Agenda

County Council - Wednesday 12 February 2020 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2019.

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 56 KB

a)    Roger Wilson

To invite members to pay tribute to Cllr Roger Wilson who passed away on 8 December 2019.  A memorial service will be held at 2.30pm on 25 February 2020 at St Peter’s Winchcombe, and afterwards at Toddington Village Hall.  At the end of the tributes, members will be asked to stand in silence as a mark respect for Roger.

 

b)    Terry Glastonbury

To stand in silence as a mark of respect for Cllr Terry Glastonbury who passed away on 9 December 2019.  Terry was a county councillor from 2009 to 2013, representing the West Dean Division in the Forest of Dean.  Terry was a longstanding member of the Forest of Dean District Council, serving as Chair of Council and Chair of the Planning Committee.  

 

c)    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.

 

d)    Australian bushfires

The Chairman to advise that he has written to the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom to express the Council’s sympathy at the loss of life following the devastating bush fires and to send best wishes to the people of Australia affected by the fires. 

 

e)    Holocaust Memorial Day

On 27 January 2020, members and staff attended a short memorial service at Shire Hall to remember all the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides that have taken place throughout the world. The day marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

 

Councillor Colin Hay led the service by sharing his experience at Srebrenica. Group Leaders signed a statement for the Council’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (HRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.

 

f)     Glos Talks

The Glos Talks Campaign encourages everyone to talk more openly about mental health and their experiences so those who are struggling will seek help.  Members are invited to have their photographs taken with the Glos Talks ‘selfie frame’ on the Council Chamber landing at lunchtime.

g)    Members’ survey

Members are encouraged to complete the survey that has been circulated via Members’ Matter.  This will provide valuable feedback on member development and ICT provision. Paper copies will be available from Democratic Services staff at the meeting. 

 

h)   ICT support

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

5.

Public questions pdf icon PDF 96 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, 5 February 2020.  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 2 MB

Cllr Richard Boyles, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, to present the Annual Report of the Corporate Parenting Group.

7.

Petitions

To receive petitions presented by members without discussion.

8.

Policy and Budget Framework - Medium Term Financial Strategy

Pete Bungard, the Chief Executive, will explain how the budget debate will take place (a flowchart will be displayed in the chamber). 

 

8a

Report and recommendations pdf icon PDF 358 KB

8b

Medium Term Financial Strategy - Appendix 1 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

8c

Budget consultation report - Appendix 2 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

8d

Budget Scrutiny - Appendix 3 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

8e

Due Regard Statement - Appendix 4 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

9.

Member questions pdf icon PDF 75 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, 5 February 2020. 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

10a

Scrutiny report pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Cllr Shaun Parsons, Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, to present the scrutiny reports from the January cycle of meetings.

10b

Scrutiny chairs

Arising from the appointment of Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin as the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning, to appoint a Chair of the Health Scrutiny Committee and make any other necessary changes.

11.

Constitution Committee report pdf icon PDF 510 KB

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Constitution Committee, to present the report from the meeting held on 30 January 2020.

12.

Individual Cabinet Member Decision Statements pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider the decision statements for the period 1 November 2019 to 31 January 2020.

 

13.

Cabinet Decision Statements pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the decision statements for the Cabinet meetings held on 20 December 2019 and 29 January 2020 including the recommendation to the Council relating to the Local Minerals Plan.

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