Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 6.00 pm

Contact: Ian Hird 

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Items
No. Item

209.

Welcome and safety information pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Please note: if the alarm sounds during the meeting, everyone should

please exit the building via the way they came in, via the main entrance

lobby area, and then the front ramp. Please then assemble on the paved

area between the side entrance of the cathedral and the roundabout at

the Deanery Road end of the building.

 

If the front entrance cannot be used, alternative exits are available via

staircases 2 and 3 to the left and right of the Council Chamber. These exit

to the rear of the building. The lifts are not to be used. Then please make

your way to the assembly point at the front of the building. Please do

not return to the building until instructed to do so by the fire warden(s).

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor welcomed all attendees to the meeting and made a safety announcement in relation to the fire/emergency evacuation procedure.

 

 

 

210.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M Davies, Eddy, Hance,  Hopkins, Khan and Weston.

211.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20February 2018 as a correct record.

Minutes:

On the motion of the Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Lovell, it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council meeting held on 20 February 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

212.

Declarations of interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Mayor and 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 declaration of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

Minutes:

None.

213.

Lord Mayor's business

Minutes:

None.

214.

Public Forum (public petitions, statements and questions)

Please note: Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item. Public forum items

should be e-mailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

Public forum items can be about any matter the Council is responsible for

or which directly affects the city.

 

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 Monday 19 March 2018 at latest.

One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

 

b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received by

5.00 pm on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at latest. A maximum of 2

questions per member of the public is permitted.

Minutes:

Public petitions:

 

The Full Council received and noted the following petition:

 

PP 01 – Graham Donald – Bristol taxpayers’ money

 

Public statements:

 

The Full Council received and noted the following statements (which were also referred to the Mayor for his consideration/information):

 

PS 01 - Greg Cooper – Impact of RPZ on Redland                            

PS 02 - Oliver Fortune – Generations Unite                          

PS 03 - Peter Newbury – Bristol Arena                      

PS 04 - Tom Corbett – Bristol Arena             

PS 05 - Jason Evans – Bristol Arena

PS 06 - Stafford Lightman – Bristol Arena                 

PS 07 - Katherine Martin – Bristol Arena                                                      

PS 08 - Ian Collinson – Bristol Arena 

PS 09 - Ian Mundy – Bristol Arena

PS 10 - Chris Badley – Bristol Arena                          

PS 11 - Susan Caporn – Bristol Arena                        

PS 12 - Frances Lyle – Bristol Arena                          

PS 13 - Jake Appletree – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 14 - Elizabeth Prins – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 15 - Lawrence Coppleston – Bristol Arena

PS 16 - Martyn and Gillian Jones – Bristol Arena                              

PS 17 - Martin Harvey – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 18 - Joanna Dempster – Bristol Arena                              

PS 19 - Martin Pearce – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 20 - Dave Cooley – Bristol Arena                          

PS 21 - Paul Wheeler – Bristol Arena                        

PS 22 - Barry Norris – Bristol Arena                          

PS 23 - Nicola Richardson – Bristol Arena                                         

PS 24 - Patricia Ferguson – Inter-Library Loans Service                               

PS 25 - Adam Wells – Bristol Arena                          

PS 26 - David Redgewell – Bristol Arena                               

PS 27 - Sarah Mowl – Bristol Arena                          

PS 28 - Carla Banks – Bristol Arena                           

PS 29 - Peter Cullimore – Bristol Arena                                

PS 30 - Angela Essex – Bristol Arena                         

PS 31 - Tim Clark – Bristol Arena                                          

PS 32 - Jan Packer – Bristol Arena                             

PS 33 - Judith Wood – Bristol Arena                          

PS 34 - Colin Morgan – Bristol Arena                        

PS 35 - Lorraine Fairbanks – Bristol Arena                            

PS 36 - Matthew Sands – Bristol Arena                                 

PS 37 - David Swain – Bristol Arena                          

PS 38 - Simon Field – Bristol Arena                           

PS 39 - Alistair Jackson – Bristol Arena                                 

PS 40 - Abi Dennehy – Bristol Arena                         

PS 41 - Pauline Markovits – Bristol Arena                             

PS 42 - Elizabeth Bevan Stewart – Bristol Arena                               

PS 43 - Kathleen Norris – Bristol Arena                                 

PS 44 - Rachel Malson – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 45 - Rob Bryher – Bristol Arena                            

