Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 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 80 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the last meeting of the Council held on 28 November 2018

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 165 KB

Committee/Date

Subject

Recommendation

Corporate Parenting Board – 20 November 2018

Annual Report 2017/18

To note the contents of the report and progress made by the Corporate Parenting Board over the past year.

 

6.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 156 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 26 KB

(A)        A report from the Council’s representative on the work of the Greater Manchester Waste Authority, Councillor Quinn.

(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)                 People’s Vote on Brexit

This Council notes:

1. That it is now two and a half years since the EU referendum, and  a matter of weeks until the scheduled date of leaving the EU;

2  That the government has still to present to the public a deal with the European Union which can command the suport of Parliament that secures a stable and sustainable place for Britain in the world and delivers on the promises of the Leave campaign.

This Council Meeting further notes:

1  The UK economy is now the slowest growing economy in Europe, reducing the prosperity of the UK and Bury residents;

2  Both private business and public-sector organisations, such as the NHS, are facing labour shortages;

3  New investment in Greater Manchester is being jeopardised and new job opportunities are being lost for residents of Bury and across the North West;

4  There are a large number of non-UK EU nationals living in Bury who are concerned about the impact of Brexit on their lives, and that their current rights are not being fully protected;

5  Inflation caused by Brexit-related depreciation of the pound is driving up living costs for the residents in Bury and further squeezing living standards; and

6  Impact of any Brexit will reduce funding for the public sector, further restricting resilience and capacity to respond to shocks to our economy and limiting services for the poorest in our society.

This Council Meeting believes that the public should be given the final say on the most important decision to affect this Country in decades, in knowledge of the full facts.

This Council Meeting therefore resolves to call on the government to abandon any plans for a “hard Brexit” and to give the British people a final say on the deal finally negotiated, alongside the opportunity for a vote on keeping the many benefits Britons currently enjoy by staying in the European Union

 

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

 

(ii)                           Bury To Become a Plastic Free Council

 

    This Council notes:-

·         The recent Government consultation [ending on 3 December 2018] into the elimination of single use plastics in respect of plastic stirrers, cotton buds and straws.

·         The new Government Resources and Waste Strategy launched on 18 December 2018.

·         Notes the environmental impact of both excess plastics in natural environment and in relation to Global Warming

     Council welcomes:

A.   Welcomes the opening of the borough’s first plastic free shop ‘Fulfilled’ in Ramsbottom in September 2018.

B.  The significant increase in recycling achieved in the Borough since 2011. Up from 27% in 2011 to 60% today.

C.  The call for the introduction of Deposit Return Schemes in July 2017 by Bury Council. We were the first council in England to debate this, which has now been taken up by the government in their English waste strategy document.

 

     This Council therefore resolves that:

1.   Develop  a plastics strategy with the objective that  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

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 Decision 4 (2018/2019) published since the last ordinary meeting of the Council, providing four clear working days’ notices has been given of the question.