Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 21st September, 2022 7.00 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber, Bury Town Hall

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Items
No. Item

1.

MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS - Minutes silence

As a mark of respect as this is the first Council meeting following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen the Council will observe a minutes silence. 

 

Group Leaders will be invited to speak

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

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.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 542 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 20th July 2022 are attached.

5.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 234 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

To receive and consider the recommendations to the Council contained in the following minutes of the Cabinet:

 

Committee/Date

Subject

Recommendation

Cabinet – 7th September 2022

Treasury Management Outturn 2021/22

Cabinet approved, for onward submission to Council on the 21st of September, the:

·         2021/22 Prudential and Treasury Indicators

·         Treasury Management 2021/22 Outturn Report

 

 

7.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 343 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)

 

Additional documents:

8.

COMBINED AUTHORITY REPORT AND QUESTIONS TO THE COUNCIL'S COMBINED AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVES pdf icon PDF 175 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.

 

Additional documents:

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

(i)           Anti-social driving

 

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

 

Councillors; Arif, Bernstein, Brown, Dean, Gartside, Harris, Lancaster, Hussain, Jones, McBriar, Rydeheard, Vernon

 

This Council is determined to take further steps to combat the scourge of dangerous and anti-social driving which has been reported over many years and months, and which continues to be a major issue for communities across the borough.

 

Speeding, reckless and dangerous driving in Bury, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Prestwich and Whitefield is utterly abhorrent and poses significant and unnecessary risks to both road users and pedestrians alike.

In recent reports in the Bury Times and on social media (from community groups) it is clear the situation is becoming worse.

 

As a Council we have a duty and responsibility to protect all our residents living in the borough and those people who are visiting or passing through our towns and villages.

 

This Council resolves to:-

·         Call on the Chief Executive to write to the GMP Bury Division Chief Superintendent to ask that mobile speed camera initiatives are implemented across the borough to catch offenders, crack down on dangerous drivers and to provide reassurance to the communities of the borough.

·         Call on the Chief Executive to write to the GMP Bury Division Chief Superintendent to undertake a borough wide initiative with the objective to reduce the illegal use Off-Road Bikes and e-scooters which are a cause of significant anti-social behaviour.       

·         To ask the Council to hold meetings with residents and community groups in known hotspots of dangerous and anti-social driving to understand their concerns and to listen to their suggestions on how to combat these issues.

·         To ask the Council to explore more options which can be implemented to reduce dangerous driving, whether this be speed humps, permanent traffic cameras or traffic islands.

·         To ask the Council to consider if measures already agreed such as crossing points can be implemented earlier than announced.  

 

(ii) Work towards improving and safeguarding the Bury MBC stretch of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal

 

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

 

Councillors;  Birchmore, Berry, Booth, Duncalfe, Marsden, Mason, Cllr Mike Smith and Cllr Mary Walsh

 

Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal is a fantastic wildlife corridor through Radcliffe and Bury. It extends as far as the border with Little Lever in the south and runs up to Elton Reservoir and into Redvales and Church ward at the north end. It is well loved by residents and in the lockdown period it served as a much-needed green space for residents. In recent years, the Bury MBC section has been looked after by Little Britain Anglers and Radcliffe Litter Pickers.

 

For many years there has been talk of restoring the canal but the Canal and Rivers Trust to consider the canal low priority. CRT are obliged to keep the MBB canal safe for public use, however they are under no obligation to make it navigable because it is classed as a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

9a

Amendment to the Radcliffe First NOM pdf icon PDF 126 KB

9b

Labour Alteration to their NOM pdf icon PDF 247 KB

10.

***For information*** COUNCIL MOTION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 341 KB

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

Additional documents:

11.

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

12.

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).