PS 46 - Joy Huntington – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 47 - Mike Frost – Bristol Arena                             

PS 48 - Annie Medhurst – Bristol Arena                                

PS 49 - Neil Sellers – Bristol Arena                            

PS 50 - Matt Johnstone – Road junction where Stapleton Rd and Lawfords Gate merge into Trinity Rd in St Philips

PS 51 - Andrea Argent – Inter-Library Loans Service                                    

PS 52 - Julie Boston – Bristol Arena                           

PS 53 - Miles Bullough – Bristol Arena                                  

PS 54 - Basile Vigneron – Inter-Library Loans Service                                  

PS 55 - Sandy Hore  ...  view the full minutes text for item 214.

215.

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 19 March 2018 at latest.

Minutes:

None.

216.

Petition debate - "Save Fay's St Andrews Park tea garden / cafe" pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director – Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “Save Fay’s – St Andrews Park Tea Garden/Café”.  The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

At the invitation of the Lord Mayor, Fay Aldridge was invited to present the objectives of the petition on behalf of the petition organiser, Simon Davis.

 

The Full Council then debated the petition.

 

Following the debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

That the petition be noted and referred to the Mayor / Deputy Mayor for Communities for consideration and response.

217.

Petition debate - "Keep our parks advertising free" pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “Keep Our Parks Advertising Free.” The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

It was noted that Robbie Gillett and Nicola Round were the petition organisers. Nicola Round was invited by the Lord Mayor to present the objectives of the petition.

 

The Full Council then debated the petition.

 

Following the debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

That the petition be noted and referred to the Mayor / Deputy Mayor for Communities for consideration and response.

 

218.

Petition debate - "Build Bristol Arena at Temple Meads not at Filton" pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “Build Bristol Arena at Temple Meads not at Filton.” The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

At the invitation of the Lord Mayor, Heather Mack presented the objectives of the petition on behalf of the petition organiser, David Wilcox.

 

The Full Council then debated the petition.

                                                                                                            

Following the debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

That the petition be noted and referred to the Mayor for consideration and response.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT – At this point, the Lord Mayor advised that the Full Council meeting would adjourn for a 15 minute refreshment break.

219.

Information Item - Update report from Youth Mayors/Youth Council pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The Full Council received a progress report from the Youth Mayors and representatives of the Youth Council.

 

RESOLVED –

That the progress report from the Youth Mayors and Youth Council be noted.

 

 

 

 

220.

Creating 6 area committees for local CIL decisions pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report proposing the creation of 6 area committees for local CIL decisions.

 

Councillor Craig, Cabinet member for Communities moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Jackson seconded the report.

 

Following debate, upon being put to the vote, it was

 

RESOLVED (34 members voting in favour, 20 against with 8 abstentions):

 

That approval be given to the proposed changes to the constitution to disband neighbourhood committees as part of neighbourhood partnerships and create 6 area committees (including the terms of reference set out in Appendix 1 of the report) to which decision making powers will be devolved by the Mayor, as the final step in implementing the 4 December 2017 Cabinet decision relating to transforming neighbourhood working.

 

 

221.

Motions pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Note:

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.

 

 

MOTION 1 - BUILD BRISTOL ARENA AT TEMPLE MEADS NOT FILTON

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Stephen Clarke, Green, Southville ward

 

Full Council notes that:

·         The Mayor has stated on numerous occasions that he is determined to construct an arena in Bristol.

·         More recently it has become clear that he is apparently undecided where that arena should be located despite the many millions of pounds spent on preparatory work at Temple Quarter (Arena Island) behind Temple Meads.

