Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions
Contact: Oliver Harrison
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The Lord Mayor welcomed all attendees to the meeting and issued the safety information.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were heard from Councillors Ali, L Alexander, Cheney, Davies, Goggin, Grant, Rippington and Windows.
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.
To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.
On the motion of the Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Parsons, it was
That the minutes of the Full Council meetings held on the 12 September 2023 and 10 October 2023 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.
Lord Mayor's Business
To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor announced that nominations for Lord Mayor’s Medals were now open. These Medals recognise outstanding and innovative unpaid service and support provided to others, especially selfless service to a voluntary body or to our community, or which brings distinction and quality to Bristol life. Nominations are open until the 31st December and further details are available on the Bristol City Council Website.
The Lord Mayor also welcomed Councillor Paul Goggin back to the Council Chamber following his long term illness.
Please note that for extraordinary meetings, petitions, questions and statements will be accepted only if they relate to the business on the agenda. i.e. the Bristol Local Plan or the Medium Term Financial Plan.
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 statements must be received by 12 noon on Friday 27 October 2023 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 25 October 2023 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.
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Full Council received and noted the following statements (which were referred to the Mayor for his consideration):
Full Council noted that the following questions had been submitted:
Within the time available, the Mayor responded verbally to questions 1, 4, 5 and 6 also responding to supplementary questions.
Petitions Notified by Councillors
Please note: Up to 10 minutes is allowed for this item.
Petitions notified by Councillors for extraordinary meetings must relate to business on the agenda. The deadline for the notification of petitions to this meeting is 12 noon on Monday 30 October 2023.
Full Council considered a report on the Bristol Local Plan.
Mayor Marvin Rees moved the report and recommendations. Councillor Nicola Beech seconded the report.
Following debate, upon being put to the vote, the recommendations were APPROVED (55 For, 4 Against, 4 Abstention) and it was:
RESOLVED: Full Council considered the new Bristol Local Plan and agreed that it should be:
i). Formally published in order for representations to be made; and
ii). Submitted to the Secretary of State for examination.
The Scrutiny Finance Task Group submitted a statement on the Medium-Term Financial Plan and Capital Strategy. Full Council noted this statement.
Full Council considered a report on the Medium-Term Financial Plan and Capital Strategy.
Mayor Marvin Rees moved the report and recommendations. Councillor Tom Renhard seconded the report.
Following debate, upon being put to the vote, the recommendations were APPROVED (49 For, 2 Against, 12 Abstentions) and it was:
Full Council noted
1. The economic outlook and projections within the 5-year MTFP
2. The strategic planning approach
Full Council approved
3. Medium Term Financial Plan for the period 2024/25 to 2028/29
4. The updated Reserve Policy
5. Capital Strategy for the period 2024/25 to 2033/34
6. The Children and Education Supplementary Estimate