Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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45.

Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

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

46.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors English and Jones.

47.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 223 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 8th September 2020 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

48.

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 Clive Stevens declared the disclosable pecuniary interest that he had written a book of his experiences in local government.   He did not intend to withdraw for any item.

49.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

On the day before Armistice Day Full Council fell silent for two minutes as a mark of respect.

50.

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions)

Minutes:

There were no public petitions.

 

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

Clare O’Neill

Rastafari Culture Center St Pauls

PS02

Clare FT

Safe Routes to School

PS03

Sophie Nioche

committed action plan on pesticides

PS04

Becky Russell

Cranbrook Road Safe Walking Route

PS05

Charlotte Surrey

Cranbrook Road crossing – urgently needed

PS06

Mark Woolhouse

BS3 parking issues

PS07

Lucy Sloss

Newbridge Road – Speeding Issues

PS08

Ken Borg

Newbridge Road – Speeding Issues

PS09

Keith Young

Newbridge Road – Speeding Issues

PS10

Julian Brenard

Covid Test Centre – Whiteladies Road

PS11

Nicholas Coombes

Digital Residents Parking Permits

PS12

Caroline Darts

Swimming Provision across Bristol Pools

PS13

Rob Dixon

Bonnington Walk Open Space

PS14

Friends of Jubilee Pool

Re-opening of Jubilee Pool

PS15

Christine Townsend

Traffic, Pollution and Road Safety Concerns – Myrtle Street

PS16

Jo Franks

Jubilee Pool

PS17

Amy Walsh

Bonnington Walk Open Space

 

PS02, PS03, PS10 and PS13 were presented by individuals present at the meeting.

 

Public Questions:

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

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PQ01 & PQ02

Val Hennessy of International House Bristol

Language Schools

PQ03

Matt Gibbs

Support for Market & Social Research Sector in Bristol

PQ04

Matt Gibbs

Methodological interpretation of recent publicly funded surveys in Bristol

PQ05

Julie Milton

Say No to the Mow

PQ06

Gary Luton

Most deprived areas in Bristol

PQ07

Clare FT

Safe Routes to School

PQ08

Sophie Nioche

committed action plan on pesticides

PQ09

Lee Starr-Elliott

Free School Meals

PQ10 & PQ11

Amy Gibbs

Emergency Vehicle Access in BS3

PQ12 & PQ13

Ellie Bowie

BS3 resident’s concerns re parking

PQ14 & PQ15

John Bowie

BS3 resident’s concerns re parking

PQ16 & PQ17

Becky Russell

Cranbrook Road Safe Walking Route

PQ18

Charlotte Surrey

Cranbrook Road crossing – urgently needed

PQ19

Jonathan Hucker

Bristol Bridge

PQ20

Barry Cash

Euro 6 ULEV standard

PQ21

Withdrawn

 

PQ22 & PQ23

Shona Jemphrey

Free School Meals

PQ24 & PQ25

Iulia Manolescu

Bonnington Walk Open space

PQ26 & PQ27

Chris Cavey

Bonnington Walk Development

PQ28

Suzanne Audrey

Jubilee Pool

PQ29

Gita Judah

Bonnington Walk Development

PQ30 & PQ31

Ed Plowden

Clean Air Zones Boundaries

PQ32

Esme Roslin

Bonnington Walk

PQ33 & PQ34

Axle

Bonnington Walk development

PQ35 & PQ36

Thomas Hathway

#BangOutOfOrder Campaign

PQ37

Tim Wye

Planning Appeal Bristol Airport

PQ38 & PQ39

Rob Dixon

Bonnington Walk Open Space

PQ40 & PQ41

Claire Mitchell

Bonnington Walk

 

Within the time available, the Mayor responded verbally to questions PQ01, PQ02, PQ03, PQ04, PQ05 and PQ06.

51.

Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 201 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 9th November 2020.

 

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

Number of signatures

CP01

Councillor Gary Hopkins

Jubilee Pool

1369

 

52.

Information Item: Mayoral Commission Update - Report from Bristol Commission on Race Equality (CoRE) pdf icon PDF 556 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council received a progress report of the work of the Bristol Women’s Commission 2019-20.

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

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

 

53.

Information item: Mayoral Commission Update - Report of Bristol Women's Commission pdf icon PDF 427 KB

Additional documents:

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 of the Bristol Commission on Race Equality be noted.

 

 

54.

Medium Term Financial Plan and Capital Strategy pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the report which proposed the Medium Term Financial Plan and Capital Strategy.

 

Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Councillor Don Alexander seconded the report.

 

Following debate it was:

 

NOTED

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

2.      The Strategic planning approach

 

APPROVED: (44 members voting in favour, 0 against with 21 abstentions)

3.      Medium Term Financial Plan for the period 2021/22 to 2025/26

4.      Capital Strategy for the period 2021/22 to 2025/26

55.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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.

 

Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Councillor Breckels seconded the report.

 

Following debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2019/20 be noted.

56.

Constitution Update: Members Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the Members Allowances Scheme.

 

The Lord Mayor moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Johnson seconded the report.

 

Following debate the recommendations were CARRIED (with 44 Members voting for, 14 against with 8 abstentions) and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

Full Council adopted the Members’ Allowances Scheme

57.

