Agenda

Council - Tuesday, 23 March 2021 6.30 p.m.

Contact: Inge Booth 

Link: View the Live Stream of the meeting here

Items
No. Item

PART I

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 926 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 23 February 2021.

2.

Emergency Non-Executive Decisions

To receive the following Emergency Non-Executive Decision taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution 3. (B 1) (1.1) and to note any spending outside any budgetary provision:-

2a

017 Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) pdf icon PDF 476 KB

3.

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 www.southlakeland.gov.uk 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.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive announcements by the Chairman.

7.

Local Government Reform - Consultation Responses pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To consider the decision of Council on 8 December 2020, along with Barrow Borough and Lancaster City Councils, to submit a full proposal for a Bay area unitary authority and receive an update on consultation responses (Appendices 1 and 2 to follow).

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8.

Corporate Financial Update March 2021 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To consider the allocation of financial resources to enable the delivery of projects and services to deliver the Council Plan.

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9.

Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider a 12 month continuation to the current Statement of Licensing Policy.

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10.

Virtual Meetings Legislation and update

To receive a verbal update from the Monitoring Officer on Virtual Meetings Legislation.

11.

Leader's Announcements and Cabinet Question Time, Including the Composite Report of the Cabinet (1 Hour Maximum) pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Council is asked to receive the Executive Reports from the Leader and Cabinet and to deal with any questions raised by Members to the appropriate Cabinet Members on the contents of the reports.

 

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 Monitoring Officer 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.

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12.

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.

13.

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 February 2021

14.

Emergency Delegated Executive Decisions

To note the following Emergency Delegated Executive Decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Leader’s decision noted by Cabinet at CEX/104 (2019/20):-

14a

012 - Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) pdf icon PDF 468 KB

14b

015 - Waiving Car Park Charges - Westmorland Shopping Centre pdf icon PDF 272 KB

PART II

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.