Agenda

Council Meeting
Thursday, 16th January, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Formalities and Announcements

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1.(i)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 17 October 2019.

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1.(ii)

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Council.

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1.(iii)

Mayor's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Mayor.

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1.(iv)

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they may have in any of the items on the Summons for the meeting.

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2.

Community Engagement

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2.(i)

Public Question Time

To receive any questions from and provide answers to the public in relation to matters relevant to the Council’s activities.

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2.(ii)

Petitions and Presentations

To receive petitions, and by prior arrangement, receive delegations and presentations from members of the public, community groups or partnership organisations.

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2.(iii)

Joint Authorities

(a)       Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel

 

Councillor Amanda Peers to answer questions, if any, on the business of the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel.

 

(b)       Greater Manchester Combined Authority

 

The following councillors to answer questions (if any) on the business of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority:-

 

Greater Manchester Combined Authority                        - Councillor Elise Wilson

Greater Manchester Transport Committee                      - Councillor David Meller

Greater Manchester Waste Committee                           - Councillor Roy Driver

 

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3.

Policy Framework and Budget

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3.(i)

Council Tax and Business Rates Discounts Annual Review pdf icon PDF 576 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance.

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3.(ii)

Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Strategy Mid-Year Review Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 493 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance.

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4.

Leader's Report and Executive Question Time

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4.(i)

Cabinet Business

To receive a report from the Leader of the Council and other members of the Cabinet on the conduct of Cabinet business since the last Council Meeting.

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4.(ii)

Questions

To answer questions and receive comments from Councillors addressed to the Leader of the Council or other members of the Cabinet, in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 11.

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4.(iii)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet held on 12 November 2019 and 6 January 2020 and the record of executive decisions taken since the last Council Meeting, (schedule enclosed, decisions previously circulated) and consider any recommendations they contain.

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5.

Scrutiny

To receive a report from the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees on the conduct of Scrutiny business.

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5.(i)

Scrutiny Business

To receive a report from the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees on the conduct of Scrutiny business.

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5.(ii)

Questions

To answer questions from Councillors addressed to the Scrutiny Chairs, in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 11.

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5.(iii)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following Scrutiny Committees:-

 

Adult Social Care & Health – 15 October and 17 December 2019

Children & Families – 30 October and 18 December 2019

Communities & Housing – 28 October and 16 December 2019

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance – 29 October and 17 December 2019

Economy & Regeneration – 31 October and 19 December 2019

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6.

Ordinary and Area Committees

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6.(i)

Regulatory Business

To receive a report from the Chairs of the Planning & Highways Regulation; Licensing, Environment & Safety; and Audit Committees on the conduct of their business since the last Council Meeting.

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6.(ii)

Questions

To answer questions from Councillors addressed to the Chairs of Ordinary and Area Committees, in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 11.

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6.(iii)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To receive the minutes of the following Ordinary and Area Committees:-

 

Ordinary Committees

 

Audit – 27 November 2019

Contributors – 28 November 2019

Funding – 9 October 2019

Health & Wellbeing Board – 13 November 2019

Licensing, Environment & Safety – 9 October and 20 November 2019

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub – 11 November, 28 November and 19 December 2019

Member – 14 October 2019

Planning & Highways Regulation – 10 October and 21 November 2019

Standards – 18 November 2019

 

Area Committees

 

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South – 7 November and 5 December 2019

Central Stockport – 7 November and 5 December 2019

Cheadle – 5 November and 10 December 2019

Heatons & Reddish – 4 November and 9 December 2019

Marple – 6 November and 11 December 2019

Stepping Hill – 5 November and 10 December 2019

Werneth – 9 December 2019

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7.

Motions - Notice of which have been given under Council Meeting Procedure Rule 12

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7.(i)

A sensible approach to firework displays pdf icon PDF 155 KB

This Council Meeting notes that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) says the law is failing as it does not prevent or sufficiently reduce the risk of fireworks causing distress, injury or anxiety to people, as well as death, injury or distress to animals.

 

This Council Meeting believes that further research is needed to properly understand the effects on animals and people but, in the meantime, several things can be done to improve the situation for wildlife and people at risk, including:

 

·         Review of the licensing of all public firework displays, ensuring public displays are better advertised, informing of noise levels and warning how it may affect people and animals.

·         Applying the Challenge 25 scheme to the sale of fireworks, as widely used for the sale of Alcohol, to try to ensure that fewer young people purchase and are consequently injured by fireworks.

 

This Council Meeting resolves to:

 

·         Actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people, including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks, such as purchasing quieter fireworks;

·         ensure all public firework displays within Stockport borough are advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for people in their care and pets;

·         encourage retailers of fireworks to separate ‘quieter’ fireworks from the louder ones so people can choose which ones they prefer. with animal and people safety in mind; and

·         encourage retailers to apply the Challenge 25 scheme to the sale of fireworks in Stockport borough, so that those over 18 but who look under 25 have to  show photo ID, as needed when they want to buy alcohol.

 

Moved by:                  Councillor Mark Roberts

Seconded by:           Councillor Suzanne Wyatt

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8.

Complaints about Councillors' Conduct during 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider a report of the Chair of the Standards Committee.

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9.

Annual Pay Policy Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 354 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance.

 

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10.

Proposed amendments to the Council Meeting Procedural Rules - Part 5 of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer.

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11.

Children & Families Scrutiny Committee - Co-opted Member

To appoint Mr Oliver Harrison as a governor representative on the Children & Families Scrutiny Committee.

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12.

Amendments to Business Programme for 2020/21 and 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer.

 

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