Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

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Items
No. Item

365.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

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

366.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Beech, Bradley, Clarke, C Davies, English, Goggin, S Jones, Kirk, Langley, Radford, Thomas and Threlfall.

367.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on the 16 July 2019 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

368.

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.

 

Minutes:

None received.

369.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

Dr Ann Kennard

 

The Lord Mayor congratulated Dr Ann Kennard on being awarded a medal by the German Government in part for her work as Chair of the Hannover Twinning Associations for the past twenty years.

 

Alderman Mervyn Hulin

 

The Lord Mayor informed Full Council of the recent death of former Bristol City Councillor, Alderman Mervyn Hulin.

 

Councillors Holland and Abraham addressed Full Council, paying tribute in remembrance of Alderman Hulin.

 

The Full Council then observed a minute’s silence in memory of Alderman Hulin.

370.

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 9 September 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 4 September 2019 at the latest.  A maximum of 2 questions per member of the public is permitted and 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):

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PS01

Amber Eastman

5G

PS02

David Mullaney

Blaise Parking Charges

PS03

Oliver Fortune

Bristol Airport Expansion

PS03a

Karen Churchill

5G

PS04

Paul Tasman

Green New Deal

PS05

Steve Shaw, Riverside Garden Centre Ltd

Western Harbour Road Schemes

PS06

Judith Brown, Bristol Older People’s Forum

Post-Brexit Medication Supplies

PS07

Sue Hollyman/Fiona Evans

Stoke Lodge Field

PS08

Andrew Varney

BCC Consultations

PS09

Kevin Gummet

Canford Road Crossing

PS10

Robert Clarke

5G

PS11

Sangeetha Wynter

School Funding

PS12

Jen Smith

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

PS13

Helen Powell

Stoke Lodge Playing Fields

PS14

Julie Boston

Public Toilets

PS15

Louise Thomas

5G

PS16

Graham Donald

Canford Lane Crossing

PS17

Monique Sapla

Climate Emergency

PS18

Eileen Means

Local Train Services

PS19

Susan Mayer

Stoke Lodge Playing Fields

PS20

* withdrawn

 

PS21

Mobile UK

5G

PS22

Mary Page

Independent Remuneration Panel report

PS23

John S Andrews - Extinction Rebellion

Pension Divestment

PS24

Sarah Menage

5G

PS25

Sue Geary

Stoke Bishop Playing Fields

 

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:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PQ01

Judith Brown

Public Toilets in our Parks

PQ02

Jon Eccles

Netham Park

PQ03 & PQ04

Amber Eastman

5G

PQ05 & PQ06

Bristol Tree Forum

Tree Preservation Orders at Stoke Lodge Playing Fields

PQ07

Lee Starr-Elliott

Impact of No Deal Brexit

PQ08

Aileen McLoughlin

Green New Deal

PQ09

Kathy Welham

Stoke Lodge Field

PQ10

Oliver Fortune

Bristol Airport Expansion

PQ11

Oliver Fortune

Clean Air Zones

PQ12

Riverside Garden Centre

Riverside Garden Centre

PQ13 & PQ14

Michael Owen

Cumberland Basin

PQ15

Tim Rippington

Callington Link Road

PQ16 & PQ17

Edward Bowditch

Railway Employment

PQ18

Mary Page

Low emissions vehicles and charging hubs

PQ19

Paul Bullivant

BOSA

PQ20

Darran McLaughlin

Green New Deal

PQ21

Kai Damani

Bristol Youth Strikes for Climate

PQ22 & PQ23

Gerry Evans

Reusable Cans

 

Within the time available, the Mayor responded verbally to questions PQ01, PQ02, PQ03, PQ04, PQ07 and PQ08 also responding to supplementary questions.

371.

Petitions Notified by Councillors

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 9th September 2019.

 

Minutes:

None received.

372.

Petition Debate - Pause Bristol's 5G Rollout pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Director – Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition ‘Pause Bristol’s 5G Rollout’.  The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Sally Beare, 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 and the comment from the debate be noted and referred to the Mayor/ Cabinet Member for Transport, Energy and the Green New Deal for consideration and response.

373.

Petition Debate - A Right to Shelter pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report of the Director – Legal and Democratic Services setting out details of a petition ‘A Right to Shelter’.  The petition had reached the 3,500 signature threshold to qualify for a Full Council debate.

 

Paul Blake, 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 and the comment from the debate be noted and referred to the Mayor/ Cabinet Member for Housing for consideration and response.

 

374.

Report from Youth Mayors/ Youth Council on manifesto for year ahead pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED 

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

375.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council received the report and recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

 

The Lord Mayor moved the report.

 

The Deputy Lord Mayor seconded the report.

 

The Chair of the Independent Remuneration Panel addressed Full Council.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED

 

That the recommendations of the Independent Member Remuneration Panel be approved as set out in Appendix A.

 

An adjournment then followed, for 20 minutes.

376.

Polling District Review pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report asking Council to approve the polling districts and places for all wards in Bristol as listed in the appendix to the report.

 

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

 

The Deputy Lord Mayor seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Council

 

1.      Approved the polling districts and places for all wards in Bristol as listed in the schedule of polling districts and polling places and shown in the ward maps.

 

2.      Noted the proposed polling stations for all Wards in Bristol.

 

It was then moved by the Lord Mayor that standing order CPR9.1 be suspended to allow the meeting to go past the 2 hrs 30 time limit.  Following a vote it was agreed to proceed until no later than 9.30pm.

