Agenda

Council - Thursday, 9th September, 2021 7.00 pm, MOVED

Venue: Council Chamber - Bury Town Hall

Contact: Julie Gallagher  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

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.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 373 KB

4.

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.

5.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 326 KB

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.

6.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CABINET AND COUNCIL COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Committee/Date

Subject

     Recommendation

Cabinet – 1st September 2021

Treasury Management Outturn Report

Cabinet is asked to approve for onward submission to Council:

·         20/21 Prudential and Treasury Indicators

·         Treasury Management 2020/21outturn report

 

Licensing and Safety Committee – 2nd September 2021

Common Minimum Licensing Standards

To adopt the recommendations presented in section 4 (Lead Officer Recommendations) for each proposed standard for implementation by 1 December 2021 unless an alternative date is specified, or a further report is required.

 

 

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7.

HOUSING OPTIONS SERVICE RESTRUCTURE pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Report attached.

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8.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 317 KB

To receive a report 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, Cabinet Members and Chair of a Committee 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. (30 minutes)

 

A member may ask a verbal question of the Leader, any Member of the Cabinet or Chair of a Committee about any matter on the Council agenda and which the Council has powers or duties or which affects the Borough.  Only one verbal question per Councillor. (15 minutes)

 

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9.

COMBINED AUTHORITY REPORT AND QUESTIONS TO THE COUNCIL'S COMBINED AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVES pdf icon PDF 246 KB

 

(A)        A combined authority update report is attached, for information

(B)        Questions (if any) on the work of the Combined Authority to be asked by Members of the Council for which the necessary notice has been given in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.

 

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10.

NOTICES OF MOTION

The following Notices of Motion have been received:-

 

(i)     Welcoming Refugees

 

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

 

Councillors M Powell, C Tegolo and S Wright

 

This Council recognises:

- The deeply concerning developments in Afghanistan along with recent political unrest and war in places such as Syria, Yemen and Hong Kong 

·         The responsibility the UK has to many citizens in countries like Afghanistan and Hong Kong

- That these developments are driving men, women and children in these locations to seek safety in the West, often willing to make perilous journeys, including by boat, to seek asylum in the UK

- The longstanding tradition the UK has had to welcoming refugees dating back to the Second World War and before, and that this commitment should remain now and going forwards 

·         The strong tradition the UK has in international aid, recently put in jeopardy by the cruel cut to International Aid 

·         The strong track record Bury has in welcoming refugees over many decades 

- That Local Authorities have a vitally important role to play in housing refugee families, and that this crisis can be managed successfully if all Council’s welcome their fair share of refugees over the coming months

 

This Council resolves to:

- Reaffirm our commitment that Refugees are very welcome in Bury 

·         Pledge a commitment to take at least our fair share of refugees, and encourage other Local Authorities to do the same

- Work with our public and voluntary sector and partners, and across Greater Manchester, to make that welcome a day to day reality 

- Write to the Government, directly, through your MPs and our city region Mayor asking them to:

- Provide the necessary support and funding to Council’s to facilitate the housing of refugees and care for refugee children 

- Reverse immediately the cut to International Development Aid and restore the 0.7% of GDP minimum

 

(ii) Stop The Cut to Universal Credit 

 

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

Councillors C Boles, N Boroda, S Butler, C Cummins, U Farooq, R Gold, J Grimshaw, S Haroon, M Hayes, T Holt, K Leach, G McGill, C Morris, B Mortenson, E O’Brien, K Peel, T Pilkington, A Quinn, D Quinn, T Rafiq, A Simpson, L Smith, T Tariq, K Thomas, S Walmsley, C Walsh and M Whitby.

This Council Notes:

 

1) This autumn the Government plans to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week.

 

2) This cut would affect 15,300 people in the borough Bury. 

 

3) The Child Poverty Action Group have stated that the £20 uplift is essential to ensure “low-income families with children receive the support they need”. 

 

4) The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that the cut could see another 200,000 children pushed into poverty.

 

This Council resolves to: 

 

1) Write to the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer calling on them to stop the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit 

 

2) Write to the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

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COUNCIL MOTION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 242 KB

A report setting out progress in respect of Motions passed at the last meeting of Council is attached for information.

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12.

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

13.

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).