Agenda

County Council - Wednesday 9 November 2022 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2022.

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.

4.

Announcements

Please see the briefing note, which does not accompany this agenda but will be circulated prior to the meeting.

5.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 237 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 was 10am on Monday, 31 October 2022.

 

However, questions that relate to reports on the agenda may be submitted up to 10am on Wednesday, 2 November 2022.

 

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.

Additional documents:

6.

Corporate Parenting pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, to present the Corporate Parenting Report

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7.

Petitions

To receive petitions, if any, without discussion.

8.

Motions pdf icon PDF 124 KB

908: Motion Violence Against Women and Girls

Proposed by: Cllr Kathy Williams

Seconded by: Cllr Phil Robinson

 

This council believes that women and girls deserve to live free from intimidation, violence and harassment. This council condemns all violence against women and girls (VAWG) and notes that it can take many forms, including physical, financial, and emotional.

 

We want Gloucestershire to be the safest county in the UK for women and girls.

 

We welcome the launch of the Home Office’s ‘Enough’ campaign which seeks to educate the public by highlighting VAWG and its various forms. 

 

We are also pleased that our Police and Crime Commissioner has made VAWG one of his top priorities in his Police and Crime prevention plan. We are particularly grateful to the work of the OPCC, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Gloucester City Council in securing more than £1 million from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund to eradicate VAWG from Gloucestershire and note especially the introduction of the ‘Flare App’ which gives women the opportunity to anonymously report inappropriate behaviour directly to the police.  

 

To ensure that this county is the safest in the country for women and girls, we propose that:

·         The council strives to become the first public body in Gloucestershire to receive a ‘White Ribbon Accreditation’ for its commitment and work to end male violence against women.

·         We write to all public bodies and Head Teachers in the county asking them to become White Ribbon Champions to show a clear signal that Gloucestershire stands united against VAWG

·         We invite the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office and Gloucestershire Constabulary to run a session for all councilors on the nature of VAWG in Gloucestershire and what we can all be doing in communities to tackle it.

·         We will also utilise our strong relationships with Head Teachers to invite them to a similar session to ensure that they are supported in combatting VAWG in schools so that we can prevent unhealthy and dangerous behaviours in young people.

We ask the Adult Social Care and Communities Scrutiny Committee to investigate and produce a report for cabinet on any steps the county council can be taking to end VAWG in Gloucestershire.  

 

 

Motion 909: Action to Tackle River Pollution 

Proposed by: Cllr Wendy Thomas

Seconded by: Cllr David Drew

 

Council welcomes the report on river pollution from the Restoring Our Rivers Task Group. The pollution of our rivers is a threat to public health and a cause of public concern. Council calls for the law on sewage spills into rivers to be strengthened, increased funding for Environment Agency monitoring and enforcement, fines on water companies per discharge event and the use of that income to support environmental pollution clean ups rather than this going back directly to H.M. Treasury

 

 

Motion 910: Tackling the crisis in NHS dentistry

 

Proposed by: Cllr Linda Cohen,

Seconded by: Cllr Paul Hodgkinson

 

This Council is concerned about the quality and cost of dentistry in Gloucestershire

 

This Council believes that every Gloucestershire resident should have a right to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

9.

Members' Questions pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Up to 45 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 was 10am on Monday, 31 October 2022.

 

However, questions that relate to reports on the agenda may be submitted up to 10am on Wednesday, 2 November 2022.

 

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.

 

As background information, the Cabinet Member Decision Statements over the period 6 September 2022 to 31 October  are available on the GCC website -

 

 

https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/mgDelegatedDecisions.aspx?XXR=0&&DR=06%2f09%2f2022-31%2f10%2f2022&ACT=Find&RP=0&K=0&V=0&DM=3&HD=0&DS=2&Next=true&NOW=01112022094021&META=mgdelegateddecisions

10.

Constitution Committee pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chair of the Constitution Committee to present the report from the meeting held on 10 October 2022.

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11.

Review of Gloucestershire County Council Divisional Boundaries by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Council to receive the report from the Monitoring Officer.

12.

Scrutiny Reports pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Cllr Phil Awford, Chair of Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, will

present the report which provides a summary of recent scrutiny committee

activities. Scrutiny Committee Chairs to answer questions:

 

Cllr Philip Awford, Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Chair

Cllr Andrew Gravells, Health Chair

Cllr Stephan Fifield, Adult Social Care and Communities Chair

Cllr Andrew Miller, Children and Families Chair

Cllr Vernon Smith, Environment Chair

Cllr Matt Babbage, Economic Growth Chair

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Fire and Rescue Chair

Cllr Steve Robinson, Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel Chair

 

 

In addition the final report of the Scrutiny Task Group on Rivers is attached.

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13.

Audit and Governance Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 621 KB

Cllr Colin Hay to present the annual report which was considered at the committee meeting on 30 September 2022.