Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

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Items
No. Item

380.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

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

381.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Bowden-Jones, Clarke, Davies, Johnson, Lake, Mead, Pearce, Radford, Threlfall, Tincknell and Windows

382.

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:

Councillor Bolton and Wright highlighted that the petition debate about Cumberland Basin road options at item 8 was about a topic which affected their wards.

383.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 250 KB

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

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on the 10 September 2019 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

384.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor informed Full Council of the recent death of Bristol City Councillor, Mike Langley on 17th October following illness.

 

Councillors Holland, Abraham, Hance, Carey, Bradley, Massey and Hickman, Alderman Woolacott and Mayor Rees addressed Full Council, paying tribute in remembrance of Councillor Langley.

 

The Full Council then observed a minute’s silence in memory of Councillor Langley.

385.

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 11 November 2019.  One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

 

b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 6 November 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.

 

Minutes:

Due to the pre-election period for the upcoming Parliamentary elections, it was moved by the Lord Mayor, seconded and agreed that standing orders CPR10.7 and 10.8 be suspended.  Therefore, no verbal response would be provided to public forum questions and written responses would be issued within 10 working days.  There would be no supplementary questions.

 

Public petitions:

There were no public petitions received.

 

Public statements:

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

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PS01

Kerry Bailes

Roads outside of schools

PS02

Tim Rippington

Transport for Brislington

PS03

Geoff Allan, Bristol Climate Action Campaign

Double Tree Cover

PS04

Andrew Varney

Workplace parking levy

PS05

Jen Smith

EHCP Funding

PS06

Fiona Evans

Cotham School's lease of playing fields at Stoke Lodge

PS07

Lee Elliott

Meeting and Committee Schedules

PS08

Mike Woollacot

Councillor Mike Langley

PS09

Graham Donald

Damage to Canford Lane

PS10

Mary Page

Feasibility Report for Cumberland Basin

PS11

Eileen Means

Food parcels at Christmas

 

All individuals were in attendance and presented their statements.

 

Public Questions:

The Full Council noted that the following questions had been submitted:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PQ01 & PQ02

Matthew Barton

5G

PQ03

Robert Logan

Bus Services to South Bristol

PQ04

Lee Elliott

Employment within Bristol

PQ05

Lee Elliott

Hengrove Park Development and Green Standards

PQ06

Barry Cash

Struggling with Council Tax bills

PQ07

Barry Cash

Mass Transit

PQ08 & PQ09

Ali Robertson

Western Harbour/ Cumberland Basin

PQ10 & PQ11

Kevin McGimpsey

Oversight and Due Diligence

PQ12

Geoff Tennant

Blacklisting

PQ13 & PQ14

Martin Rands

Western Harbour

PQ15

Nure Aabe

SEN

 

Written responses would be provided as soon as possible and within 10 working days. 

386.

Petitions Notified by Councillors

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 by Councillors is 12 noon on Monday 11 November 2019.

 

Minutes:

No Councillor petitions were received for this meeting.

387.

Petition Debate ~ Publish full feasibility report on Cumberland Basin road options pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Director – Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition ‘Publish full feasibility report on Cumberland Basin road options’. The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Suzanne Audrey, the petition organiser, 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 and the comment from the debate be noted and referred to the Mayor for consideration and response.

388.

Review of the Member Officer Protocol pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the review of the Member Officer Protocol

 

The Lord Mayor moved the report and the recommendations set out therein.

 

Councillor Lesley Alexander seconded the report.

 

Following debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

Full Council approved the revised Member Officer Protocol.

389.

For information: Work of Bristol Women's Commission 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council received a progress report of the work of the Bristol Women’s Commission 2018-19.

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

That the report from the Bristol Women’s Commission be noted.

390.

For information: Report From Bristol Commission On Race Equality (CoRE) pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council received a progress report of the work of the Bristol Commission on Race Equality (CoRE).

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

That the report from the Bristol Commission on Race Equality be noted.

 

391.

For information: Treasury Management Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 377 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which presented the annual treasury management review of activities and the actual treasury indicators in accordance with Local Government regulations.

 

Deputy Mayor Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Following debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2018/2019 be noted.

 

It was then moved by the Lord Mayor that standing order CPR9.1 be suspended to allow the meeting to go past the 2 hrs 30 minute time limit. Following a vote it was agreed to proceed until no later than 8.55pm.

 

392.

For information: Annual Report of Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Decisions pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which summarised the findings made in respect of the Council by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman in 2018/19.

 

Following date it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That the annual report of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Decision be noted.

393.

For information: Decisions Taken Under Special Urgency Provisions pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which outlined the use of special urgency provisions (APR16) in relation to decisions that were taken by Cabinet.

 

Deputy Mayor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

It was then:

 

RESOLVED:

 

Full Council noted the use of special urgency provisions (APR16) in relation to decisions that were taken by Cabinet in respect of Home Care Contract Extension.