Agenda

Full Council
Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 103 KB

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

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.

 

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To agree the minutes of the meetings held on the 21st and 26th May 2020.

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5.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

6.

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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 and the Virtual Meetings 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 6 July 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 1st July 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.

 

c. Members of the public who wish to present their public forum in person during the video conference must register their interest by giving at least two clear working days notice prior to the meeting by midday on Friday 3rd July 2020.

 

Public forum items should be e-mailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk  

 

Further information can be found within the public information sheet attached to this agenda.

7.

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 6 July 2020.

 

8.

Council's Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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9.

Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

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10.

Motions pdf icon PDF 89 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 – 7th July 2020

 

1.     Golden Motion - City of Hope: Rebuilding a more inclusive Bristol

 

City of Hope: Rebuilding a more inclusive Bristol

 

Full Council notes:

  1. Coronavirus (covid-19) has seen 306,862 confirmed cases in the UK; 43,081 people nationally have died from covid-19, including some 262 people in the Bristol area, while the Financial Times estimates more than 65,700 excess deaths in total*; our thoughts are with their loved ones.
  2. The accompanying economic impact is the worst since the Great Depression, and has seen 52,400 Bristolians furloughed, alongside significant job losses and financial hardship, increased foodbank usage, over £80 million support needed for Bristol businesses through the council, and a record national economic contraction of 20.4%.
  3. Recessions and protracted economic crises always disproportionately affect those who are already vulnerable, living in poverty, and/or in insecure employment; something recognised in the campaigns to extend free school meals, support victims of domestic abuse and violence, house homeless people, including those with No Recourse to Public Funds, and provide additional help for asylum seekers.
  4. This pandemic has disproportionately impacted on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, both in terms of numbers affected and proportion of deaths, but also the socio-economic impact; the pandemic has also disproportionately impacted on older people and disabled people, compounded by the Government’s decision to discharge people with the virus back into care homes and initial national shortages of personal protective equipment.
  5. In weeks, the Government’s public position shifted from “provid[ing] whatever funding is needed for councils to get through this and come out of the other side” to not “want[ing] anybody to labour under a false impression that what they are doing will be guaranteed funded by central government”; as a result Bristol faces an £82 million gap, while all councils and communities, according to the LGA, “face an existential crisis.”
  6. The horrendous death of George Floyd, and protests following it, further highlighted systemic racism around the world; the removal of the statue of Edward Colston has presented an opportunity for institutions in the City to re-examine their history and their current anti-racist equality practices.

 

Full Council believes:

  1.  We want the Government to succeed in tackling the pandemic, but it has sadly fallen short in its management to date from preparedness to responsiveness, to an inability to work cohesively enough with local government or our NHS – thus presiding over the second highest deaths per million of any country.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

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