Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Tuesday, 6th July, 2021 6.00 pm

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

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1.

Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 480 KB

Members of the public attending 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 in front of the building on College Green by the flag poles.

 

If the front entrance cannot be used, alternative exits are available via staircases 2 and 3 to the left and right of the Conference Hall. 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).

 

Due to Covid Safety requirements we have put the following measures in place:

 

·       All attendees to Full Council are asked to have a Covid lateral flow test 24 hrs prior to the day of the meeting and show the results of a negative test. It’s important that you report the results of your test and that you get confirmation sent to your phone. Reception staff may ask to see this on the day of the meeting. If you have a positive test or if you develop any Covid 19 symptoms – high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should book a test on .GOV.UK and self-isolate while you wait for the results.

·       You are required to wear a face mask at all times unless you are exempt or presenting your public forum. Social distancing rules remain in place. 

·       Councillors are permitted to remove their face coverings once seated and behind a screen (when in use) or when standing at the lectern to make a speech.

·       Members of the press and public who wish to attend City Hall are advised that you will be asked to watch the meeting on a screen in another room due to the maximum occupancy of the venue.

Minutes:

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

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were heard from Councillors Ali, Cheney, Goggin, Hornchen, Jama, Mack and Wilcox.

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.

 

Minutes:

None received.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 485 KB

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

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on the 25th May 2021 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

5.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

There was none.

6.

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Public forum items from members of the public who live or work in Bristol 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 two clear working days prior to the meeting - by 12 noon on Friday 2nd July 2021 at latest.  One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

 

b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received three clear working days prior to the meeting - by 5pm on Wednesday 30th June 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 meeting are asked to register their intent to attend by giving at least two clear working days notice prior to the meeting by 12 noon on Friday 2nd July 2021.

 

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

 

Please note that members of the press and public will be asked to watch the meeting on a screen in another room due to the maximum capacity of the venue.  Those registered to speak for public forum will be brought into the meeting to speak to their item in turn.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public petitions:

One public petition had been received which was referred to Development Control Committee for consideration and response.

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PP01

Luke Geach

Access to public toilets for bus drivers

 

 

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

Rob Harris

HMO Register

PS02

Bristol SEND Alliance 

SEND

PS03

David Mullaney

Allotment Locks

PS04

Jen Smith

Skate Stops and Disability Discrimination 

PS05

Clare Freshwater-Turner

Road Safety- Cranbrook Road- another accident

PS06

David Redgewell

Transport and Buses

PS07

Tom Bosanquet

pedestrian crossing over St. Lukes Rd

 

PS08

Penny Gane

Bristol Women’s Commission Statement

PS09

Merche Clark

Libraries

 

Within the time available, statements PS04 and PS08 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 & PQ02

Johanna Spiers

Council’s Green Spaces

PQ03 & PQ04

Julie Milton

Management of Council Land for Wildlife

PQ05 & PQ06

Roxanne Ismail

Council’s plans for green spaces for wildlife

PQ07 & PQ08

Grant Mercer

A connected wildlife network in Bristol & management of the Councils verges and green spaces

PQ09 & PQ10

Tim Mason

Pesticide Policy

PQ11 & PQ12

Sarah Watson

Non-Council green spaces and landowners

PQ13 & PQ14

Sarah Thomas

Pesticide-free Council land and managing land for wildlife

PQ15 & PQ16

Dan Geerah

Management of the Council’s own green space

PQ17 & PQ18

Robert Smart

Bristol City Council grassland and Environmental Emergency Action Plan

PQ19 & PQ20

Nicola Earnshaw

Rapid Response to the Ecological Emergency

PQ21

Our Air, Our City (Nigel Shipley)

Clean Air Zone implementation

PQ22 & PQ23

Suzanne Audrey

Access to Temple Island/ A4

PQ24

Andrea Mackay

Cycling Gloucester Road

PQ25

Katrina Billings, Bristol Clean Air Alliance

Clean Air Zone Update

PQ26 & PQ27

David Redgewell, South West Transport Network and Railfuture Severnside

Stakeholders and Passengers consultation and review of WECA

 

Within the time available, the Mayor responded verbally to questions PQ15, PQ16, PQ21 and PQ25 also responding to supplementary questions.

 

7.

Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 584 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 6th July 2021

 

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Petition CP01 – petition of 49 signatories, presented by Councillor Hulme. 

We the undersigned ask the Council to restrict the extent of the Construction Compound to ensure safe wand proper vehicle access, ensure the number of road closures for site deliveries and construction work is restricted to the approved number, and to ensure full and proper enforcement action is carried out (relating to a planning approval 20_01595_F)

 

8.

Mayor's address to Full Council with Party Group Leaders responses

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the annual statement from the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees.

 

Councillors Pearce, O’Rourke, Weston and Clark then responded to the Mayor’s statement on behalf of their respective political groups.

 

The Mayor then made a final response and summed up.

9.

Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report presenting the Equality and Inclusion Annual Progress Report 2020-2021.

 

Councillor Craig introduced the report.

 

Following debate is was:

 

RESOLVED

1.    Full Council noted the Equality and Inclusion Annual Progress Report 2020-2021

2.    Full Council noted the Local Government Association Equality Framework for Local Government Report and response

3.    Full Council noted the Advancing Equality and Inclusion at BCC – New Actions for 2020-2021 closure report.

10.

Bristol's first Citizens' Assembly recommendations pdf icon PDF 517 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the report which outlined the formal handover of the report of the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations and proposed actions.

 

Councillor Craig moved the report and it was seconded by Councillor O’Rourke.

