Agenda and draft minutes

Council
Thursday, 17th September, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Lisa Thornett 

Items
No. Item

16.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Michael Hardware and John Strachan.

17.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2020 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

19.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair set out the events she had attended since the previous meeting. She invited Councillors to attend the Charity Golf Day at Cannons Brook Golf Club on 23 October, which would be going ahead subject to any changes in Government Guidance on Covid-19.

20.

Petitions from the Public

Minutes:

None.

21.

Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The questions, together with the answers, are appended to the minutes.

22.

Questions from Councillors

Minutes:

None.

23.

Motions from Councillors

Minutes:

None.

24.

References from Cabinet and Committees

24a

Referral from Cabinet - Annual Treasury Management Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that the annual Treasury Management Report for 2019/20, as set out in Appendix A to the report, including that the Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2019/20 be noted and approved.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Full Council received a referral from Cabinet on the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2019/20.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mark Ingall (seconded by Councillor Eugenie Harvey) it was:

 

RESOLVED that that Annual Treasury Management Report for 2019/20, as set out in Appendix A to the report, including that the Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2019/20 is noted and approved.

24b

Referral from Cabinet - Report of the Covid-19 Recovery Working Group pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that a further Corporate Priority of ‘Resilience and Recovery’ is introduced into an amended Corporate Plan with the associated Action Plan.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Full Council received a referral from Cabinet which recommended that a further Corporate Priority of ‘Resilience and Recovery’ is introduced into an amended Corporate Plan with the associated Action Plan.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mark Ingall (seconded by Councillor Eugenie Harvey) it was:

 

RESOLVED that a further Corporate Priority of ‘Resilience and Recovery’ be introduced into an amended Corporate Plan with the associated Action Plan.

25.

Reports from Officers

Minutes:

None.

26.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

26a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 7 July 2020 of Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 47 KB

26b

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 9 July 2020 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 145 KB

26c

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 14 July 2020 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 49 KB

26d

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 19 August 2020 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 59 KB

26e

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 27 August 2020 of Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 50 KB

26f

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 1 September 2020 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 230 KB

26g

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 2 September 2020 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 74 KB

27.

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.

Minutes:

Having given prior notice to the Chair, Councillor Purton raised a matter of urgent business in relation to the Chequers Public House. He explained that following concerns about activities taking place at the Chequers. The Council had been working with the County Council and Essex Police and following a multi-agency review, the Chequers had been issued a Community Protection Directive. This acted as a final warning before a Closure Order.

 

Councillor Joel Charles welcomed the issuing of the Directive, and the work between the Police, County Council and the Council. The three Ward Councillors and MP had been working closely on this matter and the Directive sent out a message that licensed premises who ignore the Guidance will have action taken against them.