Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Tuesday, 9th November, 2021 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

1.

Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor welcomed all attendees to the meeting and outline the emergency evacuation procedure.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were heard from Councillors Bradshaw, Godwin and Jackson.

3.

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:

None received.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 489 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on the 7th September 2021 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

5.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor outlined the arrangements for the Remembrance Sunday ceremony and parade and introduced a minutes silence. 

6.

Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 590 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 8th November 2021.

 

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

Number of signatures

CP01

Cllr Hartley

Keep Baltic Wharf in the Harbourside : Halt all plans

416

CP02

Cllr Weston

Sort out parking problem in BS10 7DN/ Parking on Passage Road

30

 

7.

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Public forum items from members of the public who live or work in Bristol 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 statementsmust be received two working days prior to the meeting - by 12 noon on Friday 5th November 2021 at latest. One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

b.      Public questions: Written public questions must be received three clear working days prior to the meeting - by 5pm on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 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.

c.       Members of the public who wish to present their public forum in person during the meeting are asked to register their intent to attend by midday on Friday 5th November 2021. This would help plan for covid secure measures within the meeting room and Council building.

 

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

 

Please note that members of the press and public may be asked to watch the meeting on a screen in another room due to the maximum capacity of the venue. Those who registered their intention to attend for public forum will be prioritised for the meeting room public gallery.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public Petitions:

There was one petition received which was presented and then referred to the mayor for his consideration and response.

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PP01

Hannah Summers

Horfield Lack of Secondary School Provision

 

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

Lisa Hodges

Parking Meter at Blaise Castle

PS02

Julie Gunn

Parking Charges Snuff Mills/Blaise Castle

PS03

Mary Ferguson

Parking Charges

PS04

Georgie Barlow

Parking Charges

PS05

Demi White

Objections to Blaise Castle Parking Fees

PS06

Pam Lock

Parking charges at Blaise Castle

PS07

Lexie Hamilton

Proposals to Green Spaces

PS08

Victoria Egan

Parking Charges Complaint

PS09

Rose Gilbert

Parking Charges Complaint

PS10

Elizabeth Robinson

Parking Charges Complaint

PS11

Abigail Lee

Parking Charges at Blaise Castle

PS12

Willow Hu

Objections to Parking Charges at Blaise Castle

PS13

Caroline Howes

New Parking Charges

PS14

Samantha Bailey-Gard

New Parking Charges

PS15

Kelly Williams

Objection to Parking Charges

PS16

Clair McGill

Objection to Parking Charges

PS17

Katie Wright

Oldbury Court Parking Charges

PS18

Caroline Derrick

Parking Charges at Snuff Mill and Blaise Castle

PS19

James Atkinson

Parking Charges on Green Spaces

PS20

Lucy Greening

Parking charges at Blaise castle

PS21

Catherine King

Objection to Introduction of Parking Charges at Parks

PS22

Stacy Cooper

Parking charges and Yellow Lines Around Oldbury Court Estate

PS23

Hashim Saleem

Objection to Parking Meters

PS24

Abid Saleem

Parking Meter

PS25

Kim Foale

Parking Meter at Blaise Castle

PS26

Marie Huskisson

Blaise Castle Parking Charges

PS27

Les Hull

Blaise Castle Parking Charges

PS28

Jayne Macleod

Blaise Castle Parking Charges

PS29

Hayley Warren

Parking in Oldbury Court

PS30

Andrew Simpson

Parking Restrictions Around Oldbury Court

PS31

withdrawn

 

PS32

Elizabeth Robinson

Objection of Parking Charges at Parks

PS33

Jen Smith

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

PS34

Suzanne Audrey

Bristol's Urban Living SPD and child-friendly development

PS35

Ryan Relf-Jones

Parking Charges at Oldbury Court Park

PS36

Alan Morris

Bristol Walking Alliance: 50 Ways to Better Walking

PS37

Hannah Summers

Lack of Secondary provision in portion of Horfield Ward.

PS38

on behalf of Bristol Sex Workers collective

 

Bristol Sex Workers Collective Statement

PS39

Barry Cash

Bristol Energy

PS40

John Tarlton

When is a replacement tree not a replacement tree

PS41

David Redgewell

Corporate City Plan

PS42

Ron Pegley

Flood Risk

 

Within the time available, statements PS33, PS36, PS38, PS40, PS41 and PS42 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

DugaldMcNaughtan

Residents Parking scheme for Ashely Street

PQ02

Salem Bennett

Plant-based food systems for schools

PQ03

David Whiley

Seagulls in the City Centre

PQ04 & PQ05

Peter Beard

Tree Inspection Report

PQ06 & PQ07

Elvira Koczur

Parking situation affecting residents along Passage Road

PQ08

Paul Wheeler

Advertising and Sponsorship Policy

PQ09 & PQ10

Philip People

Parking on Passage Road Open Space

PQ11 & PQ12

Lee Westney

Affected Parking on Passage Road

PQ13 & PQ14

Jack Beard

parking  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Petition Debate : Disabled Adult Play Parks pdf icon PDF 549 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Director – Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition ‘Disabled Adult Play Parks’.  The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Michele Morris, the petition organiser, and Carina Andrews were invited by the Lord Mayor to present the objectives of the petition.

 

The Full Council debated the petition.

 

Following the debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That the petition and the comments from the debate be noted and referred to the Mayor for response.

9.

Mayoral Commission Update : Disability Equality Commission pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council received a report on the establishment of the Disability Equality Commission.