Constitution Update: The Allocation of Committee Seats and Appointment of Members to Serve on Committees pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the proposed allocation of committee seats as set out in the report including revisions to the membership of the Licensing Committee.

 

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

 

Councillor Johnson seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

Full Council approved:

1.      The allocation of committee seats as set out within the report

2.      The membership of the Licensing Committee

58.

Motions

MOTIONS RECEIVED FOR FULL COUNCIL – 10 NOVEMBER 2020

 

Important 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.

 

 

Golden Motion - PROTECTING JOBS AND PUBLIC SERVICES

 

Full Council notes:

1.      With deep concern, the recession already being experienced by many businesses, workers, and families here in Bristol – and exacerbated by the lack of sector specific support from Government.

2.      Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Alliance for Full Employment, launched with Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees; the First Minister of Wales; Metro Mayors from Greater Manchester, London, Liverpool City Region, Sheffield City Region, and the North of Tyne; several major trade unions including CWU, Unite, UNISON, and TSSA; and backed by Labour councillors in Bristol and around the UK.

3.      UNISON’s campaign for Ministers to properly fund local councils to keep communities safe and help rebuild the country after the pandemic.

 

Full Council believes:

1.      The Chancellor’s long-overdue, last-minute statement on 22 October has left gaping holes in Britain’s social security net, with support for workers, businesses, and the self-employed still falling short of what is needed to protect jobs; this situation would be worsened still if the Government decides, as is rumoured, to freeze the minimum wage.

2.      The Alliance for Full Employment is right to call for a UK Regional Growth Fund to increase equity for small businesses; a fair furlough scheme to protect jobs; investment to rescue our high streets; a Youth Jobs Guarantee by extending Kickstart to provide direct support to hire 16-24 year olds; investment to ensure a fair transition and Green New Deal; increased payments to support people quarantining; and a permanent fiscal focus to take unemployment as seriously as inflation.  

3.      Keyworkers and all council staff have continued to go above and beyond throughout the pandemic but national Government has failed to keep its promise to do “whatever it takes” to support local councils, with a funding gap of some £10 billion across local government estimated in 2020/21.

 

Full Council resolves:

  1. To support the Mayor in standing up for Bristol by writing to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to endorse the plan put forward by the Alliance for Full Employment.
  2. To ask the Mayor to continue standing up for Bristol and calling for fair funding by working with UNISON’s latest campaign to protect frontline services.

 

 

Silver Motion

2. Use of Experimental Traffic Orders

 

“This Council is concerned that radical changes to the city’s road network have been introduced with no prior warning to those most affected by these moves namely, centrally based businesses, traders and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 58.

Minutes:

Following a short adjournment, it was moved by the Lord Mayor that standing order CPR2.1(xi) be suspended to allow the meeting to go past the 30 minutes time limit for motions.  There were two votes during the item and it was agreed to proceed up until a 50 minute limit.

Motion 1 – PROTECTING JOBS AND PUBLIC SERVICES

 

Councillor Godwin moved the following motion:

 

Full Council notes:

1.      With deep concern, the recession already being experienced by many businesses, workers, and families here in Bristol – and exacerbated by the lack of sector specific support from Government.

2.      Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Alliance for Full Employment, launched with Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees; the First Minister of Wales; Metro Mayors from Greater Manchester, London, Liverpool City Region, Sheffield City Region, and the North of Tyne; several major trade unions including CWU, Unite, UNISON, and TSSA; and backed by Labour councillors in Bristol and around the UK.

3.      UNISON’s campaign for Ministers to properly fund local councils to keep communities safe and help rebuild the country after the pandemic.

 

Full Council believes:

1.      The Chancellor’s long-overdue, last-minute statement on 22 October has left gaping holes in Britain’s social security net, with support for workers, businesses, and the self-employed still falling short of what is needed to protect jobs; this situation would be worsened still if the Government decides, as is rumoured, to freeze the minimum wage.

2.      The Alliance for Full Employment is right to call for a UK Regional Growth Fund to increase equity for small businesses; a fair furlough scheme to protect jobs; investment to rescue our high streets; a Youth Jobs Guarantee by extending Kickstart to provide direct support to hire 16-24 year olds; investment to ensure a fair transition and Green New Deal; increased payments to support people quarantining; and a permanent fiscal focus to take unemployment as seriously as inflation.  

3.      Keyworkers and all council staff have continued to go above and beyond throughout the pandemic but national Government has failed to keep its promise to do “whatever it takes” to support local councils, with a funding gap of some £10 billion across local government estimated in 2020/21.

 

Full Council resolves:

  1. To support the Mayor in standing up for Bristol by writing to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to endorse the plan put forward by the Alliance for Full Employment.
  2. To ask the Mayor to continue standing up for Bristol and calling for fair funding by working with UNISON’s latest campaign to protect frontline services.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Johnson.

 

Following a debate, the Lord Mayor invited Councillor Godwin, as mover of the original motion to respond.

 

Following final remarks, upon being put to the vote, the original motion was CARRIED (53 voting for, 13 against) and it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

Full Council notes:

1.      With deep concern, the recession already being experienced by many businesses, workers, and families here in Bristol – and exacerbated by the lack of sector specific support from Government.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.