Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

Contact: Ian Hird 

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Items
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143.

Welcome and safety information

Members of the public intending to attend the meeting are asked to

please note that, in the interests of health, safety and security, bags may

be searched on entry to the building. Everyone attending this meeting is

also asked please to behave with due courtesy and to conduct

themselves in a reasonable way.

 

Please note: if the alarm sounds during the meeting, everyone should

please exit the building via the way they came in, via the main entrance

lobby area, and then the front ramp. Please then assemble on the paved

area in front of the building on College Green by the flag poles.

 

If the front entrance cannot be used, alternative exits are available via

staircases 2 and 3 to the left and right of the Council Chamber. These

exit to the rear of the building. The lifts are not to be used. Then please

make your way to the assembly point at the front of the building.

Please do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the fire

warden(s).

Minutes:

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

 

144.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bradshaw, Goggin, Hickman, Jones, Lovell and Stevens.

 

 

145.

Minutes of previous meetings - to be confirmed as a correct record pdf icon PDF 191 KB

a.      Minutes of Annual Full Council meeting – 23 May 2017

b.      Minutes of Extraordinary Full Council meeting – 27 June 2017

Additional documents:

Minutes:

a. Minutes – Annual Council meeting – 23 May 2017

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Annual Council meeting held on 23 May 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

 

 

b. Minutes – Extraordinary Full Council meeting – 27 June 2017

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Extraordinary Full Council meeting held on 27 June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

 

146.

Declarations of interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Mayor and 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 declaration of interest made at the meeting which is not on the

register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for

inclusion.

Minutes:

Councillors Bradley, Threlfall and Tincknell declared an interest in relation to Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion, in each case relating to their employment by the University of the West of England.

147.

Lord Mayor's business

Minutes:

Former Councillor Rodney King

 

The Lord Mayor referred to the recent death of former Councillor Rodney King.

 

Councillor Abraham then addressed the Full Council, in remembrance of former Councillor Rodney King.

 

The Full Council then stood and observed a minute’s silence in remembrance of former Councillor Rodney King.

 

148.

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 17 July 2017 at latest.

One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

 

b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received by 5.00 pm on

Wednesday 12 July 2017 at latest. A maximum of 2 questions per

member of the public is permitted.

Minutes:

Public petitions:

The Full Council received and noted the following petition:

 

Petition PP 01 – “Removal of parking restrictions – west end of City Road”

Petition organiser – Heuna Bitsios

 

 

Public statements:

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

 

PS 01 - Jo Benefield / Forward Maisokwadso and others – City of Sanctuary

 

PS 02 - Mike Baker – Historic buildings

 

PS 03 - David Redgewell – Transport issues

 

PS 04 - Jacqueline Walkden – Clean air

 

PS 05 - Adam Rich – Clean air

 

PS 06 - Sean McGough – Clean air

 

PS 07 - Dr Julie Milton – Clean air

 

PS 08 - Nikki Jones – Clean air

                                   

PS 09 - David Jepson – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

                       

PS 10 - Merche Clark – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

                                   

PS 11 - Martin Grant – Clean air

                                   

PS 12 - Wendy Morgan – Clean air

 

PS 13 - Bristol City Youth Council – Motion 1 – Votes at 16

 

PS 14 - CorallineDundon – Clean air

 

PS 15 - Rory Peliza – Clean air

           

PS 16 - Jim Tickner – Clean air

 

PS 17 - Chris Powell – Clean air

 

PS 18 - Brian Worthington – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

                                   

PS 19 - Rob Telford – Clean air

 

PS 20 - CorraBoushel – Clean air

 

PS 21 - Patricia Smith – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

 

PS 22 - Stuart Phelps – Stapleton Road cumulative impact area

 

PS 23 - Jane Phillips – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

                                   

PS 24 - Glenn Vowles – Clean air

 

PS 25 - Geoffrey Allan – Clean air

 

PS 26 - Neill Talbot – Clean air

 

PS 27 - Richard Barnes – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

 

PS 28 - Eleanor Breed – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

 

PS 29 - Colin Davis – Clean air

 

PS 30 - Stuart Phelps – Clean air

 

PS 31 - James Hanlon – Clean air

 

PS 32 - Christina Biggs – rail issues

 

PS 33 - Harriet Blackmore – Clean air

 

PS 34 - Alison Bromilow – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

 

PS 35 - Chris Millman – Clean air

 

PS 36 - Viran Patel – Council consultations

                                   

PS 37 - Guy Orpen – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

                                   

PS 38 - Alderman Mike Wollacott – Council finances

                                   

PS 39 - Jack Hazeldine – Council funding

                                   

PS 40 - Karen Sillence – Motion 2 – Mitigation of university expansion

 

Within the time available, statements were presented by individuals present at the meeting.