 

Following debate it was:

 

RESOLVED:

1. Full Council noted the formal handover of the report of the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations and proposed actions

2. Full Council noted the Citizens’ Assembly report was being considered as part of the evidence base for the Council’s update of its medium-term Corporate Strategy.

3. Full Council noted that the report of the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations and proposed actions would be shared with the One City Economy Board and other One City Boards for consideration to inform the city’s economic recovery and renewal strategy and in preparing the 2022 refresh of the One City Plan (publication planned in March 2022)

11.

Licensing Committee - Membership Change pdf icon PDF 506 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which proposed the appointment of Councillor Edwards to the Licensing Committee.  Any vacancies on the Committee must be filled by Full Council in accordance with section 6 of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

The Lord Mayor moved the recommendations within the report.


The Deputy Lord Mayor seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was:

RESOLVED:

That Councillor Edwards be appointed to serve on the Licensing Committee

12.

Motions pdf icon PDF 117 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. Golden Motion - Homelessness and Immigration Rules

 

  1. This council notes the Government Immigration Rules published on 22 October 2020, coming into effect on 1 December 2020 which made rough sleeping grounds for refusing or cancelling a person’s leave to remain in the UK.

 

  1. This council further notes the implementation guidance published by the Government on 20 April 2021 which clarifies how the rules will be implemented

 

  1. This council welcomes Bristol’s status as a City of Sanctuary and the work the administration is doing to make Bristol a welcoming place for refugees.

 

  1. This council welcomes the Labour administration’s work to reduce rough sleeping by 80% since 2016.

 

  1. This council welcomes the Labour administration’s introduction of Bristol Street Outreach – a new service to help accelerate the Council’s work to end rough sleeping in Bristol.
  2. This council welcomes the government’s ongoing commitment to end rough sleeping by 2024.

 

This council believes

  1. In order to end rough sleeping, people experiencing homelessness must be able to confidently approach local services provided by this council and its commissioned partners.

 

  1. That the immigration rules as proposed will dissuade many people facing homelessness from accessing those services for fear that their details will be passed to immigration authorities and that this will lead to an increase in rough sleeping

This council therefore pledges

  1. Subject to the circumstances of each individual case, in order to assist the national effort to end rough sleeping we will make no direct referrals under the rough sleeping Immigration Rules.

 

  1. The council will also not require any of our commissioned partners to make referrals or pass data to the Home Office under the Immigration rules.

 

  1. The council will only share information and data with the Home Office with the explicit and informed consent of the individual.

 

  1. To display this commitment prominently in public areas and on our website and to inform those organisations that we work with (commissioned and non-commissioned) who make referrals to us of this policy.

 

  1. To join Homeless Links’s #SupportDontDeport campaign and allow our logo to be identified with that campaign.

Motion to be moved by: Councillor Tom Renhard (Labour Group)

 

 

2. LGBT+ Mental Health Protection

 

Full Council notes that:

  1. Under the Equalities Act 2010, Bristol City Council has a legal duty to combat discrimination and promote equality.
  2. That the Council’s Equality Strategy 2018-2023 establishes the principles that the Council will work “with residents and employers to create communities which are able to come together, value diversity and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

Minutes:

Following a short adjournment, it was then moved by the Lord Mayor that standing order CPR2.1(xi) be suspended to allow the meeting to go past the 30 minutes time limit for motions.  Following a vote it was agreed to proceed up until a 60 minute limit for motions and a 9pm finish time for the meeting.

1. Golden Motion - Homelessness and Immigration Rules

 

Councillor Renhard moved the following motion:

 

1. This council notes the Government Immigration Rules published on 22 October 2020, coming into effect on 1 December 2020 which made rough sleeping grounds for refusing or cancelling a person’s leave to remain in the UK.

2. This council further notes the implementation guidance published by the Government on 20 April 2021 which clarifies how the rules will be implemented

3. This council welcomes Bristol’s status as a City of Sanctuary and the work the administration is doing to make Bristol a welcoming place for refugees.

4. This council welcomes the Labour administration’s work to reduce rough sleeping by 80% since 2016.

5. This council welcomes the Labour administration’s introduction of Bristol Street Outreach – a new service to help accelerate the Council’s work to end rough sleeping in Bristol.

6. This council welcomes the government’s ongoing commitment to end rough sleeping by 2024.

This council believes

7. In order to end rough sleeping, people experiencing homelessness must be able to confidently approach local services provided by this council and its commissioned partners.

8. That the immigration rules as proposed will dissuade many people facing homelessness from accessing those services for fear that their details will be passed to immigration authorities and that this will lead to an increase in rough sleeping

This council therefore pledges

9. Subject to the circumstances of each individual case, in order to assist the national effort to end rough sleeping we will make no direct referrals under the rough sleeping Immigration Rules.

10. The council will also not require any of our commissioned partners to make referrals or pass data to the Home Office under the Immigration rules.

11. The council will only share information and data with the Home Office with the explicit and informed consent of the individual.

12. To display this commitment prominently in public areas and on our website and to inform those organisations that we work with (commissioned and non-commissioned) who make referrals to us of this policy.

13. To join Homeless Links’s #SupportDontDeport campaign and allow our logo to be identified with that campaign.

The motion was seconded by Councillor Rippington.

 

Councillor Weston moved the following amendment:

 

‘That the motion be amended to read as follows:

 

1.  This council notes the Government Immigration Rules published on 22 October 2020, coming into effect on 1 December 2020 which made rough sleeping grounds for refusing or cancelling a person’s leave to remain in the UK.

2.  This council further notes the implementation guidance published by the Government on 20 April 2021 which clarifies how the rules will be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Golden Motion - Homelessness and Immigration Rules Motion Carried
Amendment to the Golden Motion Amendment Rejected
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