Council Meeting
Thursday, 18th November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Ballroom - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)


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Formalities and Announcements

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 495 KB

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

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Urgent Decisions

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

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Mayor's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Mayor.

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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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Community Engagement

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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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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 Police


Chief Superintendent John Webster (Stockport District Commander) will attend the meeting and make a presentation and respond to questions in relation to his recent appointment to the role as Stockport’s new district commander.

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Joint Authorities

(a)       Greater Manchester Police, Fire and Crime Panel


Councillor Amanda Peers to answer questions, if any, on the business of the Greater Manchester Police, Fire 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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General Business

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Re-designation of Marple Neighbourhood Forum pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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

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Proposed Change to the Membership of the Appointments Committee Removing Political Balance pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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

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Leader's Report and Cabinet Question Time

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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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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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet held on 2 November 2021 (pages) 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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To receive a report from the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees on the conduct of Scrutiny business.

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Scrutiny Business

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

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

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following Scrutiny Committees:-


Adult Social Care & Health – 14 October 2021

Children & Families – 13 October 2021

Communities & Housing – 11 October 2021

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance – 12 October 2021

Economy & Regeneration – 14 October 2021

Scrutiny Co-ordination – 8 November 2021

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Ordinary and Area Committees

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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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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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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


Ordinary Committees


Appointments – 14 October 2021

Employment Appeals – 6 October 2021

Health & Wellbeing Board – 13 October 2021

Health & Wellbeing Board (BCF) Sub – 8 November 2021

Licensing, Environment & Safety – 29 September 2021

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub – 6 October 2021

Member – 11 October 2021

Planning & Highways Regulation – 30 September 2021


Area Committees


Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South – 21 October 2021

Central Stockport – 21 October 2021

Cheadle – 19 October 2021

Heatons & Reddish – 18 October 2021

Marple – 20 October 2021

Stepping Hill – 19 October 2021

Werneth – 18 October 2021

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

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Automated External Defibrillators pdf icon PDF 415 KB

This council meeting notes that on average 30,000 people each year suffer a sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital, and 20% of these incidents occur in public spaces. Council further notes only 10% of victims of cardiac arrests survive when the incident occurs outside hospital.


Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can play a significant role in saving the lives of people who suffer heart attacks in public. It is estimated that a shock from an AED, alongside CPR treatment, increases survival rates to 75-80%.


The Council meeting also notes that in cases where community groups have raised funds for a defibrillator and seek to place the equipment on Council premises there is a complicated and legal process they are forced to go through, delaying installation and, in some cases creating barriers to progress. One of the main charitable organisations that support installation of defibrillators, the Community Heartbeat Trust, work successfully with many local authorities to use a mixture of the “Managed Solution Partnership and a Hosting Agreement to make issues such as public liability and installation procedure easy and without risk to the council.


This council meeting further notes that, though there are public defibrillators in various places across the Borough, including some Council premises and assets, there are gaps in the provision of publicly accessible AEDs and at present there is no holistic mapping system listing all AEDs in Stockport.


This council meeting therefore resolves to ask Cabinet to:


·           Compile a list, and an interactive map, of all public defibrillators in Stockport including those in non-Council premises;

·           Review and, where appropriate, increase the provision of defibrillators across all Council-owned spaces including public parks, community centres, leisure facilities, and areas of high public footfall;

·           Implement a streamlined process for community groups to install defibrillators on council buildings using the Community Heartbeat Trust system;

·           Work with amateur sports teams to ensure they know how to access AEDs and are trained in the use of defibrillators and CPR; and

·           Bring a report to the Adult Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee meeting in January 2022, detailing a plan to roll out more AEDs across the Borough, and to produce a fully interactive mapping system to locate all public defibrillators in Stockport.


Moved by:             Councillor Will Dawson


Seconded by:      Councillor Malcolm Allan

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Small Business Saturday

This Council Meeting welcomes the upcoming Small Business Saturday which is now in its ninth year and which has now grown into a recognised, popular, nationwide event. This year’s Small Business Saturday will be on 4th December 2021.


This Council Meeting notes;


·           Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to celebrate small business success and to encourage people to “shop local” supporting businesses in their local communities;

·           That last year’s event saw a record-breaking estimated £1.1 billion spent with small businesses; and

·           That Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign which can have an impact for businesses all year round.

·           This Council further notes;

·           That at the most recent UK Business Count Stockport had 12,080 micro businesses and SMEs, accounting for around 99% of all enterprises in Stockport;

·           That, according to the Federation of Small Businesses, small business accounts for three fifths of employment in the UK private sector; and

·           Small businesses play an important role across Stockport in ensuring our local and district centres such as Bramhall, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Edgeley, Hazel Grove, the Heatons, High Lane, Marple, Reddish and Romiley are vibrant and thriving and are at the heart of our local communities.


This Council Meeting therefore resolves to;


·           Request the Chief Executive and the Corporate Leadership Team ensure that the Council support and participate in this year’s Small Business Saturday on 4th December 2021;

·           Request officers work with local small businesses across Stockport, and especially in our local and district centres, to raise awareness of the Small Business Saturday (SBS), encouraging them to sign up and consider SBS ideas such as a 5% community discount scheme for the day;

·           Request that officers create a Small Business Saturday map of participating businesses across the Borough and make this available prominently online and through social media channels;

·           Request that officers download the Small Business Saturday Marketing pack for Local Authorities and the digital and press kit and use these and the ideas within to raise awareness of the campaign locally, encourage small businesses to get involved and urge the public to support it; and

·           Request Officers monitor the success and engagement with the campaign in Stockport this year and use the information collected to enhance future local initiatives such as free parking on Saturdays and communications promoting local small businesses and shopping locally all year round.


Moved by:             Councillor Oliver Johnstone


Seconded by:      Councillor John McGahan

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