Agenda

County Council
Wednesday 27 March 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

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To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Please declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other interests that you may have relating to any relevant matters due to be discussed at the meeting.  You should do this by signing the form at the back of the Council Chamber and you may also make an oral declaration if you so wish.  If you become aware of an interest you have during the course of the meeting, you should declare it orally at the time you become aware of it and sign the form at the back of the Chamber at the end of the meeting.

 

4.

Announcements

 

a)    Charity cricket game

A cricket game between councillors and staff will be held on Thursday, 9 May 2019 to raise funds for the Chairman’s Charity, the Oncology Ward at Cheltenham General Hospital, which has helped the Chairman and thousands of other patients. The 20/20 game will start at 6pm at the Wagon Works Ground in Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester.  Councillor Saj Patel has kindly volunteered to lead the councillor team and spectators are welcome to come along.  If members are unable to attend, please consider supporting the event by sending a cheque to the Chairman payable to ‘Focus’, the Hospitals’ Cancer Charity.

 

b)    Dunrossil Centre

Unfortunately the official opening of the Dunrossil Centre at Gloucestershire Archives, scheduled for 3 April 2019, has been postponed until further notice. This is because the building work at Gloucestershire Archives and the Heritage Hub has been delayed following the unexpected departure of our principal contractor, Lakehouse, before completing the job.

 

c)    Gloucestershire County Council Highways

Officers from the Council’s Highways Commissioning Team and representatives from their delivery partners will be on the Council Chamber landing over the lunch period to provide information on the new highways operating arrangements.

 

d)    A417 ‘Missing Link’

Representatives from Highways England will be on the Council Chamber landing over the lunch period to provide information on their proposals.

 

e)    ICT support

Staff from ICT will be on hand over the lunch break to provide advice to members.

 

5.

Public Questions

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.

 

To answer any written public questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the County Council.

 

The closing date for receipt of questions is 10am on Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Stephen Bace (email stephen.bace@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

Questions received and proposed responses do not accompany this agenda but will be available prior to the meeting.

6.

Corporate Parenting pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Cllr Richard Boyles, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, to present the report.

7.

Petitions

Cllr Kate Haigh to present a petition to Cllr Vernon Smith, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, relating to traffic calming and road safety in Matson.

 

To receive any other petitions presented by members without discussion.

8.

Motions

The Council’s Constitution provides for a maximum of two hours for debate on motions.  At the end of the two hour period, those members who have already indicated their intention to speak on the motion being debated at that time will be allowed to speak, the mover of the motion will be asked to sum-up and the vote will be taken.

 

The time limit for member speeches is three minutes and the time limit for proposing a motion is five minutes.

 

The following motions were received by the closing date of 10am on 19 March 2019: 

 

Motion 830 – Statutory Youth Service

Proposed by Cllr Lesley Williams

Seconded by Cllr Steve Robinson

 

This Council notes:

·         Youth work is a distinct educational process offering young people safe spaces to explore their identity, experience decision-making, increase their confidence, develop inter-personal skills and think through the consequences of their actions. This leads to better informed choices, changes in activity and improved outcomes for young people.

 

·         Cuts to youth services have devastated the lives of young people by damaging community cohesion, making it harder to stay in formal education, and having a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. 83% of youth workers say the cuts have had an effect on crime and anti-social behaviour.

 

·         Youth work as a profession has been eroded and undermined through funding cuts and market reforms, and that overall spending on youth services in England has fallen by £737m (62%) since 2010. 

This Council believes:

·         Youth services should be made statutory, recognising the important role universal youth work plays in supporting young people to realise their potential.

 

·         There should be a mandated national body with dedicated ring-fenced funding to oversee youth service provision across England.

 

This Council therefore resolves to:

·         Write to the six Gloucestershire MPs to ask them to support and campaign for statutory youth services.

 

Motion 831 – Highways

Proposed by Cllr Vernon Smith

Seconded by Cllr Matt Babbage

 

Over the past year the Highways Department has delivered for and on behalf of all the members here a  huge milestone of nearly ¾ of a million m2 of resurfacing (103 Gloucester rugby pitches) or 100 km of new road surfacing, over a 100,000 tonnes of tarmac, or 5,000 lorry loads. A tremendous achievement in the £150m Highway investment programme.

 

Top schemes over £400,000 each that have been resurfaced include. There are 165 other schemes to be delivered this financial year.

 

A4173/A46 Stroud to Pitchcombe - Stage 1

£840,000

A429 Toddenham Jct to Aston Magna Jct

£680,000

A436 Severn Springs to Kilkenny

£596,000

A40 London Road Andoversford

£515,000

A417 St Oswalds Road Gloucester - East Bound Only

£498,000

A48 Heartland Hill to Walmore Hill Chaxhill - SCRIM 

£497,000

B4066 Berkeley Heath

£472,000

A4136 Nailbridge to Plump Hill

£462,000

A4173/A46 Stroud to Pitchcombe - Stage 2

£454,000

B4215 Malswick Mill, Newent

£444,000

B4634 Old Gloucester Rd Staverton (C82 Jct  to M5 Bridge)

£426,000

A417 Over Causeway Gloucester (Town Ham)

£407,000

 

The A road network has received a significant  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

9.

Member Questions

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.

 

To answer any written member questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the County Council.

 

The closing date for receipt of questions is 10am on Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Stephen Bace (email stephen.bace@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

Questions received and proposed responses do not accompany this agenda but will be available prior to the meeting.

10.

Scrutiny

10a

Scrutiny review pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, to present the findings and recommendations of the scrutiny review.  The report attached will also be presented to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee on 22 March 2019.

10b

Scrutiny update pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, to present the report on recent scrutiny activities.

 

11.

Cabinet Decision Statement pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider the Cabinet Decision Statement for the meeting held on 13 March 2019.

12.

Cabinet Member Decision Statements pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the Cabinet Member Decision Statements for the period 1 to 28 February 2019.

 

13.

Appointments Committee pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chair of the Appointments Committee, to present the recommendation from the meeting held on 5 February 2019 relating to the Pay Policy Statement.