Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

427.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

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

 

The Lord Mayor announced that in light of the recent developments with regards to Covid-19, there were reduced numbers of Councillors present (whilst achieving quorum).  Agenda item 8 update from the Youth Council, and agenda item 13 motions would be deferred.  The procedure for public forum would also be altered and members of the public had been encouraged to watch the webcast.

 

The Mayor addressed full council with regards to the current situation in the City.

428.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were accepted for all Councillors not in attendance.  These were Councillors Abraham, L Alexander, Beech, Bowden-Jones, Bradley, Bradshaw, Brain, Bolton, Brook, Breckels, Carey, Cheney, Clarke, Clough, Craig, C Davies, M Davies, Dudd, Eddy, English, Fodor, Goggin, Gollop, Goulandris, Hickman, Jama, Johnson, Jones, Keen Kirk, Lake, Lovell, Massey, Mead, Morris, Negus, Pearce, Phipps, Pickersgill, Radford, Sergeant, Shah, P Smith, Stevens, Thomas, Tincknell, Weston, Whittle, Windows and Wright.

429.

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.

430.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 256 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 25 February 2020 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

431.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

There was none.

432.

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions)

Public forum items can be about any matter the Council is responsible for or which directly affects the city.  Submissions will be treated in order of receipt and as many people shall be called upon as is possible within the time allowed within the meeting (normally 30 minutes).  Further rules can be found within our Council Procedure Rules within the Constitution.

 

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 16 March 2020 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 11 March 2020 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.

 

Public forum items should be e-mailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk  It would be helpful if you could also let us know if you plan to attend the meeting. 

Minutes:

Public petitions:

The Full Council received and noted the following petition which were referred to the Mayor for his consideration/information.

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PP01

Susan Strickland

Ongoing parking issues in Honeysuckle Lane and Pennyroyal Grove, Fishponds

 

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

Christine Biggs & Katrina Billings, Bristol Clean Air Alliance

Clean Air Zone

PS02

John Paynter

The Methodist Church Way

PS03

Lee Elliott

Bristol Arts and Culture

PS04

Nicholas Tarran

Lift The Ban

PS05

Donna Comley

Parking Charges at Vassalls Park

PS06

XR Bristol

Joint Executive Committee’s Joint Local Transport Plan 4

PS07

David Mowat

Objection to the adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism

 

PS08

Stuart Main

Proposed Car Parking Charges at Oldbury Court Estate

 

PS09

Lucy Harper, Fiona Prescott

ISO ref Non Conformance Report

PS10

Betty Colman

Parking  Charges at Oldbury Court Estate

PS11

Patrick Birch

Proposed car parking charges at Oldbury Court Estate

PS12

Steve Cottrell

Proposed Car Parking Charges at Oldbury Court Estate

PS13

Chris Young

Proposed car Parking Charges at Oldbury Court Estate

PS14

Paul Larkin

Proposed car Parking Charges at Oldbury Court Estate

PS15

Kevin Stack

Proposed car Parking Charges at Oldbury Court Estate

PS16

Tony Jones

Joint Local Transport Plan

PS17

Shona Jemphrey

 

Bristol Buses

PS18

Jim Mayger

JLTP

PS19

Room 13 Hareclive, Hartcliffe, BS13

Golden Motion

PS20

Caro Hope

IHRA

PS21

Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign

IHRA

PS22

Mary Page

Covid 19, Council Pay Policy Statement and the Administration's liability on Bristol Energy bailout.

PS23

Julie Boston, FOSBR

 

Libraries

PS24

David Redgwell

South west transport network and Severnside

PS25

N Keller

IHRA

 

Public Questions:

The Full Council noted that the following questions had been submitted. On this occasion, it was agreed that written responses would be sent to all questions and supplementary questions were not invited.

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PQ01

Andrew Varney

Pedestrians at Household Waste Recycling Centres

PQ02

Andrew Varney

Road Signs to the M4 Motorway

PQ03

Debra Newrick

Bicycle hangers

PQ04

Debra Newrick

Bicycle hangers

PQ05

Anthony Cardew

Hinton Road Traffic

PQ06

Anthony Cardew

Hinton Road Traffic

 

 

433.

Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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 16 March 2020

 

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

Signatures

CP01

Cllr Tim Kent

Shortwood Road Speeding, 90 signatures

90

CP02

Cllr Kevin Quartley

South Bristol Link Road

223

CP03

Cllr Brenda Massey/ Cllr Helen Godwin

reinstatement of the number 76 bus route to Lidl (Monks Park Ave/Southmead Road junction)

435

 

Written responses would be provided by the Mayor or relevant Cabinet Member.

434.

Youth Mayor's / Youth Council end of year progress report pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Minutes:

The item was deferred.

435.

Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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


The Lord Mayor moved the report.


Councillor Combley seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council considered the recommendations from the Independent Remuneration Panel regarding Members’ allowances (as set out in Appendix 1) and approved the scheme as outlined.

 

436.

Pay Policy Statement 2020 -2021 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which proposed adoption of the Pay Policy Statement for the year 2020-2021.

 

Councillor O’Rourke moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.  Councillor Wellington seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Full Council approved the Pay Policy Statement for 2020-2021

 

437.

Adopting International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of Antisemitism (Equality and Inclusion Policy update) pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report asking Council to approve an update to Bristol City Council’s Equality and Inclusions Policy 2018-2023 which included adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of Antisemitism.

 

The Mayor moved the report.

 

Councillor Hiscott seconded the report.

 

There was a debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

Full Council adopted the updated Equality and Inclusion Policy 2018 – 2023 as part of the council’s Policy Framework, including the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism

 

438.

Constitution Update: Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the report.

 

Councillor O’Rourke moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Wellington seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Council adopted the revised terms of reference for the Human Resources Committee.

439.

Constitution Update: Members Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the report.

 

Councillor Jackson moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Hance seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

That Council adopted the revised Member Code of Conduct to come into force in May 2020

 

440.

Motions

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 – 17 MARCH 2020

 

 

Golden Motion - Future-friendly city

 

Full Council notes:

  1. The Bristol Children’s Charter, which is inspiring other cities around the world, and Bristol’s status as a World Health Organisation accredited Age Friendly City.
  2. The Mayor’s declaration of an ecological emergency, which was the first in the UK; together with our declaration of a climate emergency; and Bristol’s world-leading work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. The Mayor’s administration has tripled affordable housing delivery and will see Bristol complete 9,175 new homes over the four years to 2020/21; the Mayor plans to continue building at least 2,000 new homes per year – including 1,000 new council or affordable homes if re-elected.
  4. That despite historic levels of home-building since 2016 – including last month’s £1 billion investment in homes and infrastructure – some 12,000 families are on council house waiting lists, with 1,000 homeless families, around 600 households are in temporary accommodation, and the recent count which found 82 people sleeping rough in the city.

 

Full Council believes:

  1. Bristol faces climate and ecological emergencies at the same time as interdependent crises across poverty, housing, and health, which require complimentary policy responses.
  2. A greater linkage between people services and infrastructure developments can ensure that Bristol becomes a truly child, eco, and age friendly city in the way that we plan our homes, communities, transport, and major projects.
  3. Achieving a child-friendly places will deliver far-reaching intergenerational benefits for all communities, including interventions such as wider-level paving, step-free places, additional seating, toilet provision in private developments, and protect the planet and biodiversity through greater green spaces, quieter streets, habitat corridors, and better public transport and safe active travel provision.

 


 

Full Council resolves:

1.      To continue work towards establishing Bristol as a child-friendly city, not just in terms of services offered directly to children and families but through infrastructure, development, and clear planning guidance.

2.      To request that greater reference to the Children’s Charter is included in council decision-making, putting future generations at the heart of all we do.

3.      To lobby the Combined Authority and Government to incorporate social infrastructure in industrial strategies, working with us to improve access to affordable, quality, early years childcare.

 

Motion to be moved by: Cllr Helen Godwin, Labour Group

Date of submission: 5th March 2020

 

 

2.                  Supermarkets Compact

 

This Council regrets the prevalence of negative issues from a range of sources within the retail and distribution sector that hamper the city’s sustainability aspirations.

 

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Minutes:

The item was deferred.