Councillors and Decision Making


Full Council

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Date: Thursday 23 November 2017

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Oakengates Theatre, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6ET   View Map

Democratic Services:
Deborah Moseley (83215)  

Media Enquiries:
Nigel Newman (82403)  

Lead Officer:
Jonathan Eatough (83200)  

 Agenda    Agenda.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 21 September 2017
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 Council meeting held on 21 September 2017.

Members of the Telford & Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance will present to the Council the Certificate of Fairtrade Status from the Fairtrade Foundation.

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.
 (i) The following question to Cllr Angela McClements, White Ribbon Champion and Cabinet Member: Transport, Infrastructure & Broadband and has been submitted by Carol Scott MBE JP:

“What provision is there in Telford & Wrekin for the early intervention of specialist services for victims of Domestic Abuse and how does this compare to what is offered in Shropshire, is there a specific training safeguarding officer or equivalent?”

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 – 14 September 2017
 (i) West Mercia Youth Justice Plan 2017/2018

Recommended that the Youth Justice Plan 2017/18 be approved and endorsed and that the West Mercia Youth Offending Service responsibilities are noted.
 Cabinet – 19 October 2017

 (ii) 2017/18 Financial Management Report

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

10.0 Recommendations from Boards and Committees

(i) Audit Committee

At its meeting held on 19 September 2017, the Audit Committee made the following recommendation to Council.

Audit Committee Annual Report 2016/17

Recommended – that Members note the contents of the annual report 2016/17.
(ii) Boundary Review Committee

At its meeting held on 2 November 2017, the Boundary Review Committee made the following recommendation to Council.

Review of Parliamentary Constituencies: Council Response

Recommended – that an alternative name of ‘The Wrekin and Bridgnorth’ be proposed to the Boundary Commission for England.

11.0 Appointments of Committees & Boards – Health & Wellbeing Board
12.0 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.

13.0 Notices of Motion

(i) Councillor A Eade will propose the following Motion:-

“This Council condemns the proposed parking charge increase at the Princess Royal Hospital at Telford and calls SaTH to withdraw their proposals”

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor N A Dugmore.
 (ii) Councillor S Bentley will propose the following Motion:-

This Council congratulates the Telford & Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance in obtaining the re-certification of Telford & Wrekin as a Fairtrade Borough on 20TH March 2017.

Working with the Telford & Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance this Council resolves to:

Ensure where ever possible, the Council will provide Fairtrade products for staff and visitors;

Promote and encourage Fairtrade principles and raise awareness of Fairtrade goods in Council publications;

Encourage local employers to utilise Fairtrade products in their businesses;

Ensure that where appropriate, we will ‘welcome’ Fairtrade as an option in our tenders;

Work with Telford & Wrekin Fairtrade Alliance to maintain Fairtrade status for the Borough of Telford & Wrekin.

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor I T W Fletcher.