Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

Items
No. Item

300.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information

Minutes:

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

 

301.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Lesley Alexander, Jones, Mead, Threlfall, Wellington and Whittle.

 

302.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 11 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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 Extraordinary Full Council held on 11 December 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 December 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

303.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

304.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

None.

305.

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 14th January 2019 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 9 January 2019 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:

The Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Petition PP 01 – “A pedestrian crossing for Langton Court Road

Petition organiser – Andrew Varney

 

Public statements:

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

 

 

Name

Title

PS01

Trudy Curtis

Joint Spatial Plan

PS02

Oliver Fortune

No confidence in government

PS03

Kathryn Chiswell Jones

Ursa the bear

PS04

Emma Harvey

Ursa the bear

PS05

Andree Nicola Corbett

Ursa the bear

PS06

John Handover

Fly tipping

PS07 

Hazel Handover

Fly tipping

PS08

Nancy Brenchley

Stoke Lodge playing fields

PS09

Viran Patel

Budget

PS10

Bristol Independent SEND Community 

High Court Ruling

PS11

Kim Hicks

Joint Spatial Plan

PS12

Ray Kelly

Fly tipping

PS13

Claire Shute

Joint Spatial Plan

PS14

Alison Percival

Joint Spatial Plan

PS15

Ivan Hudd

Joint Spatial Plan

PS16

Steve Thier

Joint Spatial Plan

PS17

Terry Buffery

Joint Spatial Plan

PS18

Ann Sell

Joint Spatial Plan

PS19

Jackie Rainbow 

Joint Spatial Plan

PS20

Marie Walters

Whitchurch Lane

PS21

Janice Sharp

Whitchurch Lane

PS22

Martyn Sell

Whitchurch Lane

PS23

Benoit Bennett

Save our Bear!

PS24

Sue Rich

South Bristol Orbital Link Road

PS25

Jeanne Apperley

Whitchurch Lane

PS26

Dr S French

Tree Preservation Order regulations

PS27

Brian and Bev

Whitchurch Lane

PS28

Lois Grinter

Save our Bear!

PS29

Corra Boushel

protect vital agricultural land

PS30

Michael Owen

Bristol Energy

PS31

David Redgewell

Transport

PS32

Mark Runacres, Avon and Somerset Police.

Bear Pit

PS33

Andrew Varney

People’s Vote

PS34

Gill Shire

Whitchurch Lane

PS35

Helen Powell

Stoke Lodge Playing fields

PS36

Pete Bullard

Ursa the Bear

PS37

Karen Sillence

Glyphosate use in Bristol

PS38

Rebecca McLellan 

Brislington, Old Tramway clearance of traveller’s waste

PS39

Lucianne Lassalle 

Save our Bear!

PS40

Fiona Prescott

Glyphosate use in Bristol

PS41

Me and My Library group

Libraries

PS42

Jen Smith

Stoke Lodge Playing fields

PS43

Alderman Griffey

Ownership of City Docks

PS44

Nicola Evans

Whitchurch Lane

PS45

South West Transport Network

Transport

PS46

Bee the Change

Against Glyphosate

PS47

Tim Rogers

Against Glyphosate

PS48

Chris Chalkley

Save our Bear

PS49

Carol and Ray Andrews

proposed link road

 

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:

 

 

Name

Title

PQ01 & PQ02

Fiona Castle

Education and Health Care Plans

PQ03

Rick Carey

Anti Homeless Infrastructure

PQ04 & PQ05

Oliver Fortune

Filwood Library

 

PQ06

Graham Donald

New Crossing Point in Coombe Lane, Westbury On Trym

PQ07 & PQ08

Helen Powell

Open Spaces

PQ09

Graham Donald

Rescue package for High Streets

PQ10 & PQ11

Mary Page

Community Open Space/ Stoke Lodge Playing Fields

PQ12 & PQ13

Lloyd Roberts, Bristol Libraries Forum

Libraries

PQ14 & PQ15

Max Langer

Bus Services in Bristol

PQ16

James Cox

Afgan Relocation Scheme

PQ17

Barry Cash

School Playing Fields

PQ18

Barry Cash

Portishead Railway Line Proposals

PQ19 & PQ20

Joanna Booth

Libraries

PQ21

Viran Patel

Bristol Holdings, Bristol Waste and Bristol Energy

PQ22

Viran Patel

Voluntary Locally Elected Government  ...  view the full minutes text for item 305.

306.

Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Petition CP 01 – “Reinstate services to the Oatlands Avenue bus stops on Bamfield in Whitchurch by agreeing to allow the Metro Bus service, route M1, to stop at these bus stops”

Petition presented by Councillor Kent with 806 signatures

Petition organiser – Councillor Kent

 

307.

Petition debate - BRISTOL: Save Our Bear! pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “BRISTOL: Save The Bear.” The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Caitlin Telfer, 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.

 

308.

Petition debate - Marvin Rees: deliver your promise to ban glyphosate in Bristol pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “Marvin Rees: Deliver Your Promise to Ban Glyphosate.” The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Harriet Williams, 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.

 

309.

Petition Debate - Compulsory Purchase Order for Hamilton House pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition entitled “Compulsory Purchase Order for Hamilton House.” The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Gem Burgoyne, representing 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.

 

310.

Annual Report of Local Government Ombudsman Decisions pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which summarised the findings made by the Local Government Ombudsman. The report had been referred by the Audit Committee.

 

Cllr Stevens moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council note the findings in the report and actions taken as a result.

 

311.

