Full Council - Tuesday, 14th November, 2023 5.30 pm, CANCELLED

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

Contact: Oliver Harrison 

Note: Unfortunately today's Member Forum and Full Council meeting has been cancelled. Further information, including details of the rescheduled meeting, will be made available in due course. 

No. Item


Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 103 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 183 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 786 KB

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 10 November 2023 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 8 November 2023 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

Additional documents:


Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 230 KB

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 13 November 2023.


Just Transition Declaration pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Recommendation: That Full Council endorse the Just Transition Declaration, as laid out in Appendix A.

Additional documents:


Mayoral Commission - Update from the Disability Equality Commission pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Recommendation: That Full Council note the update from the Disability Equality Commission.


Mayoral Commission - Update from the Bristol Women's Commission pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Recommendations: That Full Council

- Note the report.

- Ensure Bristol City Council continues to support the Bristol Women’s Commission to deliver on its programme of work.

- Continue to support the Women’s Commission.

Additional documents:


Mayoral Commission on Race Equality Update pdf icon PDF 140 KB


Treasury Management Annual Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 500 KB

Recommendation: That the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2022/23 is noted.


Annual Report of Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Decisions pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Recommendation: That Full Council note the report.

Additional documents:


Appointment of Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Recommendation: That Full Council ratify the appointment of three Independent Persons.


Committee Membership Update pdf icon PDF 139 KB



That Full Council approves the appointment of Councillor Chris Jackson and Councillor Hibaq Jama to the Licensing Committee.


That Councillor Amal Ali be appointed Chair of the Licensing Committee.


That Councillor David Wilcox be appointed Vice Chair of the Audit Committee.


Motions pdf icon PDF 136 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.






This council notes:

• Bristol’s population is set to reach 550,000 by 2050.

• The rise in population will affect more areas of the city than others. Notable examples include: Bedminster, where 7,700 homes are set to be built; Hillfields and Fishponds, where at least 1,500 homes are being built as part of the Atlas Place development; Hengrove, where the council-owned housing developer Goram Homes is building 1,400 homes; and the city centre.

• A rise in population will cause increased demand for health services in Bristol and across the West of England.

• The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Integrated Care Board (ICB), a statutory NHS organisation is responsible for developing a plan for meeting the health needs of the population, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services in the BNSSG sub-region of the Southwest.

• There is a particular shortfall in dentistry provision in Bristol, with very few dentists taking on new NHS patients.

• A 2009 needs assessment recommended both a minor injuries unit at Cossham Hospital and a community hospital at Frenchay. Neither of these facilities have yet been built.


This council believes:

• The UK’s health services have been failed by thirteen years of government austerity and spending restraint. Despite this, the NHS in Bristol is doing commendable work, but it needs increased, sustained funding to meet the needs of a growing population.

• Likewise, NHS staff in Bristol deserve our utmost thanks and appreciation. Doctors and nurses deserve a decent pay rise after thirteen years of wage restraint.

• The Government has a responsibility to ensure all healthcare services are well-funded. While the Government is responsible for funding health services, the ICB has a duty to ensure that Bristol’s population has adequate access to healthcare.

• Hospital provision in the eastern and north-eastern fringes in Bristol could be improved. Cossham and Frenchay hospitals are both likely to need additional capacity and facilities. However, the promised Minor Injuries Unit and Community Hospital facilities respectively may not now be appropriate, so a review is needed to see what other types of healthcare facility are needed to meet current population requirements.

• Additional healthcare facilities – including General Practitioners and Dentists – as well as hospital facilities, will be needed to keep up with Bristol’s growing population. Areas of high population growth such as Bedminster and Hillfields and neighbouring wards will  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.