Agenda

County Council
Wednesday 13 February 2019 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Please declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests that you may have relating to any specific matters which may be discussed at the meeting by signing the form that is available at the back of the Council Chamber.  Completing this form will be acceptable as a declaration, but members may also declare the interest orally if they so wish.

4.

Chairman's announcements pdf icon PDF 44 KB

a)    Jack Williams

To note with great sadness that Cllr Jack Williams passed away on 7 January 2019. The Chairman will ensure that members have every opportunity to pay tribute to Jack at the meeting.  At the end of the tributes, members will be asked to stand in silence as a mark respect for Jack.

 

b)    Queen’s New Year Honours

To congratulate the people living in Gloucestershire who received awards as part of the Queen’s New Year Honours.  The Chairman of the Council has written to the individuals included in the list attached to the agenda congratulating them on their awards.

 

c)    A417 ‘Missing Link’

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

 

d)    James Moore

The Chairman has written to Emmerdale actor James Moore from Cheltenham who won the Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards.

 

e)    New highway maintenance contract

Representatives from Ringway will be on the Council Chamber landing over the lunch period to provide information on the new contract which will start on 1 April 2019.

 

f)     Churchdown School visit

The Chairman welcomed representatives of Churchdown School’s Youth Parliament to Shire Hall on 18 January 2019.  The young people aged 11 to 17 had the opportunity to ask questions about the role of county councillors.  They also held an informal meeting in the Council Chamber. 

 

g)    ICT support

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

5.

Public questions pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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, 6 February 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 circulated prior to the meeting.

6.

Corporate Parenting pdf icon PDF 151 KB

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

7.

Petitions

To receive petitions presented by members without discussion.

8.

Policy and Budget Framework - Medium Term Financial Strategy and the Council Strategy pdf icon PDF 331 KB

Pete Bungard, the Chief Executive, will explain how the budget debate will take place (a flowchart will be displayed in the chamber).  This follows the procedure that has been adopted over the last four years.

 

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of the Council, and Cllr Ray Theodoulou, Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, to present the recommendations from the Cabinet. 

 

In order to reach a position where a substantive motion can be debated, other political groups will be invited to propose amendments to the budget.  These will be moved and seconded but not debated at this stage.  This is a departure from the normal procedure where only one amendment can be moved and discussed at any one time.  The Chairman will propose that the procedure rule relating to this be suspended for the duration of the budget debate.

 

Once the amendments have been presented, the Chairman will call for an adjournment to provide an opportunity for Group Leaders to reach a common position. 

 

After the adjournment, the Leader of the Council will advise members where it has been possible to reach agreement.  Any amendments which have not been accepted or withdrawn will be presented by the groups, debated and voted upon.

 

Thereafter all members will have an opportunity to debate the budget in accordance with the normal rules of debate.

 

At the end of the debate, the Leader of the Council will have the right of reply and a recorded vote will be taken.

 

 

8a

Report and recommendations pdf icon PDF 208 KB

8b

Council Strategy - Appendix 1 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

8c

Medium Term Financial Strategy - Appendix 2 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

8d

Budget consultation report - Appendix 3 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

8e

Scrutiny Budget report - Appendix 4 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

8f

Due Regard Statement pdf icon PDF 3 MB

9.

Member questions pdf icon PDF 85 KB

 

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, 6 February 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 circulated prior to the meeting.

 

10.

Scrutiny report pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, to present the scrutiny reports from the November and January cycle of meetings.

11.

Constitution Committee report pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Constitution Committee, to present the report from the meeting held on 14 January 2019.

12.

Cabinet Decision Statements pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider the decision statements for the Cabinet meetings held on 19 December 2018 and 30 January 2019.

Additional documents:

13.

Individual Cabinet Member Decision Statements pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the decision statements for the period 1 November 2018 to 31 January 2019.