Full Council
Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

Link: Watch Webcast Live

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Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 97 KB


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 190 KB

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


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.



Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor


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


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 18th March 2019 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 13 March 2019 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.



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 18 March 2019.



Pay Policy Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Additional documents:


Making of Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development Plan pdf icon PDF 599 KB


Report of change to Licensing Committee membership/chair pdf icon PDF 138 KB


Motions pdf icon PDF 74 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.





1.                   BUS FRANCHISING FOR BRISTOL




Motion to be moved by: Cllr Hopkins, Knowle Ward, Liberal Democrats

Date of submission: 7th March 2019


Council notes:

1.        The distrust and disappointment among residents of Bristol with their bus services.

2.        That large numbers of Bristol residents find themselves unable to access work opportunities due to the lacklustre service or find fares taking up a disproportionate amount of their income.

3.        That Bristol City Council has no direct control over the routes, timetables or vehicles that bus operators use in the city, but must use its influence to help address these problems.

4.        That in recent years congestion has worsened, increasing air pollution within the city leading to estimates of hundreds of deaths every year.

5.        That First Bus currently operates an effective monopoly in Bristol which has led to disdain for the people who pay their fares.

6.        That due to ill-advised past slashing of the railway network we are overwhelmingly reliant on our bus services as the main means of public transport.

7.        That London currently operates a successful bus franchising scheme, with Cambridge and Greater Manchester and others currently developing schemes for the future.

8.        That in the Bus Services Act 2017, bus franchising powers were devolved to the mayors of combined authorities.


Council believes:

1.        That to address all of the above problems there needs to be a fundamental change with buses in Bristol to a system that recognises public transport as a vital service.

2.        That a franchising model would allow greater competition within our public transport, making new operators available for local services.


Council resolves:

1.        To request the Mayor to use his position on the West of England Combined Authority Committee to push for the establishment of a bus franchising system in Bristol, to gain control on behalf of the citizens of Bristol of routes, timetables, fares and emissions.

2.        That under a franchising system, all buses operating within the city should run on ultra-low-emission or zero-emission fuels within five years.





Motion to be moved by: Cllr Martin Fodor, Redland Ward, Green Group

Date of Submission: 7th March 2019


This council notes:

1.              In 2015 the Full Council resolved that the Avon Pension Fund (APF) should consider divestment from fossil fuels and diversification into clean technologies like renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage;  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

Additional documents:


Senior Executive Remuneration Review - Audit for the year ended 31st March 2018 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Please note that the following public forum deadlines apply to this item:


a. Public and Councillor statements: Written statements must be received by12 noon on Monday 18th March 2019.  One written statement per member of the public or Councillor is permitted.


b. Public and Councillor questions: Written questions must be received by12 midday on Friday 15 March 2019.

A maximum of 2 questions per person is permitted.

Questions should be addressed to the Mayor or relevant Cabinet Member.

Additional documents: