County Council
Thursday, 14th February, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Offices, Kendal

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email:

No. Item


Roll Call of Members


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  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.




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).


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.


Public Participation

To receive petitions or questions from the public under the Public Participation Scheme for the Council.  This item is time limited to 30 minutes.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 10 January 2019 (copy enclosed)



Announcements and Communications

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


Minutes of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 121 KB

The minutes of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 7 February 2019 (copy to follow)


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.



To consider a report from the Deputy Leader/Cabinet Member for Finance (copy to follow)


Additional documents:



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



Additional documents:



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.


Appointment of Scrutiny Chair - Communities and Place pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer (copy enclosed)



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.


Cumbria Pensions Committee pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Cumbria Pensions Committee held on 10 December 2018 (copy enclosed)




Audit and Assurance Committee pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To receive the minutes of a meeting of the Audit and Assurance Committee held on 11 December 2018



Notice of Motions

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


Mr R Betton will move


Cumbria County Council in 2016/17 agreed an additional Council Tax precept rise of 2%, on top of the 1.99% general Council Tax rise, on every Cumbrian Household to pay for adult social care. This was thrust on us by the now ruling Conservative central Government.


I did not support this in 2016/17, 2017/18 or 2018/19 because I believe that Council tax payers should not foot the bill for adult social care as it should be funded fully by Central Government, we have been taxed enough by this Conservative Government as it is.


To date, the total figure raised by the adult social care council tax precept is £25m and if the 2% increase is passed again today, that total will increase to £43m.


The Conservative Government are unclear if they want future adult social care funding to come from our NHS, Cumbria County Council allocated monies or even if it is once again to be an additional burden to be paid for by Cumbrian Council tax payers.


Will this Council agree to lobby Central Government to end this unfair tax to the people of Cumbria and foot the bill from Central Government?





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 Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation.