Agenda

Council Meeting
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 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 148 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 29 November 2018.

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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.

 

Digital Alliance

To receive a presentation from the Good Things Foundation which aims to demonstrate how they are supporting people to get online, with a focus on older people.

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2.(iii)

Joint Authorities

(a)       Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel

 

Councillor Sheila Bailey 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 Alex Ganotis

Transport for Greater Manchester Committee

- Councillor John Taylor

Greater Manchester Waste Committee

- Councillor Roy Driver

 

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3.

Policy Framework and Budget

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3.(i)

Youth Justice Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Children & Family Services.

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3.(ii)

Council Tax and Business Rates Discounts Annual Review pdf icon PDF 806 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance.

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4.

Leader's Report and Cabinet 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 93 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet held on 18 December 2018 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 71 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following Scrutiny Committees:-

 

Adult Social Care & Health – 27 November 2018

Children & Families – 5 December 2018

Communities & Housing – 3 December 2018

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance – 4 December 2018

Economy & Regeneration – 6 December 2018

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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 64 KB

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

 

Ordinary Committees

 

Audit – 28 November 2018

Contributors – 29 November 2018

Funding – 12 December 2018

Licensing, Environment & Safety – 21 November 2018

Planning & Highways Regulation – 22 November 2018

 

Area Committees

 

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South – 13 December 2018

Central Stockport – 13 December 2018

Cheadle – 11 December 2018

Heatons & Reddish – 10 December 2018

Marple – 12 December 2018

Stepping Hill – 11 December 2018

Werneth – 10 December 2018

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7.

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

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7.(i)

Condemning further central government cuts to the Public Health budget pdf icon PDF 54 KB

This Council Meeting notes:

 

·         the vital role played by Public Health, including our hugely successful vaccination and immunisation programme, support for those wanting stop smoking, and otherwise helping Stockport residents to lead healthier lives by avoiding diseases and unwanted pregnancies;

·         with grave concern the announcement of a further £85m cut to the Public Health Budget, as one of 12 ministerial statements published by the government on the last day of the parliamentary term before Christmas, only weeks after the Secretary of State for Health described prevention as his priority; and

·         this is on top of cuts to the Public Health budget announced since Summer 2015, totalling £531m.

 

This Council Meeting further notes:

 

·         the comments of the Health Foundation, who described these cuts as a false economy and who have calculated that an additional £3bn a year is required to reverse the impact of government cuts to the Public Health grant to date and have called for this increased budget to be allocated according to need; and

·         the warnings from the King’s Fund that such cuts could put pressure on councils to cut non-statutory sexual health prevention services, which could lead to more sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.

 

This Council Meeting believes that our Public Health team perform vital work to help keep the residents of Stockport healthy and to avoid more costly admissions to hospital and other interventions by our NHS and that this should be properly funded by central government.

 

This Council Meeting resolves to:

 

·         thank our Director of Public Health and her team for the great work they do across Stockport despite continued financial challenges;

·         condemn the government’s use of the time just before Christmas to make announcements such as this;

·         call on the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Health to consider carefully how best to implement the required cuts to services which will result from continued government cuts to the budget; and

·          ask the Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State for Health, calling on the government to deliver increased investment in Public Health and to support a sustainable health and social care system by taking a “prevention first” approach.

 

Moved by:                 Councillor Will Dawson

 

Seconded by:            Councillor Keith Holloway

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8.

Annual Pay Policy Statement - 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Reform & Governance.

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9.

Application to establish Mellor, Marple Bridge, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration.

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10.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To consider a report of the Returning Officer.

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11.

Nominations for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor 2019/20

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Policy, Finance and Devolution to report.

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