 

 

 

377.

Annual Report of the Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the annual report of the Audit Committee 2018-2019. 

 

Councillor Mead moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Stevens seconded the report.

 

Following debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Council accept the report of the Audit Committee 2018-2019 and noted the Committee’s concerns that internal control arrangements at the Council were not yet as robust as they should be. The Committee will continue to monitor and support improvement required during 2019/20.

378.

Updates to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the report.

 

Councillor Mead moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Stevens seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Council

 

1.      Approved the updated Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee

2.      Adopted the Terms of Reference for the Health Scrutiny Sub Committee of the People Scrutiny Commission.

379.

Motions pdf icon PDF 113 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.

 

1.      Green New Deal

 

Full Council notes:

1. The Paris Agreement, which recognises that we must keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C to prevent the worst effects of climate change; said accord’s commitment by national governments to reduce carbon emissions, though by less than the ambitious targets set and brought forward by Bristol’s Labour council – most recently to 2025.

 

2. The draft Local Plan’s commitment to carbon neutral homes and development, together with successive investments by Labour budgets in renewable energy; lower-emissions vehicles for the authority, waste company, and Lord Mayor; progress towards a new recycling and reuse centre at Hartcliffe Way; low-carbon heat networks to tackle fuel poverty; insulating 20,000 council properties; and delivering renewable energy projects.

 

3. The Climate Emergency, which Bristol institutions have been the first in the country to declare and which Mayor Marvin Rees led 435 UK councils to declare via the Local Government Association; the climate protests sweeping this country including the youth strikes for climate and Extinction Rebellion and the increasingly widespread calls for a transformative Green New Deal to tackle the challenges that face us.

 

4. The radical carbon neutrality action plan, the Mayor’s speech on Clean Air Day, Bus Deal negotiations, the £1 billion City Leap energy transformation programme, progressing plans for an underground/overground mass transit system, introduction of carbon budgeting, and establishment of the One City Environment Board, advised by the expert Advisory Group on Climate Change; and the data set out within July’s action plan, which shows that the city’s consumption and imports make up ten times the emissions of aviation and shipping, and twice as much as electricity, gas, and transport.

 

5. The shadow Chancellor’s plans to bring forward the Government’s net-zero emissions target from 2050, invest £250 billion in a National Transformation Fund, ensure 60% of energy is from low or zero carbon sources by 2030, and raise research and development spending to 3% by of Gross Domestic Product by 2030.

 

Full Council believes:

1. As set out repeatedly by the Labour administration, social and environmental justice must go hand-in-hand – especially given the poorest suffer first and most from climate change and that the richest have carbon footprints four times larger than those of the poorest; and that cities have an increasingly crucial role in delivering on both fronts, as set out in the Global Parliament of Mayors’ Bristol Declaration of 2018.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Motion 1 – Green New Deal

 

Councillor Dudd moved the following motion:

 

Full Council notes:

1. The Paris Agreement, which recognises that we must keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C to prevent the worst effects of climate change; said accord’s commitment by national governments to reduce carbon emissions, though by less than the ambitious targets set and brought forward by Bristol’s Labour council – most recently to 2025.

 

2. The draft Local Plan’s commitment to carbon neutral homes and development, together with successive investments by Labour budgets in renewable energy; lower-emissions vehicles for the authority, waste company, and Lord Mayor; progress towards a new recycling and reuse centre at Hartcliffe Way; low-carbon heat networks to tackle fuel poverty; insulating 20,000 council properties; and delivering renewable energy projects.

 

3. The Climate Emergency, which Bristol institutions have been the first in the country to declare and which Mayor Marvin Rees led 435 UK councils to declare via the Local Government Association; the climate protests sweeping this country including the youth strikes for climate and Extinction Rebellion and the increasingly widespread calls for a transformative Green New Deal to tackle the challenges that face us.

 

4. The radical carbon neutrality action plan, the Mayor’s speech on Clean Air Day, Bus Deal negotiations, the £1 billion City Leap energy transformation programme, progressing plans for an underground/overground mass transit system, introduction of carbon budgeting, and establishment of the One City Environment Board, advised by the expert Advisory Group on Climate Change; and the data set out within July’s action plan, which shows that the city’s consumption and imports make up ten times the emissions of aviation and shipping, and twice as much as electricity, gas, and transport.

 

5. The shadow Chancellor’s plans to bring forward the Government’s net-zero emissions target from 2050, invest £250 billion in a National Transformation Fund, ensure 60% of energy is from low or zero carbon sources by 2030, and raise research and development spending to 3% by of Gross Domestic Product by 2030.

 

Full Council believes:

1. As set out repeatedly by the Labour administration, social and environmental justice must go hand-in-hand – especially given the poorest suffer first and most from climate change and that the richest have carbon footprints four times larger than those of the poorest; and that cities have an increasingly crucial role in delivering on both fronts, as set out in the Global Parliament of Mayors’ Bristol Declaration of 2018.

 

2. In the work being done by this council with partners to locally implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which recognise the interdependence of the Climate Emergency with simultaneous crises including poverty, housing, and health.

3. Deregulation and cuts to support for renewable energy by the Government have discouraged corporations away from reducing their dependence on dwindling and damaging fossil fuels.

 

4. A state-led green industrial revolution of investment, regulation, and partnerships would decarbonise and transform our economy, and limit global average temperature rises below 1.5°C

 

5. Bristol’s world-famous aerospace sector,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 379.