Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2018.

4.

Communications from the Chair

5.

Petitions from the Public

6.

Questions from the Public

7.

Questions from Councillors

8.

Motions from Councillors

8a

Libraries in Harlow

Proposed by Councillor Shannon Jezzard (seconded by Councillor Mark Ingall):

 

“This Council is concerned by Essex County Council’s plans to close public libraries in Harlow. Libraries are vital to promoting literacy and fostering a love of reading amongst all people. They are used by pre-school children taking their first steps towards reading, those at the other end of the school journey and by young adults studying for their exams. Libraries also provide essential services for the least well off in society, providing computer access to people looking for jobs and accommodation, completing Universal Credit forms and for those filling out online school admission applications. This Council believes that library closures run counter to the County's health and wellbeing agenda and therefore requests that the Leader of the Council writes to the County Council urging it to keep all of Harlow’s libraries open.”

8b

Maples Respite Care Home

Proposed by Councillor Chris Vince (seconded by Councillor Jean Clark):

 

“This Council is dismayed by Essex County Council's plans to halve the number of beds in the Maples Respite care home in Little Parndon. Respite care is a vital resource for parents who have children with complex needs. Unlike alternatives, like child minding, centres like the Maples provide specialist support to children with a variety of needs and ensures they are provided with the stimulating environment that they need. This Council requests the Leader of the Council to write a letter to Essex County Council describing the benefits of this service and asking them to reconsider any proposed cuts.”

 

9.

References from Cabinet and Committees

9a

Referral from Licensing Committee - Animal Welfare Licensing pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that:

 

A     The scheme of fees and charges with respect to The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (attached as Appendix A to the report) be adopted, with the fees and charges to be reviewed annually thereafter as part of the Council’s annual fees and charges setting round.

 

B    The arrangements for formal decision making (attached as Appendix B to the report) be approved.

 

C    The procedure for appeal against a risk rating score of an operator (attached as Appendix C to the report) be approved.

Additional documents:

9b

Referral from Licensing Committee - Review of Gambling Act Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that:

 

A     The replacement Gambling Act Licensing Policy (attached as Appendix A to the report) be approved.

Additional documents:

9c

Referral from Cabinet - Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2018/19: Mid-Year Review pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that:

 

A     The Mid-Year Review of the Treasury Management Strategy, attached as Appendix A to the report, be noted.

Additional documents:

9d

Referral from Cabinet - Local Council Tax Support Scheme Proposals 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Cabinet recommends to Full Council that:

 

A     The that the current scheme remains unchanged for 2019/20 and that the introduction of fixed period awards for Local Council Tax Support is not implemented at the current time and kept under review.

Additional documents:

10.

Reports from Officers

10a

Appointment of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 203 KB

10b

Appointment to Committees, Sub-Committees and Panels of the Council and their Chair and Vice-Chair

10c

Nomination for Appointment of Council Representatives on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 116 KB

11.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

11a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 20 November 2018 of Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 186 KB

11b

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 28 November 2018 of Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 187 KB

11c

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 4 December 2018 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 188 KB

11d

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 6 December 2018 of Cabinet

12.

Matters of Urgent Business