Wednesday, 9 October 2019 6.30 p.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal

Contact: Inge Booth 

No. Item



Minutes pdf icon PDF 475 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 23 July 2019 (copy attached).


Public Participation

Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question, make representations or present a deputation or petition at this meeting should apply to do so by no later than 0:01am (one minute past midnight) two working days before the meeting.  Information on how to make the application can be obtained by viewing the Council’s Website or by contacting the Committee Services Team on 01539 733333.


(1)        Questions and Representations


            To receive any questions or representations which have been received from members of the public.


(2)        Deputations and Petitions


            To receive any deputations or petitions which have been received from members of the public.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive announcements by the Chairman.


Corporate Financial Monitoring Quarter 1, 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To consider the projected year end position based on performance to the end of Quarter 1 2019/20 and officers’ planned actions to ensure a balanced budget by the end of the financial year.

Additional documents:


Member Support Steering Group - Annual Update pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To consider the 2018/19 Annual Update from the Member Support Steering Group.

Additional documents:


Review of Anti-Fraud Policies pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To consider updates to the Council’s anti-fraud policies to reflect changes in the organisational structure.

Additional documents:


Leader's Announcements and Cabinet Question Time (30 Minutes)

To receive announcements from the Leader and, in accordance with Paragraphs 10.2 and 10.3 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, to deal with any questions to the Leader and/or Portfolio Holders on any topic which is within the jurisdiction or influence of the Council and is relevant to their Portfolio.  Any Member who poses a question will be entitled to ask one supplementary question on the same topic.


Members are encouraged to give 24 hours’ written notice of questions to the Solicitor to the Council of questions to be raised under the Agenda Item.  If no notice is received, then the Portfolio Holder can reserve the right to give a written answer.  Where written notice of questions has been given, these will be taken first.  Should a Member wish to ask more than one question, questions should be listed in order of priority.  If more than one Member sends in a question, these will be taken in alphabetical order of Members’ names, alternated from meeting to meeting.  Each question and each response is restricted to three minutes.


Minutes of Meetings

To receive Chairmen’s comments (if any notified) in respect of the minutes of the Committee meetings held between 3 June and 6 September 2019.


Questions to Chairman of the Council or Chairman of any Committee or Sub-Committee

To deal with any questions under Rule 10.6 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, of which due notice has been given and/or the Chairman allows as a matter of urgent business and which are in relation to any matter over which the Council has powers or duties or which affect the area.


Urgent Decisions

In accordance with Paragraph 17.3 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules, to receive details of any urgent Executive Decisions, if any, taken since the last scheduled meeting of Council on 23 July 2019.


Notice of Motion

The following Notice of Motion has been given in accordance with Paragraph 11.1 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure:-


“The council warmly welcomes the launch of the Government’s new Tourism Sector Deal, which will benefit almost 1,000 tourism-related businesses in South Lakeland and has been described by the British Tourist Authority as a game-changer for tourism;


Notes that as part of the ground-breaking Deal, the Government will also pilot up to five new Tourism Zones where additional support will be provided to help grow local visitor economies through initiatives like targeted help for product and promotion development, mentoring support to businesses and digital skills training;


And confirms that the council will be play a full and active role in ensuring a successful bid is submitted for one of the five new Tourism Zones to encompass South Lakeland when the application process opens in December 2019.”


(signed by Councillor James Airey)


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this Part of the Agenda.