Agenda

Council Meeting
Thursday, 12th September, 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 240 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 4 July 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.

 

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

 

To receive a presentation from Phil Nelson (Group Manager, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service) in relation to the work the Service undertakes with schools and how this might be widened out to other schools in the Borough.

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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)

Treasury Management Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution.

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4.

Leader's Report and Cabinet Question Time

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4.(i)

Cabinet Business

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.(ii)

Questions

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

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4.(iii)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet held on 23 July, 20 August (pages) and 3 September 2019 (to follow) 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 153 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following Scrutiny Committees:-

 

Adult Social Care & Health – 2 July and 30 July 2019

Children & Families – 10 July 2019

Communities & Housing – 8 July and 5 August 2019

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance – 9 July and 6 August 2019

Economy & Regeneration – 11 July and 8 August 2019

Scrutiny Co-ordination – 19 August 2019

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11.(i)

Managing Engine Idling to Promote Cleaner Air

This council meeting notes that:

 

·           according to the Royal College of Physicians, an estimated 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution, with engine idling contributing to this;

·           exhaust fumes contain a number of harmful gases including carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons linked to asthma and other lung diseases;

·           the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has made recommendations about improving road-traffic-related air pollution in which it urges local authorities to raise awareness of and crack down on idling, which may lead to ‘No Idling Zones’; and

·           Rule 123 of the Highway Code states that drivers must not leave a parked vehicle unattended with the engine running or leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road.

 

This council meeting further notes that:

 

·         local authorities have the power to issue £20 fixed penalties for emissions offences and stationary idling under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions)(Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002, which may be imposed when a motorist refuses to switch their engine off when asked to do so by an authorised person;

·         that an increasing number of Liberal Democrat led councils have implemented or have published plans to implement No Idling Zones, including York, Bath & North East Somerset, Kingston upon Thames, and Richmond upon Thames;

·         that the Liberal Democrat MP for Bath, Wera Hobhouse, has introduced a private member’s bill which seeks to increase the fine for each subsequent offence up to a maximum of £400, and that the current government is giving consideration to supporting this bill.

 

This council meeting believes that if motorists make small changes now, such as turning their engines off when stationary for 2 minutes or more, it may be possible to drastically improve air quality and perhaps avoid Clean Air Zone charges altogether.

 

This council meeting also believes, however, that motorists need the “nudge” of possible penalties to make this change.

 

This council meeting resolves to:

 

·         ask officers to bring forward plans to introduce No Idling Zones across Stockport borough, particularly near schools, and include consideration of deploying our existing civil enforcement officers and the anti-social parking camera car for this purpose; and

·         ask the Chief Executive to write to the Prime Minister, making him aware of this motion and asking him to strengthen the powers of Local Authorities to minimise engine idling and to adopt and implement the proposals contained in the Hobhouse private member’s bill.

 

Moved by:                   Councillor Colin MacAlister

Seconded by:             Councillor Becky Senior

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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 141 KB

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

 

Ordinary Committees

 

Audit – 24 July 2019           

Contributors – 25 July 2019          

Employment Appeals – 23 July and 24 July 2019        

Licensing, Environment & Safety – 26 June and 31 July 2019           

Member – 8 July 2019       

Planning & Highways Regulation – 27 June and 1 August 2019       

Standards – 2 September 2019

 

Area Committees

 

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South – 18 July and 15 August 2019

Central Stockport – 18 July and 15 August 2019

Cheadle – 16 July 2019

Heatons & Reddish – 15 July and 12 August 2019

Marple – 17 July and 14 August 2019

Stepping Hill – 16 July 2019

Werneth – 15 July and 12 August 2019  

 

 

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7.

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

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8.

AGMA Constitution pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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

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5.(iv)

Scrutiny Work Programme - 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

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