Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: 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 of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 173 KB

The Minutes of the last Meeting held on 9 September 2020 are attached.

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 182 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.

Boundary Commission Review pdf icon PDF 302 KB

A report from Councillor Eamonn O’Brien Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth and Councillor Tahir Rafiq, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources and HR is attached.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Bury Constitution and Member Development Strategy pdf icon PDF 378 KB

A report from Councillor Tahir Rafiq, Cabinet Member, Corporate Affairs and HR is attached.

 

ANNEXES

1.      ContentsV6 and Part 1 - Introduction to the Constitution V5 – Document Pack page 37

2.      Part 2 - Articles V13 – Document Pack page 43

3.      Part 3 Section 1 V5 – Document Pack page 69

4.      Part 3 (Sections 3 , 4 and 5) Responsibility for Committee Functions V13, Cabinet Functions V7 ; and Scrutiny Functions V4 including a new Employment Panel, Licensing Hearings Sub-Committee; Safeguarding Scrutiny Sub-Committee ; - Document Pack page 77

5.      Part 3 – Officer Scheme of Delegation V5 – Document Pack page 99

6.      Part 4 – Council Procedure Rules ( Standing Orders ) V12 – Document Pack page 103

7.      Part 4 – Cabinet Procedure Rules V6 – Document Pack page 125

8.      Part 4 – Scrutiny Procedure Rules V7 – Document Pack page 131

9.      Part 5 – Public Participation Protocol V5 – Document Pack page 145

10.    Part 8 - Covid-19 Interim Arrangements V3 – Document Pack page 153

11.    Member Development Strategy 2020/22.V1 Final – Document Pack page 159.

 

 

Equality   Impact Assessment V 2 – Document pack page 165

 

Additional documents:

8.

GMSF pdf icon PDF 476 KB

A report and supporting documentation from the Leader of the Council, Councillor O’Brien, is attached.

Appendix 1 – Index of Documents

Appendix 2A. GM1.1 Heywood Pilsworth Topic Paper October 2020

Appendix 2B. GM1.2 Simister Bowlee Topic Paper October 2020

Appendix 2C. GM7 Elton Reservoir Topic Paper October 2020

Appendix 2D. GM 9 Walshaw Topic Paper October 2020

Appendix 2E. GM8 Seedfield Topic Paper October 2020

Appendix 3. Treatment of UDP Policies

Appendix 4. Equality Analysis Form

 

All documents can be found under the respective headings at:

 

https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing/gmsf2020/supporting-documents/

 

 

 

Additional documents:

9.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CABINET AND COUNCIL COMMITTEES

9a

LICENSING ACT 2003 - REVIEW OF THE STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A report from Cllr Sandra Walmsley – Chair Licensing and Safety Panel is attached.

 

Minute from the Licensing & Safety Panel from its Meeting on 15 October 2020:

 

The Executive Director (Operations) submitted a report with regard to the requirement for the Local Authority as Licensing Authority to prepare and publish a statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years.  The existing Statement of Licensing Policy was agreed by Council on the 21st October 2015 and took effect from the statutory deadline of the 7th January 2016.  To comply with the statutory five year review period, the outcome of the review must be agreed before the 7th January 2021.      

 

If the Authority does not have a revised policy in place by 7th January 2021 it will be unable to fulfil its duties under the Act.

 

In preparing the Policy a Licensing Authority had to have regard to the Secretary of State’s guidance under Section 182 of the Act.

 

A copy of the proposed new statement of Licensing Policy was attached to the report.

 

The consultation had been in accordance with Cabinet Office guidelines which required a twelve week period of consultation.  Feedback from the consultation was attached to the report and incorporated where relevant.

 

The Policy would need to be agreed by Council to adopt at its meeting on the 25 November 2020 for implementation by 7 January 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL

 

That Council agree to adopt the Licensing Policy as outlined in the report.  

 

 

 

9b

Corporate Plan pdf icon PDF 271 KB

A report from Councillor Tahir Rafiq, Cabinet Member, Corporate Affairs and HR is attached.

 

RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL

That Council agree to adopt the Corporate Plan as outlined in the report.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 292 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.

 

Questions and answers attached

11.

NOTICES OF MOTION

No Notices of Motion have been received.

12.

JOINT AUTHORITIES - REPORT BY THE COUNCIL'S REPRESENTATIVE AND QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 231 KB

(A)        A report from the Council’s representative on the work of TfGM, Councillor Gold

(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

13.

UPDATE ON COMBINED AUTHORITY ACTIVITY pdf icon PDF 382 KB

A report from the Leader of the Council, Councillor O’Brien is attached.

14.

REPORT ON SPECIAL URGENCY pdf icon PDF 450 KB

A report from the Leader of the Council, Councillor O’Brien is attached

15.

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 ** published  since the last ordinary meeting of the Council, providing four clear working days’ notices has been given of the question.

 

Members are asked to bring to the meeting their copy of Digest **

16.

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).