Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 2.00 pm

Contact: Ian Hird 

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Items
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179.

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 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).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

180.

Apologies for absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Bowden-Jones, Eddy, Radford and Quartley.  (Note: later in the meeting, Cllr Combley left the meeting during the refreshment break and submitted apologies for absence in respect of agenda items 8 and 9).

 

181.

Minutes of previous meeting - 14 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To be confirmed as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

On the motion of the Lord Mayor, seconded by Cllr Denyer, it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on 14 November 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

 

182.

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

None.

 

183.

Lord Mayor's business

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Minutes:

None.

 

184.

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 11 December 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 6 December 2017 at latest. A maximum of 2

questions per member of the public is permitted.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public petitions:

The Full Council received and noted the following petition:

 

Petition PP 01 – “Petition against the installation of bike hangars on Somerset Road, Knowle

Petition organiser – Rachel Heaton

 

Public statements:

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

 

PS 01 - Viran Patel - Council’s budget

PS 02 - David Redgewell - Rail/transport issues

PS 03 - Jane Phillips, Richmond Area Residents Association - University expansion

PS 04 -John and Martha - Bus stops in the centre

PS 05 -Lynda Hay - University expansion

PS 06 - Will Pooley, Highbury Residents Association - University expansion

PS 07 - Sally Paynter, Clifton Down Community Association - University expansion

PS 08 - Richard Barnes, Oakfield Residents Association - University expansion

PS 09 - Graham Coburn - Reduction of plastic use in Bristol

PS 10 - Eleanor Breed, Chandos Neighbourhood Association - University expansion

PS 11 - Mike Baker, Living Easton Heritage & Environmental Group - New community toilets

PS 12 - Kevin Gummett - Canford Lane crossing

PS 13 - Daniel Cleary - Fiddlers - “Agent of change”

PS 14 - Rob Harris - University expansion

PS 15 - Caroline Stevenson - Save nightlife

PS 16 - Aumairah Hassan - Easton Safer Streets Initiative

PS 17 - Kay Galpin - Living on the edge of a RPZ

PS 18 - Ornella Saibene - Council’s budget

 

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

(Note: with the permission of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Stevens presented statement PS 04 on behalf of the individuals who had submitted this statement.)

 

Public questions:

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

 

PQ 01 - Local Plan revision - Question from Robbie Gillett

PQ 02 - Fly-tipping - fines - Question from Michael Owen

PQ 03 - Cumberland Basin junction/bridge - Question from Michael Owen

PQ 04 - Fishponds Road/Hockeys Lane junction - Question from Grant Hudson

PQ 05 - Canford Lane crossing - Question from Graham Donald

PQ 06 - Motion on mitigation of university expansion - Question from Dr Patricia Smith

PQ 07 - Residential roads - traffic/parking interventions - Question from Katharine Gale

PQ 08 - Residents parking - Question from Kay Galpin

PQ 09 - Bush residential respite centre - Question from Caroline Stevenson

PQ 10 - Elton Road (Bishopston) and North Road (St Andrews) - extension of

residential parking zones to these two streets - Question from John Owen

PQ 11 - Council budget - Question from Viran Patel

PQ 12 - Easton Voice campaign - Question from Edward Bowditch

PQ 13 - 10 year plan for road safety - Question from Deborah Doyle

 

Within the time available, the Mayor responded verbally to questions PQ 01, PQ 05, PQ 06,

PQ 07, PQ 08, PQ 09, PQ 10 and PQ 13, also responding to supplementary questions.

 

185.

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 11 December 2017 at latest.

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Minutes:

None notified for this meeting.

 

 

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

 

186.

Information item - Treasury Management mid-year report 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the Treasury Management mid-year report 2017-18

 

Cllr Cheney, Deputy Mayor for Finance, Governance and Performance introduced the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

 

187.

Motions pdf icon PDF 36 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 - Austerity has failed: Bristol needs more money and more powers

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Mike Davies, Labour, Ashley ward

 

“Full Council notes:

1.         The Budget announced by the Conservative chancellor, Philip Hammond, on         Tuesday 22 November.

2.         Unprecedented pressure on adult social care, children’s social services, and the illogic of cutting support only to increase costs down the line; increasing deficits in Bristol’s schools and sixth forms, despite funds being found for new free schools in areas where there are already a surplus of places; and Avon & Somerset Police’s belief that they are at ‘tipping point’, having already been forced to make £65 million of cuts since 2010, including a reduction of 655 police officers, with another £17 million of cuts demanded by 2021/22.