Annual Report of items of Special Urgency (APR16) pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which outlined the use of special urgency provisions (APR16) in relation to decisions that were taken by Cabinet.

 

Cllr Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

Full Council noted the use of special urgency provisions (APR 16) in relation to decisions that were taken by Cabinet in respect of :

- WECA Strategic Transport Feasibility – 23rd January 2018

- Consent to WECA – Supplement Business Rates – 3rd April 2018

- BNet – 4th December 2018

312.

Update report from Youth Mayors and Youth Council pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Please note that this item needs to be after 4.30pm to allow attendance and participation of the young people after school.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council received a progress report from the Youth Mayors and representatives of the Youth Council.

 

RESOLVED –

That the progress report from the Youth Mayors and Youth Council be noted.

 

313.

Motions pdf icon PDF 46 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 – 15 JANUARY 2019

 

1. TACKLING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, DELIVERING FOR BRISTOLIANS

 (LABOUR GROUP GOLDEN MOTION)

 

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Marg Hickman, Labour, Lawrence Hill Ward

Date submitted: 03/01/2019

 

Full Council notes that:

1.         The Government’s continued pursuit of ideological austerity, started under the Tory-Lib Dem coalition, will see local government lose around three-quarters of its 2010 funding by 2025.

2.         The progressive budget, incorporating almost £1 million of cross-party amendments, passed by Labour councillors in February 2018 saw all three opposition parties oppose Mayor Marvin Rees’ administration’s commitment to cut senior management costs, innovate to increase income, invest in the city, and continue to protect frontline council services.

3.         Mayor Rees has prioritised delivering a real Living Wage, as did Labour councillors through work on the HR committee under his predecessor; accreditation has recently been awarded to the council by the Living Wage Foundation; and analysis which shows that wages are still worth less than a third in some parts of the country than a decade ago, with the average worker in the South West having lost £14,400 since 2008 according to the Trades Union Congress.

4.         Forecasts that Labour’s ambitious 2016 housing targets are set to be smashed: almost 2,900 new homes – including more than 800 new affordable homes – are due to be completed in the target year of 2020; Labour’s £100 million investment in a new housing company, City Hall making available £57 million to housing associations and earmarking £45 million for new council homes, and the memorandum of understanding for the Bristol Bond.

5.         Data showing that the UK’s progress on life expectancy stalled in 2015-17, against a historic trend of improvement, with life expectancy falling for the poorest for the first time since the end of the Second World War; deprived areas often suffer the worst health outcomes; and preventable diseases caused by smoking, obesity, and alcohol account for almost 110,000 early deaths each year in the UK, with smoking-related ill health alone costing local authorities some £760 million per annum in social care costs.

Full Council believes that:

1.         The Government should have listened to calls from Mayor Rees and Labour councillors, together with more than 5,000 Labour councillors and Labour council leaders ahead of both the Budget and Local Government Finance Settlement, to end austerity and invest in Bristol and other cities.

2.         The current administration has brought competence where the previous one left chaos: turning around a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 313.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Motion 1 – Tackling Poverty And Inequality, Delivering For Bristolians

 

Councillor Hickman moved the following motion:

 

Full Council notes that:

1.  The Government’s continued pursuit of ideological austerity, started under the Tory-Lib Dem coalition, will see local government lose around three-quarters of its 2010 funding by 2025.

2.  The progressive budget, incorporating almost £1 million of cross-party amendments, passed by Labour councillors in February 2018 saw all three opposition parties oppose Mayor Marvin Rees’ administration’s commitment to cut senior management costs, innovate to increase income, invest in the city, and continue to protect frontline council services.

3.  Mayor Rees has prioritised delivering a real Living Wage, as did Labour councillors through work on the HR committee under his predecessor; accreditation has recently been awarded to the council by the Living Wage Foundation; and analysis which shows that wages are still worth less than a third in some parts of the country than a decade ago, with the average worker in the South West having lost £14,400 since 2008 according to the Trades Union Congress.

4.  Forecasts that Labour’s ambitious 2016 housing targets are set to be smashed: almost 2,900 new homes – including more than 800 new affordable homes – are due to be completed in the target year of 2020; Labour’s £100 million investment in a new housing company, City Hall making available £57 million to housing associations and earmarking £45 million for new council homes, and the memorandum of understanding for the Bristol Bond.

5.  Data showing that the UK’s progress on life expectancy stalled in 2015-17, against a historic trend of improvement, with life expectancy falling for the poorest for the first time since the end of the Second World War; deprived areas often suffer the worst health outcomes; and preventable diseases caused by smoking, obesity, and alcohol account for almost 110,000 early deaths each year in the UK, with smoking-related ill health alone costing local authorities some £760 million per annum in social care costs.

 

Full Council believes that:

1.  The Government should have listened to calls from Mayor Rees and Labour councillors, together with more than 5,000 Labour councillors and Labour council leaders ahead of both the Budget and Local Government Finance Settlement, to end austerity and invest in Bristol and other cities.

2.  The current administration has brought competence where the previous one left chaos: turning around a £30 million overspend; bringing genuine ambition and political leadership to the authority, as endorsed by the recent cross-party Local Government Association peer review; and, through financial discipline and despite Tory Government cuts, securing the future of the council at a time when other ones are going bust or teetering on the brink.

3.  Mayor Rees was right to set out the ambition of making Bristol the UK’s first real Living Wage City, and to engage with city employers, trade unions, and the Living Wage Foundation to work towards this.

4.  Contrary to views set out by some members of the chamber, Labour’s complete commitment to building  ...  view the full minutes text for item 313.