Agenda

Council
Thursday, 28th July, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Lisa Thornett 

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 191 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 26 May 2022.

4.

Communications from the Chair

5.

Petitions from the Public

6.

Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 240 KB

7.

Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 217 KB

8.

Motions from Councillors

9.

Main Debate

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.3, the Chair will call on the Leader of the Council to introduce the debate on the work undertaken by the Council on 2021/22 municipal year together with any highlights, pressures and potential issues for the coming year.

10.

References from Cabinet and Committees

10a

Referral from Electoral Review Working Group - Response to LGBCE Consultation pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Electoral Review Working Group recommend that Full Council approves the response to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) consultation on warding patterns (as attached as Appendix A to the report) and the proposed ward boundaries (attached as Appendix B to the report).

Additional documents:

10b

Referral from Audit and Standards Committee - Audit and Standards Committee Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Audit and Standards Committee recommend to Full Council that the Annual Report for the Audit and Standards Committee for 2021/22 be approved.

10c

Referral from Licensing Committee - DfT Standards - Introduction of English Language Proficiency Assessments for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Licensing Committee recommend to Full Council that:

 

      i)        The licensing process for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers continue to permit 1-year and 3-year licence applications.

 

     ii)        That the procedural change to medical certification requirements that will allow drivers the option to apply for a 3-year licence at each renewal be noted.

 

   iii)        Subject to i) and ii), the timescale for the introduction of the procedural changes be implemented as agreed by the Assistant Director Environment and the Chair of the Licensing Committee to allow administrative and software adjustments to be made.

Additional documents:

10d

Referral from Scrutiny Committee - Annual Report of the Scrutiny Committee 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Scrutiny Committee recommend to Full Council that it notes the report.

11.

Reports from Officers

12.

Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

12a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 15 March 2022 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 181 KB

12b

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 16 March 2022 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 80 KB

12c

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 24 March 2022 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 215 KB

12d

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 21 April 2022 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 188 KB

12e

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 15 June 2022 of Audit & Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 181 KB

12f

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 16 June 2022 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 188 KB

12g

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 5 July 2022 of Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 188 KB

12h

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 6 July 2022 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 88 KB

13.

Matters of Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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.