Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

Items
No. Item

270.

Welcome and safety information

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 between the side entrance of the cathedral and the roundabout at

the Deanery Road end of the building.

 

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.

271.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Bolton, Bradshaw, Clough, Davies, Lovell, Threlfall,

272.

Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 198 KB

a.      Minutes – Extraordinary Full Council – 3 September 2018

b.      Minutes – Full Council – 11 September 2018

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

        i.            That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on 3 September 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

 

      ii.            That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on 11 September 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor subject to the following amendment:

Alderman Massey sent his apologies.

 

273.

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:

Councillor Tim Kent declared a non-pecuniary interest regarding item no.9 High Needs Block Budget.  He confirmed that he disclosed the detail to the Monitoring Officer.

274.

Lord Mayor's business

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor congratulated Councillor Clough on her work on the exhibition ‘the Art of Recovery’ held at The Paintworks and encouraged everyone to support and visit.

 

The Lord Mayor congratulated Deputy Mayor Councillor Craig on the launch of the Equality Charter and encouraged individuals and organisations to sign up for which information can be found on the website.

275.

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 12 November 2018 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 7 November 2018 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:

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):

 

PS 01 - Oliver Fortune – Libraries

PS 02 - Richard Hall - Parks

PS 03 - Jonathan Baldwin - Wyck Road

PS 04 - Nicola Hawkes - Canford lane crossing

PS 05 - Donald Graham - Canford lane crossing

PS 06 - Paul Wheeler - Living Wage Foundation accreditation

PS 07 - Sally Roberts - Tokyo World festival

PS 08 - Caz Crellin - Healthy vegan lifestyle

PS 09 - Ffion Jones - Healthy vegan lifestyle

PS 10 - Briony Mae Sage - Healthy vegan lifestyle

PS 11 - Justine Wheeler - Climate emergency

PS 12 - Tony Jones & Janet Grimes – Climate emergency

PS 13 - Rory Peliza - climate emergency

PS 14 - Vicki West - climate emergency

PS 15 - John Sargeant - climate emergency

PS 16 - Tanguy Tomes – Climate change emergency

PS 17 - Richard Hancock - Climate change emergency

PS 18 - Marcus Grant - Climate Change emergency

PS 19 - Dick Willis - Climate Change emergency

PS 20 - Jack Hedger - Climate change emergency

PS 21 - Susan Nicholls - Climate change emergency

PS 22 - Jamie Townes - Climate change emergency

PS 23 - Lorraine Hawkings - Climate change emergency

PS 24 - David Redgewell - Transport

PS 25 - Sarah Cemlyn - Climate change emergency

PS 26 - Glyn Green - Climate change emergency

PS 27 - Oliver Broadbent - Climate change emergency

PS 28 - Alice Brown - Climate change emergency

PS 29 - Heather Mack - Climate change emergency

PS 30 - Mary Stevens - Climate change emergency

PS 31 - Carol Durrant - Climate change emergency

PS 32 - Hilary Saunders - Climate change emergency

PS 33 - Olly Creagh - Climate change emergency

PS 34 - Barry Horton - Climate change emergency

PS 35 - Fi Radford - Climate change emergency

PS 36 - Tarisha Finnegan - Clarke Climate change emergency

PS 37 - Zoe Weaver - Climate change emergency

PS 38 - Neil Talbot - Climate change emergency

PS 39 - Caroline New and Norman Freeman - Climate change emergency

PS 40 - Nikki Jones - Climate change emergency

PS 41 - Richard J Barnes - Joined up Council

PS 42 - Nicky Orr - Single use plastic

PS 43 - Barry Cash - Climate change emergency

PS 44 - Peter Roles - Climate change emergency

PS 45 - Emma Peddie - Climate change emergency

PS 46 - Simon Baughen - Climate change emergency

PS 47 - Radio Makawi - Climate change emergency

PS 48 - Ellie Freeman - Single use plastic

PS 49 - Pamela Nowicka - Climate change emergency

PS 50 - James Collett - Climate change emergency

PS 51 - Stephen Mason - Climate change emergency

PS 52 - Geoff Collard - Climate change emergency

PS 53 - Ben Blake -  ...  view the full minutes text for item 275.

