.

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).

11.

DELEGATED DECISIONS OF THE COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Questions on the delegated decisions made by the Regulatory Committees and Scrutiny Committees contained in the Digest of Decisions 1 (2018/2019) published  since the last ordinary meeting of the Council, providing four clear working days’ notices has been given of the question.