Annual, Council - Wednesday, 18 May 2022 5.30 p.m.

Venue: Assembly Room, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal

Contact: Adam Moffatt  Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist

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To elect a Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.  (The incoming Chairman will then take the Chair.)


Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To receive announcements by the Chairman or retiring Chairman.



To appoint a Vice-Chairman for ensuing year.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 372 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 22 February 2022.

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Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda and to consider any dispensations.


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.


Leader's Announcements

To receive any announcements by the Leader of the Council and any update on Deputy Leader and Cabinet appointments and delegations for the discharge of the Executive functions of the Council.


Shadow Executive

To receive any updates on the Shadow Executive from the Leader of the Opposition.


Local Government Reorganisation

To receive a verbal update on any matters relating to Local Government Reorganisation.


Political Balance, Allocation of Committee Places, Appointment of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen and Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 383 KB

To consider a report from the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) on political balance, the allocation of committee places, the appointments of Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs and the Scheme of Delegation (Appendix 2 to follow).  (Nominations received from Group Leaders for Committee Memberships will be circulated prior to the meeting.)

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Draft Calendar of Meetings 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 338 KB

To agree the Calendar of Meetings for May 2022 to end March 2023.


Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To consider three requests for amendments to the Capital Programme.

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The Licensing Act 2003 - Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider adoption of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy following a review having been completed in accordance with the statutory timetable contained within the Licensing Act 2003.

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Corporate Trusteeship Board pdf icon PDF 357 KB

To consider the establishment of a Corporate Trusteeship Board in order to provide the necessary governance in the Council’s management of property matters related to lands it holds on trust.


Annual Review of the Call-In and Urgency Provisions 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 363 KB

To consider the findings of the 2021-22 annual review of the Constitution’s call-in and urgency provisions.

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Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To receive the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Annual Report which summarises the work and achievements of the Committee during 2021/22.

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Chair of the Audit Committee's Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To receive the Chair of the Audit Committee’s Annual Report which summarises the activities of the Committee during 2021/22.

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Annual Report of Standards Committee 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To receive the Standards Committee’s Annual Report for 2021-2022.

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Annual Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Further to EX/015 (2006/07), to receive annual reports from Council representatives on outside bodies.

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Representation on Outside Bodies 2022/23

Further to EX/017 (2006/07), to make appointments to, or appoint representatives on the serve on, the following outside bodies to the end of March 2023:-


·        Cumbria Police and Crime Panel (previously Cllr Pete McSweeney)


·        Local Government Association General Assembly (Leader of the Council plus one Member (previously Cllr Andrew Jarvis))


·        North West Local Authorities Employers’ Organisation (one Member (previously Cllr Rachel Hogg) and one Substitute (previously Cllr  Phillip Dixon))


·        Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Management Board (one Member (previously Cllr Robin Ashcroft))


Please note that the following terms of appointment have not yet expired:-


·        Lake District National Park Authority (Cllr Vicky Hughes and Cllr Ian Wharton)


·        Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Cllr Ian Mitchell)


Minutes of Meetings

To receive Chairmen’s comments (if any notified) in respect of the minutes of the Committee meetings held between 22 November 2021 and 28 January 2022.


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.


Toast by Chairman

The Chairman will toast, all present then standing:-


(1) by name, the former district authorities now incorporated in South Lakeland, namely:-


-        Kendal Borough Council;

-        Grange Urban District Council;

-        Lakes Urban District Council;

-        North Lonsdale Rural District Council;

-        Sedbergh Rural District Council;

-        South Westmorland Rural District Council;

-        Ulverston Urban District Council; and

-        Windermere Urban District Council; and


(2)        the honourable memory of the County of Westmorland.


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.