Agenda

Full Council
Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Zoom Committee Meeting with Public Access via YouTube. View directions

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 104 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 275 KB

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

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 (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 and Virtual Meeting 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 11th January 2021 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 6th January 2021 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 8th January 2021.

 

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

 

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 14 January 2019.

 

8.

Audit Committee Half Year Report to Full Council pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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9.

Corporate Parenting Strategy (refresh) 2021-2023 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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10.

Annual Report of Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Decisions pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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11.

Motions pdf icon PDF 68 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

 

1.                  Excluded UK (Golden Motion)

 

Full Council notes that:

Three million people across the UK have missed out on the Government’s financial support schemes (‘the excluded’), due to technicalities such as: recently changing job, being a director of a limited company, being self-employed less than a year, earning less than half their income through self-employment, and a myriad of other reasons.

The lack of financial support has had a devastating effect on people’s livelihoods and their mental wellbeing.

Financially supporting these individuals and businesses is largely outside of the Council’s control and needs to be financed by central Government.

The end of the Brexit transition period will lead to increased uncertainty for already-struggling small businesses, including small limited companies and the self-employed who have largely been excluded from the Government’s financial support schemes.

 

Full Council believes that:

The Government should close the gaps in its financial support schemes, and explore options to retroactively compensate people and businesses that were ineligible for the Government’s financial support.

 

Full Council resolves to:

Lend its support to ExcludedUK, its efforts to support ‘the excluded’ and its campaign for fair treatment of ‘the excluded’.

Call on the Government to address the disparities in support, to ensure that all individuals and businesses currently excluded, entirely or largely, from Covid-19 grants are given the support they need and rightfully deserve.

Call on all councillors to sign ExcludedUK’s open letter to the Chancellor that calls for this.

Call on Party Group leaders to consider writing a separate letter to the Chancellor to urge him to look at ways to provide support to businesses that have missed out on the Covid-19 financial support schemes, using Bristolian people and businesses as case studies, and give councillors the opportunity to contribute to, and co-sign this letter.

Ask the Mayor to write to Bristol’s MPs to arrange a roundtable discussion with them and their constituency’s councillors to hear more of their excluded constituents’ stories, and work alongside MPs to continue to offer support and advise their constituents wherever possible.

 

Motion to be presented by: Cllr. Shah, Labour Group

Submitted: 26th November 2020

 

2.                  Energy Efficiency Support for every Householder in Bristol: making ideas work (Silver Motion)

 

Council notes:

 

              the Climate and Ecological Emergency Programme and its component documents set out where the city needs to go and what it seeks to achieve but not at this stage how this is to be accomplished

              addressing the poor energy  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

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