Councillors and Decision Making


Full Council

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Date: Thursday 24 November 2016

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: The Haybridge Restaurant, TCAT, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NP   Map

Democratic Services:
Deborah Moseley (01952383215)  

Media Enquiries:
Nigel Newman (01952382403)  

Lead Officer:
Jonathan Eatough (01952383200)  

The meeting will be preceded at 6.00pm by a short address by the Police & Crime Commissioner, Mr John Campion, and the Temporary Deputy Chief Constable,  Mr Chris Singer.  A question and answer session will follow.

 Agenda    Agenda.pdf 
 Minutes    Minutes 24 11 16.pdf 
1.0 Prayers
2.0 Apologies for Absence
3.0 Declarations of Interest
4.0 Minutes of the Council
To confirm the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 22 September 2016 and the Extraordinary Council Meeting on 6 October 2016.
5.0 Leader’s Report & Announcements
The Leader of the Council may give an oral report on matters of significance to the Borough, comment upon the Cabinet decisions or make any announcements.
6.0 Mayor's Announcements
To note the Mayoral Engagements undertaken since the Annual Council meeting held on 22 September 2016.
7.0 Public Questions
To receive any questions from the public which have been submitted under Council Procedure Rules 7.11 and 7.12. The session will last no more than 15 minutes with a maximum of 2 minutes allowed for each question and answer. Questions can be asked of The Leader and Cabinet Members. 
None received.
8.0 Cabinet Decisions Made Since the Last Meeting of the Council
To receive the report on the Cabinet decisions made since publication of the last Council meeting agenda. Cabinet Members may speak on these decisions and Members may ask questions about key decisions of the relevant Cabinet Member for the purposes of clarification only.  Members are asked to note the additional delegations to officers granted at those meetings.
9.0 Recommendations from Cabinet

Cabinet – 13 October 2016

(i) 2016/17 Financial Management Report

Recommended that – the changes to the capital programme in section 1 of the report be approved 

(ii) Youth Justice Plan 2016/17

Recommended that –

(a) the Youth Justice Plan 2016/17 be approved and the West Mercia YOS responsibilities be endorsed; and
(b) delegated authority be granted to the Community Safety Partnership to oversee the Implementation of the Youth Justice Plan. 
(iii) Enterprise Telford – Driving Growth and Prosperity

Recommended that –

(a) the PIP be granted approval to undertake prudential borrowing to undertake the acquisition and disposal of PIP assets and/or investments in strategic infrastructure, following approval of the business cases as outlined in the report
(b) the necessary changes to the capital programme and revenue budget to facilitate the ongoing rationalisation of the PIP and strategic investments as outlined in the report be approved 
Cabinet – 17 November 2016

(i) Ensuring Children are Fully Protected in Telford and Wrekin – Getting to Good

To receive the report of the Director of Childrens’ and Adult Services and Independent Chair of the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board 

10.0 Recommendations from Boards and Committees

(i) Audit Committee

At its meeting held on 20 September 2016, the Audit Committee made the following recommendation to Council.

Appointment of External Auditors by 31/12/17 for April 2018 Onwards

Recommended – that opting into the PSAA for the purpose of appointing External Auditors for 2018/19 onwards be approved. 

(ii) Boundary Review Committee

At its meeting held on 29 September 2016, the Boundary Review Committee made the following recommendations to Council.

Review of Parliamentary Constituencies: Council Response

Recommended – that
(a) that an alternative name of ‘The Wrekin and Bridgnorth’ be proposed to the Boundary Commission for England and;
(b) that the proposals submitted by the Boundary Commission for England are supported by the Council. 

The full initial proposals report is available from

11.0 Questions

To answer questions received under Council Procedure Rule 6.2.

NB   In accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 6.2.9 there will be a maximum of 30 minutes allowed for questions and answers.  Any question not answered within the 30 minute time limit will receive a written reply within 5 working days.

12.0 Notices of Motion
None received.