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

That the report of the Disability Equality Commission be noted.

10.

Mayoral Commission Update : Bristol Women's Commission pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

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

 

11.

Mayoral Commission Update : Bristol Race Commission pdf icon PDF 645 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council received a progress report of the work of the Bristol Commission on Racial Equality.

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

That the report of the Bristol Commission on Racial Equality be noted.

 

12.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 717 KB

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 introduced the report. 

 

Following debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2020/21 be noted.

13.

Constitutional Update : Appointment of Members to Committees and Chairing Arrangements pdf icon PDF 520 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which proposed updates to the constitution.

 

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

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Varney seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

1. Full Council approve the appointment of Councillor Pearce to the Licensing Committee to replace Councillor King.

2. Councillor Tony Dyer be appointed as Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

14.

Motions pdf icon PDF 792 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.

 

MOTIONS RECEIVED FOR FULL COUNCIL

 

MOTION 1 - A Workplace Parking Levy for Bristol

 

Full Council notes

1.      A Workplace Parking Levy (also referred to as Corporate Parking Levy) is a licensing scheme for active workplace car parking places. They vary in detail and can include various concessions (e.g. blue badge holders; smaller businesses; NHS facilities). These schemes reduce driving into the city centre and provide funds that can be reinvested in transport alternatives or improvements.

2.      That the proposal for a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) was initially discussed in Bristol ten years ago and we have fallen behind other cities in its implementation.

3.      A scoping study produced for Bristol Council in 2011 estimated that a citywide workplace Parking Levy (with small businesses exempted) could generate a net revenue of around £11 million per year.

4.      Following a budget amendment made by the Green Party in 2020, an appraisal report is now being developed. We further note that as it has yet to be published, it is unclear as to the detail of implementation. We understand that the report’s findings are generally in favour of WPL.

5.      The growing national base of evidence for WPL. Most notable is Nottingham which has been running its scheme since 2011 and now raises £9 million a year with a circa £400 WPL with minimal running costs

6.      Support for exploring a WPL was noted in the Bristol Transport Strategy adopted in 2019.

7.      There are several, evidenced benefits of WPLs, including:

·         Reduction in congestion and associated air quality improvements;

·         Investment in public and active transport;

·         Freeing up land - unlike a congestion charge, the WPL has an evidenced bonus effect of making more land available for other uses, such as green space or new residential buildings.

·         That any levy is easy to administer, keeping transactional costs to a minimum  

·         They encourage private sector involvement and investment in the city 

·         There is unlikely to be any additional pressure on on-street parking as the levy is on the space not the vehicle 

8.      Councillors will need to see the detail, but it is anticipated that the coming report will add to the positive national evidence base for the policy.

 

Full Council resolves to call on the administration to:

1.      Share and make the appraisal report on WPL public when it is complete

2.      Formally commit to a WPL scheme for Bristol (pending the report’s findings)

3.      To publish a timetabled delivery plan for a WPL scheme with the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following a short adjournment, it was then 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 and beyond the 2.5 hours total time for the meeting.  Following a vote it was agreed to proceed with the item to hear the first ‘golden’ motion.

Golden Motion: A Workplace Parking Levy for Bristol

 

Councillor Wilcox moved the following motion:

 

Full Council notes

1.      A Workplace Parking Levy (also referred to as Corporate Parking Levy) is a licensing scheme for active workplace car parking places. They vary in detail and can include various concessions (e.g. blue badge holders; smaller businesses; NHS facilities). These schemes reduce driving into the city centre and provide funds that can be reinvested in transport alternatives or improvements.

2.      That the proposal for a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) was initially discussed in Bristol ten years ago and we have fallen behind other cities in its implementation.

3.      A scoping study produced for Bristol Council in 2011 estimated that a citywide workplace Parking Levy (with small businesses exempted) could generate a net revenue of around £11 million per year.

4.      Following a budget amendment made by the Green Party in 2020, an appraisal report is now being developed. We further note that as it has yet to be published, it is unclear as to the detail of implementation. We understand that the report’s findings are generally in favour of WPL.

5.      The growing national base of evidence for WPL. Most notable is Nottingham which has been running its scheme since 2011 and now raises £9 million a year with a circa £400 WPL with minimal running costs

6.      Support for exploring a WPL was noted in the Bristol Transport Strategy adopted in 2019.

7.      There are several, evidenced benefits of WPLs, including:

·         Reduction in congestion and associated air quality improvements;

·         Investment in public and active transport;

·         Freeing up land - unlike a congestion charge, the WPL has an evidenced bonus effect of making more land available for other uses, such as green space or new residential buildings.

·         That any levy is easy to administer, keeping transactional costs to a minimum  

·         They encourage private sector involvement and investment in the city 

·         There is unlikely to be any additional pressure on on-street parking as the levy is on the space not the vehicle 

8.      Councillors will need to see the detail, but it is anticipated that the coming report will add to the positive national evidence base for the policy.

 

Full Council resolves to call on the administration to:

1.      Share and make the appraisal report on WPL public when it is complete

2.      Formally commit to a WPL scheme for Bristol (pending the report’s findings)

3.      To publish a timetabled delivery plan for a WPL scheme with the aim of going out to consultation by April 2022 with full implementation within two years of that date (compatible with the Local Transport Act 2000)

4.      Approach  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Golden Motion : Labour Amendment to the Motion Motion Carried
Golden Motion : Lib Dem Amendment to the Motion Motion Rejected
Final Substantive Vote : Golden Motion Motion Carried
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