 

 

Public questions:

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

 

PQ 01 - Living wage - Question from Paul Wheeler

 

PQ 02 - Redland library consultation -Question from David Jepson

 

PQ 03 - Local highways issues and Canford Lane crossing - Question from Graham Donald

 

PQ  ...  view the full minutes text for item 148.

149.

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 17 July 2017 at latest.

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petition:

 

Petition CP 01 – “Re-opening of Greystoke Avenue, Pen Park road end”

Petition presented by Councillor Massey.

Petition organiser – M Atwill

 

150.

Petition debate: "Let Bristol breathe clean air" pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “Let Bristol breathe clean air.” The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Jon Eccles (on behalf of Jane Stevenson, 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 be noted and referred to the Mayor for consideration and response.

 

151.

"Clean air now for Bristol" - report back (for information) from Mayor on action taken in response to motion approved at Full Council on 8 November 2016 pdf icon PDF 704 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report from the Mayor on action taken in response to a motion approved by Full Council on 8 November.

 

The Mayor introduced the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That the report be noted.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT – At this point the Lord Mayor advised that the Full Council meeting would adjourn for a 20 minute refreshment break.

 

152.

Update report on Bristol education funding pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report providing an update following the motion on “Bristol education funding” approved by Full Council on 13 December 2016

 

Councillor Hiscott, Cabinet member for Education and Skills, introduced the report.

 

Following debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

That the report be noted.

 

153.

Audit Committee - annual report 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 570 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the 2016-17 annual report from the Audit Committee.

 

Councillor Mead, Chair of the Audit Committee in 2016-17 moved the report and the recommendations set out therein.

 

Councillor J Clark, current Chair of the Audit Committee seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Full Council accepts the report of the Audit Committee at Appendix A, and notes the assurances provided in the report.

 

154.

Approval of appointment of Interim Director of Adult Social Services pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report from the Chief Executive recommending approval of the appointment of an Interim Director of Adult Social Services.

 

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

 

Councillor Holland seconded the report.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Full Council approves the appointment of Terry Dafter as the authority’s Interim Director of Adult Social Services.

 

155.

Dates and times of Full Council meetings

At the annual Council meeting on 23 May, dates of Full Council meetings for the remainder of 2017-18 were approved, but it was also agreed that the Mayor and party group leaders should further discuss the start times of meetings.

 

Full Council is asked to note that following further discussions, the following start times will apply:

6.00 pm, Tuesday 12 September 2017

6.00 pm, Tuesday 14 November 2017

2.00 pm, Tuesday 12 December 2017

2.00 pm, Monday 15 January 2018

2.00 pm, Tuesday 20 February 2018 (budget Council meeting)

6.00 pm, Tuesday 20 March 2018

 

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor advised Full Council that following discussions involving the Mayor and other party group leaders, the following dates and times of Full Council meetings for the remainder of 2017-18 had been agreed:

6.00 pm, Tuesday 14 November 2017

2.00 pm, Tuesday 12 December 2017

2.00 pm, Monday 15 January 2018

2.00 pm, Tuesday 20 February 2018 (budget Council meeting)

6.00 pm, Tuesday 20 March 2018

The date of the September Full Council meeting was the subject of further discussion and would be notified as soon as possible.

 

156.

Motions pdf icon PDF 33 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 may 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.  VOTES AT 16

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Jude English, Green, Ashley ward

 

“Full Council notes:

1.      That currently 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds are denied the vote in public elections in the UK.

2.      That 16 and 17 year olds are able to vote in local elections in Scotland, and in elections to the Scottish and Manx Parliament.