3.         The £108 million budget gap which Bristol faces over the next five years and        the multi-billion-pound budget gap faced by local councils across the country.

4.         That Bristol is the only city in the country other than London to make a net           contribution to the Treasury, thanks to the ingenuity of local businesses small and large.

5.         Growing local economies drives our national prosperity; investment in people,     services, and key infrastructure creates opportunities for everyone to do       well. 

6.         The Green Paper taken to Westminster by the Mayor, Marvin Rees, and leaders of the UK’s other Core Cities; Bristol’s backing for it in September; and the hard work of our city’s four Labour MPs to hold the Government to account for its austerity programme.

 

Full Council believes:

1.         That Bristol deserves more money and the Chancellor’s budget missed a   chance to provide local government with much-needed investment.

2.         Austerity, voted through Tory and Lib Dem coalition and continued by the             Tory government, has made life worse for ordinary Bristolians. It has failed.

3.         That Bristol’s former Lib Dem and Tory MPs voted to abolish Bristol City   Council’s Revenue Support Grant, worth £110 million as recently as 2014/15.

4.         Some of the Chancellor’s announcements were welcome, including new   investment in house-building and infrastructure – both of which are core         challenges for our city and the country.

5.         Bristol’s Mayor, in conjunction with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), has submitted an ambitious bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock more than 4,000 new homes near Bristol Temple Meads.

6.         Cities face challenges which national governments do not, and need more            powers and flexibility than they currently have in order to succeed.

7.         Bristol  ...  view the full agenda text for item 187.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Motion 1 - Austerity has failed: Bristol needs more money and more powers

 

Cllr Mike Davies moved the following motion:

 

“Full Council notes:

1.         The Budget announced by the Conservative chancellor, Philip Hammond, on         Tuesday 22 November.

2.         Unprecedented pressure on adult social care, children’s social services, and the illogic of cutting support only to increase costs down the line; increasing deficits in Bristol’s schools and sixth forms, despite funds being found for new free schools in areas where there are already a surplus of places; and Avon & Somerset Police’s belief that they are at ‘tipping point’, having already been forced to make £65 million of cuts since 2010, including a reduction of 655 police officers, with another £17 million of cuts demanded by 2021/22.

3.         The £108 million budget gap which Bristol faces over the next five years and        the multi-billion-pound budget gap faced by local councils across the country.

4.         That Bristol is the only city in the country other than London to make a net           contribution to the Treasury, thanks to the ingenuity of local businesses small and large.

5.         Growing local economies drives our national prosperity; investment in people,     services, and key infrastructure creates opportunities for everyone to do       well. 

6.         The Green Paper taken to Westminster by the Mayor, Marvin Rees, and leaders of the UK’s other Core Cities; Bristol’s backing for it in September; and the hard work of our city’s four Labour MPs to hold the Government to account for its austerity programme.

 

Full Council believes:

1.         That Bristol deserves more money and the Chancellor’s budget missed a   chance to provide local government with much-needed investment.

2.         Austerity, voted through Tory and Lib Dem coalition and continued by the             Tory government, has made life worse for ordinary Bristolians. It has failed.

3.         That Bristol’s former Lib Dem and Tory MPs voted to abolish Bristol City   Council’s Revenue Support Grant, worth £110 million as recently as 2014/15.

4.         Some of the Chancellor’s announcements were welcome, including new   investment in house-building and infrastructure – both of which are core         challenges for our city and the country.

5.         Bristol’s Mayor, in conjunction with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), has submitted an ambitious bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock more than 4,000 new homes near Bristol Temple Meads.

6.         Cities face challenges which national governments do not, and need more            powers and flexibility than they currently have in order to succeed.

7.         Bristol needs more powers to achieve its full potential, and a shift towards           cities will help create more and better-paying jobs for Bristolians.

 

Full Council resolves:

1.         To back the Mayor’s and WECA’s Housing Infrastructure Fund bid and welcome figures which show that Bristol’s numbers of new homes are on the up – including affordable ones and a generation of new council houses.

2.         To continue to back calls for investment in Bristol, more power for cities, and       an end to austerity.”

 

Cllr Brain seconded the motion.

 

 

Cllr Denyer then moved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 187.