Full Council - Tuesday, 18th October, 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Oliver Harrison 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

No. Item


Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 104 KB


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 563 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.


Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor


Public Petitions, Statements and Questions pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Public forum items can be about any matter the Council is responsible for or which directly affects the city. Submissions will be treated in order of receipt and as many people shall be called upon as is possible within the time allowed within the meeting (normally 30 minutes).


Further rules can be found within our Council Procedure Rules within the Constitution.


Please note that the following deadlines apply to this meeting:


a. Public petitions and statements: Petitions and written statements must be received by 12 noon on Friday 14 October 2022 at latest. One written statement per member of the public is permitted.


b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received by 5pm on

Wednesday 12 October 2022 at latest. A maximum of 2 questions per member of the public is permitted. Questions should be addressed to the Mayor or relevant Cabinet Member.


Public forum items should be e-mailed to


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Petitions Notified by Councillors

Please note: Up to 10 minutes is allowed for this item.


Petitions notified by Councillors can be about any matter the Council is responsible for or which directly affects the city.  The deadline for the notification of petitions to this meeting is 12 noon on Monday 17 October 2022.



Petition Debate - Enable group to address sewage pollution in the Avon pdf icon PDF 155 KB



That Full Council debates the petition and refers it to the Mayor / relevant Cabinet member for a formal response.


Petition Debate - Road Usage for Hospitality pdf icon PDF 171 KB



That Full Council debates the petition and refers it to the Mayor / relevant Cabinet member for a formal response.


Corporate Parenting Panel Annual Report pdf icon PDF 197 KB



That Council note the progress summarised in this annual report, on the delivery of Bristol’s Corporate Parenting Strategy overseen by the Corporate Parenting Panel.

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Appointment of Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 182 KB


That Stephen Peacock be appointed to the role of Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service with effect from 21 October 2022 until 30 June 2024.


Medium Term Financial Plan and Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 188 KB


To note

1.         The economic outlook and projections within the 5-year MTFP

2.         The Strategic planning approach

To approve

3.         Medium Term Financial Plan for the period 2023/24 to 2027/28 

4.         The Reserve Policy

5.         Capital Strategy for the period 2023/24 to 2032/33

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Motions pdf icon PDF 168 KB


Under the Council’s constitution, 30 minutes are available for the consideration of motions. In practice, this realistically means that there is usually only time for one, or possibly two motions to be considered.


With the agreement of the Lord Mayor, motion 1 below will be considered at this meeting, and motion 2 is likely to be considered, subject to time.


Details of other motions submitted, (which, due to time constraints, are very unlikely to be considered at this meeting) are also set out for information.




Golden Motion (Conservative)




“This Council remains extremely disturbed over the confirmed actions of local government officers being engaged in the compiling or collating of social media posts belonging to private individuals.


These controversial retrievals, involving the cross-referencing of tweets, photos and Facebook entries made by two prominent SEND campaigners and leading members of the Bristol Parent Carer Forum (BPCF) was profoundly ill-conceived.


The selective monitoring of those who have been ‘rightly’ critical of the Authority’s SEND provision was also, arguably, contrary to the spirit of family law and associated statutory guidelines designed to foster confidence and promote the ‘co-production, collaboration and partnership working’ with those families who rely on these services. 


Council believes that such data harvesting by officialdom is not an appropriate use of limited resources, has caused serious reputational damage and harmed particularly sensitive community relations.  Moreover, Council is unhappy with this matter being concluded via an internal investigation i.e. effectively the bureaucracy marking its own homework.


In the interests of true transparency, the Mayor is called upon to agree to hold a genuinely independent inquiry, conducted by the LGA or similar appropriate body into all the facts, faults and failings surrounding this incident.  The findings of that external body, together with any recommendations of best practice, must then be brought back to Full Council to determine the best way forward towards rebuilding recklessly broken relationships.”


Golden Motion to be moved by Councillor Geoff Gollop (Conservative)


Received 5 October 2022




Silver Motion (Knowle Community Party)


Improved Communication for Ward Councillors


This council notes the result of the governance referendum. It also notes that over recent years more decisions, which sometimes have major local consequences, are being taken by the central administration or council officers without reference to local ward councillors.


This council calls for improved communication to ward councillors and the adoption of a default position that they should at least be informed and hopefully meaningfully consulted before action is taken that will affect their ward.


This will lead to better informed and more accepted decisions being made.


Proposed by Councillor Gary Hopkins (Knowle Community Party)


Received 21 September 


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