Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Contact: Julie Gallagher  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 46 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 20 May 2020. (Copy 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

If any.

6.

LEADER'S STATEMENT AND MEMBER QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 135 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.

 

7.

REPORT ON SPECIAL URGENCY pdf icon PDF 119 KB

A report from the Leader is attached.

8.

SCB COUNCIL VOTING REPORT pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report from the Deputy Monitoring Officer attached.

Additional documents:

9.

APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM MONITORING OFFICER pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

10.

NOTICES OF MOTION

(i)            COVID-19 Recovery:

 

The Council Notes:

 

COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the communities here in Bury. This Council needs to place on record its thanks to the key workers, residents, businesses and organisations for going above and beyond. This Borough owes you a debt of gratitude. Now is the time to plan for the recovery phase, to support our residents and local businesses, in the changing need for public services.

 

Bury Council requires a plan to prepare and kickstart the economic recovery following the impact of COVID-19 and provide our residents and businesses with a strategic vision for the future. The plan should involve all stakeholders in order to develop the best possible forward plan for the council, our residents and businesses.

 

The Council resolves:

The Council therefore resolves to create “The Bury MBC COVID-19 Recovery Plan”.

 

The Bury MBC COVID-19 Recovery Plan will focus on:

 

? Economic impact, recovery & growth for our high streets, Bury Market and businesses

 

? Residents - improving the skills-base to lift wages for lower income residents and adapt to the changing needs of local businesses

 

? Health and Social Care delivery

 

? Financial resilience and ensuring minimal waste of taxpayers' money to ensure money reaches frontline council services such as bins, highways and tackling flytipping which saw an increase over lockdown.

 

? Transformation of Bury MBC to ensure that we deliver services efficiently and more accessible to residents.

  • A review in to the spatial framework and our environment - with an inevitable economic slowdown, there will be less of a need for housing. Lockdown has made us appreciate the environment we have around us and the council should recognise what we can do to enhance it to deliver health benefits for our residents.

Progress updates should be provided to the Joint Executive team on a weekly basis and the Cabinet as a standing item each month. A report will be presented at the September Full Council Meeting.

 

A cross-party working group will be established to monitor and track the progress of the recovery. The Group will remain in operation as long as there is a need for a recovery response to COVID-19. The plan will be evidence based and will closely monitor the impacts and the effectiveness of the responsiveness of Bury Council in a post-COVID world.

 

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

 

(ii)          Securing a Fair Deal for Private Renters and Selective Licensing

 

This Council Notes:

 

1.       The significant contribution that private-rental property makes to the borough’s housing market.

2.       That poor housing management and low standards in the sector can lead to the failure of a local housing market. Low demand and antisocial behaviour can result in unsettled communities, along with other social and economic problems.

3.       That private renters spend a higher proportion of their income on housing than with other tenures,  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

11.

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

If any

 

12.

COMBINED AUTHORITY UPDATE pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Questions, if any.

13.

DELEGATED DECISIONS OF THE COUNCIL COMMITTEES

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