Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 13 July 2022 6.30 p.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal

Contact: Adam Moffatt 

Items
No. Item

PART I

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 18 May 2022.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To receive announcements by the Chairman (list of engagements recently attended attached).

6.

Revenue and Capital Outturn 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To note the Council’s financial performance for 2021/22 and to approve movements to and from reserves and the carry forward of budgets to 2022/23.

Additional documents:

7.

2021/22 Annual Treasury Management Report pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider the 2021/22 Annual Treasury Management Report.

Additional documents:

8.

The Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To consider the Council’s Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy.

Additional documents:

9.

Amendment to the Council's Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 380 KB

To consider an amendment to the Council’s Code of Conduct.

Additional documents:

10.

Leader's Announcements and Cabinet Question Time, Including the Composite Report of the Cabinet (1 Hour Maximum)

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.

10a

Climate Action and Biodiversity Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 152 KB

10b

Customer and Locality Services Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 171 KB

10c

Economy, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 173 KB

10d

Finance & Assets Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 159 KB

10e

Health, Wellbeing and Poverty Alleviation Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 144 KB

10f

Housing Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 143 KB

10g

Promoting South Lakeland and Innovation Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 148 KB

11.

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.

12.

Urgent Decisions pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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 18 May 2022.

13.

Notice of Motion

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

 

“Council therefore supports Fair Game, a national campaign that seeks radical reform of the way football is managed and run, specifically its call for:

 

An Independent Regulator for the sport;

 

A refocus on ‘values’ rather than profit;

 

The establishment of a Sustainability Index, which will reallocate the payments made to clubs to reward those which are run well, respect equality standards and properly engage with their fans and their community; and

 

Fans to be given the final say on any proposed change to a club’s ‘crown jewels’, including the club’s name, nickname, colours, badge and the geographical location from where the club plays.

 

Council also notes that former Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP has published a  Government-commissioned fan –led review into football governance and that a vast majority of its findings mirror Fair Game’s aspirations.

 

Council therefore resolves to:

 

Declare its support for the Fair Game manifesto, ‘Solutions for our National Game’, and calls on other Councils to join us in our support;

 

Ask the Chief Executive to write to the Minister for Sport, our local Members of Parliament, and the Chair of the Local Government Association Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, asking them to support and work towards implementing Fair Game’s manifesto and the findings of the fan-led review led by Tracey Crouch MP; and

 

Ask the Council’s representatives to encourage other like-minded councils to support Fair Game.”

 

(signed by Councillor Jonathan Cornthwaite)

14.

Urgent Items

To consider urgent items of business, if any.

15.

Emergency Delegated Executive Decisions

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

15a

019 04/05/2022 - Council Tax Energy Rebate pdf icon PDF 688 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.