·         Cardiff has currently granted planning permission for a second arena in that city.

 

Full Council believes (on the basis of information currently in the public domain) that if there is to be an arena it should be built at Arena Island because:

1.      It is in a central position allowing many locals to walk, cycle, or take public transport to the venue. In particular, it is located next door to Bristol Temple Meads train station, bus routes from all over the city and a new MetroBus stop. This would mitigate pollution and congestion. With the availability of many multi-storey car parks in the vicinity, and the growing availability of Park and Ride sites with direct access to Temple Meads, car access will be perfectly possible.

2.      Historically South Bristol is under-served by access to facilities, work and opportunities which are mainly located in North Bristol. The Arena Island would enable fairer access from across the city.

3.      The building of an arena on Arena Island will create jobs and opportunities in some of our key inner city areas that will be within walking distance of the new arena.

4.      So much money has already been spent on the site; for example many millions have been spent to purchase and clear the site and in preparing the infrastructure.

5.      The arena would be owned by Bristol City Council and profits could be put back into funding local services.

6.      An arena building in the city centre would become an iconic emblem adding to the city's reputation, feeding the city-scape and helping to bring more international recognition to our great city; a site next to South Glos would not have that same setting or impact.

 

Full Council also believes (on the basis of information currently in the public domain) that it doesn't make sense for YTL to build the Arena at Brabazon Hangar in Filton because:

1.      As the Chairman of YTL said on 9 March 2018,”Without the transport infrastructure [requiring public investment of over £100million] The  ...  view the full agenda text for item 221.

Minutes:

Motion 1: Build Bristol Arena at Temple Meads not Filton

 

Councillor S Clarke moved the following motion:

 

“Full Council notes that:

 

         The Mayor has stated on numerous occasions that he is determined to construct an arena in Bristol.

         More recently it has become clear that he is apparently undecided where that arena should be located despite the many millions of pounds spent on preparatory work at Temple Quarter (Arena Island) behind Temple Meads.

         Cardiff has currently granted planning permission for a second arena in that city.

 

Full Council believes (on the basis of information currently in the public domain) that if there is to be an arena it should be built at Arena Island because:

1. It is in a central position allowing many locals to walk, cycle, or take public transport to the venue. In particular, it is located next door to Bristol Temple Meads train station, bus routes from all over the city and a new MetroBus stop. This would mitigate pollution and congestion. With the availability of many multi- storey car parks in the vicinity, and the growing availability of Park and Ride sites with direct access to Temple Meads, car access will be perfectly possible.

2. Historically South Bristol is under-served by access to facilities, work and opportunities which are mainly located in North Bristol. The Arena Island would enable fairer access from across the city.

3. The building of an arena on Arena Island will create jobs and opportunities in some of our key inner city areas that will be within walking distance of the new arena.

4. So much money has already been spent on the site; for example many millions have been spent to purchase and clear the site and in preparing the infrastructure.

5. The arena would be owned by Bristol City Council and profits could be put back into funding local services.

6. An arena building in the city centre would become an iconic emblem adding to the city's reputation, feeding the city-scape and helping to bring more international recognition to our great city; a site next to South Glos would not have that same setting or impact.

 

Full Council also believes (on the basis of information currently in the public domain) that it doesn't make sense for YTL to build the Arena at Brabazon Hangar in Filton because:

1.  As the Chairman of YTL said on 9 March 2018,”Without the transport infrastructure [requiring public investment of over £100million] The Filton Arena isn’t viable”

2.  It would be almost entirely car-centric and, given the current lack of travel alternatives (which we recognise could potentially be helped by spending further large amounts of money on rail links to Filton Abbey Wood), would go against the attempts of all of the political groups in the city to create a more environmentally friendly city and reduce air pollution which is already at illegal levels.

3. Roads across the city would be gridlocked with thousands of people attempting to cross the city  ...  view the full minutes text for item 221.