276.

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 12 November 2018 at latest.

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petition:

 

Petition CP01 – Skateboarders by the Cenotaph – petition presented by Cllr Dudd

Petition CP02 – Save Our Shops – Stockwood Shops – petition presented by Cllr Morris

Petition CP03 – Dropped Kerbs along Charlton Gardens – petition presented by Cllr Weston

277.

Petition debate - A city wide ban on single use disposable plastics pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Director – Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition concerning a city wide Ban on single use disposable plastics.  The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Alex Morss, the petition organiser joint with Councillor Martin Fodor, 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 comments from the debate be noted and referred to the Mayor/ Cabinet Member with responsibility for Energy, Waste and Regulatory Services for consideration and response.

 

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

 

 

278.

High Needs Budget 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which proposed a budget of £54.471m for 2018/19 financial year.

 

The Mayor moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Councillor Anna Keen seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

Noted:

a) The Council Tax Band D equivalent, as agreed in February 2018, remains unchanged.

b) That all other budgets agreed by Council remain unchanged, subject to in year movements within delegated authorities

c) The approach that was followed in calculating the revised high needs budget, as outlined in Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the main report.

d) The report from Schools Forum as outlined in Appendix A.1, their advice to Cabinet in Appendix A.2 and the consequent decision of Cabinet in Appendix A.3 of the main report.

e) The latest financial position in the DSG which forecasts a £2.2m cumulative deficit in the High Needs Block by the end of 2018/19, as set out in paragraph 1.4 below.

f) That the equality impact assessment has been taken into consideration and has informed the

revised budget proposals. This can be found in Appendix E of the main report.

g) The comments of the Director of Finance (s151 Officer) on the robustness of the Budget and adequacy of reserves as set out in section 2 of this addendum.

 

And RESOLVED:

Full Council agreed a High Needs Budget of £54.471m for the 2018/19 financial year.

 

A named vote can be found in the addendum to the minutes, as required under CPR16.6

279.

Equality and Inclusion Policy and Strategy 2018-2023 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the report which proposed a revised Equality and Inclusion Policy and Strategy.

 

The Deputy Mayor Councillor Asher Craig moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Councillor Ruth Pickersgill seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council adopt the revised Equality and Inclusion Policy and Strategy

280.

Appointment of Statutory Scrutiny Officer pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report on the designation of the authority’s Statutory Scrutiny Officer.

 

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

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Lesley Alexander seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Lucy Fleming be appointed as the Council’s Statutory Scrutiny Officer.

281.

Treasury Management Annual Report 2017/18 (For information) pdf icon PDF 853 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.

 

Deputy Mayor Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Councillor Clive Stevens seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Council note the Annual Treasury Management Report for 2017/18.

282.

Motions pdf icon PDF 54 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.

 

 

MOTION 1 – TACKLING PERIOD POVERTY IN BRISTOL

(LABOUR GROUP GOLDEN MOTION)

 

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Helen Godwin, Southmead Ward, Labour

 

“Full Council notes:

1.     One in 10 girls and women aged 14-21 are unable to afford sanitary products while even more have had to improvise sanitary wear using items such as socks, tissues, newspaper, napkins, and/or toilet paper.

2.     Almost 140,000 girls and young women, particularly amongst girls who are in receipt of Free School Meals, have missed school in the UK the last year because they cannot afford to buy sanitary products.

3.     91% of girls and young women say that they have been asked to buy a pad or tampon for a friend.

4.     Research which shows that a majority of women who have suffered period poverty also experienced bullying, while many also feel that it has affected their mental wellbeing and physical activity.

