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 225 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2019.

4.

Communications from the Chair

5.

Petitions from the Public

5a

Church Langley Fund pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Petition from Nicola Purse:

 

“We demand the Council releases half (£215,000) of the Church Langley Environmental Fund now to carry out the one-off works to improve the appearance, safety and sustainability of our estate (especially regarding improvements to walkways and alleyways) in accordance with the purposes of the funds and the research undertaken over the past 18 months by residents, councillors and officers, and that the remaining £215,000 is released over the next 15 years. These works will reduce the cost of landscape maintenance and thereby reduce the cost to our Council Tax bills, similar to the removal of bushes at junctions carried out a decade ago. No money has been spent over the last decade so there is clearly a lot of catching up to do.”

6.

Questions from the Public

7.

Questions from Councillors

8.

Motions from Councillors

8a

Climate Emergency

Proposed by Councillor Mark Ingall (seconded by Councillor Chris Vince):

 

“This Council believes that climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world. One of the largest factors contributing to climate change is man-made emissions, especially those relating to the use of non-sustainable power sources. This Council recognises that action must be taken quickly in order to prevent climate change from causing irreversible damage to the planet. It also recognises the numerous social benefits which are brought about by reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as better air quality.

 

This Council believes it is still possible to restore a safe climate andtherefore declares a climate emergency and will:

 

          i)    Aim to reduce its net carbon emissions as far as possible;

 

         ii)    Reduce its carbon footprint at a greater rate than it is already committed to doing so;

 

       iii)    Create a program of new tree and hedgerow planting across the town, starting with 1,000 in the next year;

 

       iv)    Encourage HTS (Property and Environment) to plan for a switch over from petrol and diesel vehicles, plant and machinery to electric vehicles, plant and machinery; and

 

         v)    Reaffirm its commitment to the Garden Town development’s principles of sustainable transport.”

9.

Main Debate

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 17.3, the Chair will call on the Leader of the Council to introduce the debate on the work undertaken by the Council in 2018/19 municipal year together with any highlights, pressures and potential issues for the coming year.

10.

Appointment of Additional Attendees to Cabinet

To note the Leader’s appointment of the following Councillors as Additional Attendees to Cabinet: Councillors Tony Edwards, Shannon Jezzard and Stefan Mullard.

11.

References from Cabinet and Committees

11a

Referral from Audit and Standards Committee - Audit and Standards Committee Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

The Audit and Standards Committee recommended to Full Council that the Audit and Standards Committee’s annual report for 2018/19 is noted.

11b

Referral from Licensing Committee - Private Hire Operator Application Procedure Updates pdf icon PDF 55 KB

The Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that the revised Operator Licensing Procedures, attached as Appendix 2 to the original report, be adopted.

Additional documents:

12.

Reports from Officers

13.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

13a

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 17 April 2019 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 50 KB

13b

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 5 June 2019 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 64 KB

13c

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 12 June 2019 of Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 187 KB

13d

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 20 June 2019 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 197 KB

14.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.