Agenda

County Council
Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: County Offices, Kendal

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Roll Call of Members

2.

Declarations of Interest

To disclose any disclosable pecuniary interests relating to any item on the agenda.

 

Members are asked to refer to the Monitoring Officer for advice in relation to the declaration of interests at meetings of the full Council.  A complete list of declarations notified to the Monitoring Officer by 5.00 pm on Monday 9 September 2019 will be circulated at the meeting. If any member wishes to correct or add to the circulated list, guidance on what constitutes a disclosable pecuniary interest is set out below.

 

NB The following is a summary of what constitutes a disclosable pecuniary interest. Please seek advice from the Monitoring Officer.

 

Members must disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for       profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be           executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the          area of the authority; and

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one        hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).

 

3.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider whether there are any items on the agenda in respect of which the press and public should be excluded during consideration of the item.

 

4.

Public Participation

4.1       Mr John Hall from Kendal wishes to make a statement about Climate Change.

 

 

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 27 June 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

 

6.

Announcements and Communications

To receive any announcements from the Chair, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive

 

7.

Minutes of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 23 KB

The receive the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 25 July 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

The Leader will ask members if they have any questions on the minutes taking each page in turn. Members should state clearly the minute number of the item concerned.

 

8.

Corporate Parenting Board Annual Update 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Childrens Services (copy enclosed)

 

Additional documents:

9.

Scrutiny Update Report pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider a report by the Chair of the Scrutiny Management Board (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

Questions

To consider questions from Members, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 11.2 to 11.5 to the Leader, a Member of the Executive or the Chair of any Committee.

11.

Minutes of Committees

To receive reports from Committees of the Council and receive questions and answers in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 11.1 to 11.5.

11a

Cumbria Pensions Committee pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To receive the draft minutes of a meeting of the Cumbria Pensions Committee held on 11 June 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

 

11b

Audit and Assurance Committee - 26 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Audit and Assurance Committee held on 26 June 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

11c

Audit and Assurance Minutes 26 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive the draft minutes of a meeting of the Audit and Assurance Committee held on 26 July 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

11d

Workington Harbour Management Committee pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Workington Harbour Management Committee held on 18 July 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

 

12.

Notice of Motions

To consider notice of motions for up to a specified period of one hour.

 

Ms R Hanson will move:-

 

Cumbria County Council has long recognised the importance of tackling Climate Change. This Council remains fully committed as we seek to reduce our own carbon emissions. To date this Council has:-

 

   Reduced emissions through our waste contract and reducing waste to landfill

   Introduced low energy schemes in many of our buildings

   Introduced the use of low emission fleet vehicles and pool cars

   Installed LED street lighting

 

However, this Council cannot tackle Climate Change in isolation and we will collaborate with our 6 district authorities and our national parks colleagues as indicated in the Cumbria Joint Public Health Strategy - "To become a “carbon neutral” County and to mitigate the likely impact of existing climate change".

 

This Council therefore welcomes the recent decision by Parliament to declare a Climate Change Emergency in the UK, including Cumbria. We now call upon the Government to produce a clear plan of action, backed up by sufficient resources, to address this existential threat.

 

 

13.

Speeches

To hear speeches (not exceeding five minutes each) for up to a specified period of 30 minutes, from individual members, of which at least 24 hours’ notice has been given to the Executive Director – Corporate, Customer and Community Services.