5.     That, in 2001, the then-Bristol South Labour MP Dawn Primarolo reduced the applicable VAT on such products to 5%, following a 1991 high of 17.5%.

6.     Despite years of campaigning by women such as Laura Coryton, sanitary products are taxed as ‘luxury’ rather than ‘necessary’ products – while private helicopters and antiques are exempted.

7.     The early successes of ongoing campaigns by Unite the Union and NASUWT around period dignity and period poverty, and the work of Labour-led Milton Keynes council and the Scottish Government in this area.

8.     Hey Girls’, whose Buy One Give One model donated almost 1.4 million boxes of menstrual products to girls and women in need in the UK in just six months, and other social enterprises and companies including Fareshare, the Red Box Initiative, and Always, have been at the forefront of tackling period poverty.

9.     Increasing awareness of environmental sustainability issues, particularly amongst girls and young women, around organic and reusable products such as period pants and menstrual cups.

10.  Work with local trades unions and employers – including Unite, the CWU, and Unison – being led by Bristol City Council which could deliver tens of thousands of pounds to provide free sanitary products at school for all girls in the city.

 

Full Council believes:

 

1.     Periods are natural and female health is important; neither should be taboo subjects, in this chamber or anywhere else.

2.     Having a period should not be considered a luxury, it is not a choice but a decades-long and expensive reality of being a women.

3.     Everyone who needs sanitary  ...  view the full agenda text for item 282.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Motion 1 – Tackling Period Poverty in Bristol

 

Councillor Godwin moved the following altered motion:

 

Full Council notes:

1.       One in 10 girls and women aged 14-21 are unable to afford sanitary products while even more have had to improvise sanitary wear using items such as socks, tissues, newspaper, napkins, and/or toilet paper.

2.       Almost 140,000 girls and young women, particularly amongst girls who are in receipt of Free School Meals, have missed school in the UK the last year because they cannot afford to buy sanitary products.

3.       91% of girls and young women say that they have been asked to buy a pad or tampon for a friend.

4.       Research which shows that a majority of women who have suffered period poverty also experienced bullying, while many also feel that it has affected their mental wellbeing and physical activity.

5.       That, in 2001, the then-Bristol South Labour MP Dawn Primarolo reduced the applicable VAT on such products to 5%, following a 1991 high of 17.5%.

6.       Despite years of campaigning by women such as Laura Coryton, sanitary products are taxed as ‘luxury’ rather than ‘necessary’ products – while private helicopters and antiques are exempted.

7.       The early successes of ongoing campaigns by Unite the Union and NASUWT around period dignity and period poverty, and the work of Labour-led Milton Keynes council and the Scottish Government in this area.

8.       Hey Girls’, whose Buy One Give One model donated almost 1.4 million boxes of menstrual products to girls and women in need in the UK in just six months, and other social enterprises and companies including Fareshare, the Red Box Initiative, and Always, have been at the forefront of tackling period poverty.

9.       Increasing awareness of environmental sustainability issues, particularly amongst girls and young women, around organic and reusable products such as period pants and menstrual cups.

10.   Work with local trades unions and employers – including Unite, the CWU, and Unison – being led by Bristol City Council which could deliver tens of thousands of pounds to provide free sanitary products at school for all girls in the city.

 

Full Council believes:

1.       Periods are natural and female health is important; neither should be taboo subjects, in this chamber or anywhere else.

2.       Having a period should not be considered a luxury, it is not a choice but a decades-long and expensive reality of being a women.

3.       Everyone who needs sanitary products – including tampons, towels, pads, and other items – should have access to them.

4.       Education for children and young people within science and PSHE lessons is crucial to eliminate misplaced stigma and awkwardness.

 

Full Council resolves:

1.       To endorse Bristol City Council’s efforts to work with civil society and other partners to ensure that nobody in Bristol suffers from period poverty.

2.       To ask the relevant executive members to continue to encourage local schools, including primary schools given the increasing number of girls beginning their periods as early as age 8, to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 282.