3.      That the campaign to lower the voting age is supported by thousands of young people across the UK, as well as a wide range of youth and democracy organisations and hundreds of MPs and elected representatives across the UK, and that following a nationwide consultation, the UK Youth Parliament voted it as their national campaign for 2017, and that it is also an integral part of the Bristol Youth Manifesto.

Full Council believes that:

1.      16 and 17 year olds are knowledgeable and passionate about the world in which they live and are as capable of engaging in the democratic system as any other citizen;

2.      Lowering the voting age to 16, combined with strong citizenship education, would empower  young people to better engage in society and influence decisions that will define their future;

3.      People who can consent to medical treatment, work full-time, pay taxes, get married or enter a civil partnership and join the armed forces should also have the right to vote.

Full Council resolves to call on the Mayor to:

1.      Publically support votes at 16 and join the Votes at 16 Coalition;

2.      Inform local MPs and the media of this decision and work with them in support of this campaign;

3.      Promote this policy through council communications;

4.      Run activities to raise awareness of and support for Votes at 16 in Bristol;

5.      If Bristol pilots e-voting, to commit to including 16 and 17 year olds for demonstration purposes, and further extend e-voting to Bristol City Youth Council elections, demonstrating innovation in digital democracy;

6.      Formally request to government that Bristol be used as a pilot to trial Votes at 16 in council elections.”

 

2. MITIGATION OF UNIVERSITY EXPANSION

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Anthony Negus, Liberal Democrat, Cotham ward

 

“Full Council notes the benefits that the Universities bring our City: vibrancy, earnings, new value added businesses, employment opportunities and a source of civic pride. But there are downsides too and as recent growth has been high and is expected to reach 60,000, these new generally short term residents are increasing the severe strain on  ...  view the full agenda text for item 156.

Minutes:

Motion 1 – Votes at 16

 

Councillor English moved the following motion:

 

“Full Council notes:

1. That currently 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds are denied the vote in public elections in the UK.

2. That 16 and 17 year olds are able to vote in local elections in Scotland, and in elections to the Scottish and Manx Parliament.

3. That the campaign to lower the voting age is supported by thousands of young people across the UK, as well as a wide range of youth and democracy organisations and hundreds of MPs and elected representatives across the UK, and that following a nationwide consultation, the UK Youth Parliament voted it as their national campaign for 2017, and that it is also an integral part of the Bristol Youth Manifesto.

 

Full Council believes that:

1. 16 and 17 year olds are knowledgeable and passionate about the world in which they live and are as capable of engaging in the democratic system as any other citizen;

2. Lowering the voting age to 16, combined with strong citizenship education, would empower young people to better engage in society and influence decisions that will define their future;

3. People who can consent to medical treatment, work full-time, pay taxes, get married or enter a civil partnership and join the armed forces should also have the right to vote.

 

Full Council resolves to call on the Mayor to:

 

1. Publically support votes at 16 and join the Votes at 16 Coalition;

2. Inform local MPs and the media of this decision and work with them in support of this campaign;

3. Promote this policy through council communications;

4. Run activities to raise awareness of and support for Votes at 16 in Bristol;

5. If Bristol pilots e-voting, to commit to including 16 and 17 year olds for demonstration purposes, and further extend e-voting to Bristol City Youth Council elections, demonstrating innovation in digital democracy;

6. Formally request to government that Bristol be used as a pilot to trial Votes at 16 in council elections.”

 

Councillor Fodor seconded the motion.

 

Following debate, upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED (45 members voting in favour, 12 against, with 1 abstention), and it was then

 

RESOLVED:

 

Full Council notes:

1. That currently 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds are denied the vote in public elections in the UK.

2. That 16 and 17 year olds are able to vote in local elections in Scotland, and in elections to the Scottish and Manx Parliament.

3. That the campaign to lower the voting age is supported by thousands of young people across the UK, as well as a wide range of youth and democracy organisations and hundreds of MPs and elected representatives across the UK, and that following a

nationwide consultation, the UK Youth Parliament voted it as their national campaign for 2017, and that it is also an integral part of the Bristol Youth Manifesto.

 

Full Council believes that:

1. 16 and 17  ...  view the full minutes text for item 156.